Educational Access Schemes (EAS)
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:
English language difficulty
- 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.
Who can apply?
You can apply for EAS through UAC if you:
are a UAC applicant for undergraduate admission, and
- have experienced long-term educational disadvantage during Year 11 and/or 12 or equivalent
- an Australian citizen
- a New Zealand citizen
- a permanent resident of Australia
- a holder of an Australian permanent resident humanitarian visa.
Some institutions will consider EAS applicants with a record of tertiary study.