Educational Access Schemes (EAS)
On-time closing date for EAS applications
We encouraged EAS applicants to apply by the on-time closing date of 27 September, but due to school holidays and other factors you may not have had all your documentation ready by then.
Don't worry – as long as you apply by 4.30pm on Friday 29 November you will receive your EAS eligibility letter in December. If you apply after that, and before 4.30pm on Friday 3 January, your application will still be considered in the Main Round of offers but you won't receive your eligibility letter until after those offers are made.
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.