EAS statements

All applicants are required to write an Applicant's Statement as part of their EAS application. Some applicants also need to provide an Educational Impact Statement or a Medical Impact Statement.

Applicant's Statement

You need to provide a separate concise Applicant’s Statement for each disadvantage you claim.

Your Applicant’s Statement must provide the factual details listed for each disadvantage. (You can download additional copies of the form if you are claiming several disadvantages.)

When writing your Applicant’s Statement:

  • complete the Statement yourself, in your own words
  • refer to the ‘Applicant’s Statement requirements’ for each disadvantage
  • include the period of each disadvantage
  • be precise and specific
  • sign and date your Applicant’s Statement.

If you need more room to write your statement, use a separate sheet of paper and attach it to the form.

Educational Impact Statement (EIS)

Some disadvantages require you to submit an EIS. If the EIS is not provided, your claim may not be assessed.

The EIS must:

  • be completed by someone who can comment on your disadvantage
  • not be altered, or added to, by you in any way.

If you’re a 2017 Year 12 student:

The EIS must:

  • be completed by your school/college principal, counsellor, year adviser or careers adviser
  • explain if or how the educational disadvantage you’ve experienced has affected your educational performance.

If you’re unable to have your school complete the EIS, it must be completed by a responsible person. A responsible person is a doctor, lawyer, accountant, social worker, counsellor, religious or community leader who is familiar with your circumstances and who can provide information regarding your disadvantage and its effect on your ability to study. The person must:

  • not be a family member or friend
  • confirm their relationship to you
  • explain if or how the educational disadvantage you’ve experienced has affected your educational performance.

You must also attach an explanation as to why your school can’t complete the EIS.

Medical Impact Statement (MIS)

If you’re claiming the ‘Personal illness/disability’ (disadvantage code P01A) an MIS must be supplied. If the MIS isn’t provided your claim may not be assessed.

The MIS must:

  • be completed by a registered health professional who is treating your medical condition/disability
  • not be completed by the same person as the EIS
  • not be altered, or added to, by you in any way.

A registered health professional is a medical practitioner, psychologist or specialist who is familiar with your circumstances and who can provide information about the medical condition/disability and its effect on your ability to study. The person must not be a family member or friend.

 

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