Educational Access Schemes (EAS)

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Applications for 2014–15 admissions will open in early August.


Most of UAC’s participating institutions have Educational Access Schemes (EAS) to help students who have experienced long-term educational disadvantage gain admission to tertiary study.

Institutions use EAS to make offers of admission in one of two ways. They:

  • allocate bonus points, or
  • set aside a certain number of places for EAS applicants.

There are seven broad categories of disadvantage:

  • disrupted schooling
  • financial hardship
  • home environment
  • English language difficulty
  • personal illness/disability
  • refugee status
  • school environment.

To be eligible for EAS consideration your educational performance must have been seriously affected, normally for a period of at least six months during Year 11 and/or 12 or equivalent, due to circumstances beyond your control and choosing.

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