Limited ATAR

Eligibility

To be eligible for a Limited ATAR based on your 2013 HSC studies, you must meet both of the following conditions:

  • have been at least 20 years of age on 1 March 2013
  • be taking between five and nine units of ATAR courses in 2013, including at least one unit of English.

Calculation of a Limited ATAR

The Limited ATAR is calculated using scaled marks from ATAR courses completed in 2013 and comprising:

  • at least one unit of English

You cannot accumulate a Limited ATAR. You cannot include Category B courses in a Limited ATAR.

If you're eligible for a Limited ATAR, you'll receive a written Advice Notice the day after ATARS are released.

Some institutions use the Limited ATAR in conjunction with other criteria for selection purposes – check the institution entries.

Institutions that use the Limited ATAR

  • AMP College of Business and Communication
  • Australian Catholic University
  • Australian College of Applied Psychology
  • Australian Maritime College
  • Australian National University - (Limited ATAR not accepted for programs in Design and Visual Arts)
  • Billy Blue College of Design
  • Charles Sturt University
  • CQUniversity
  • Griffith University
  • Jansen Newman Institute
  • La Trobe University
  • Macleay College
  • Macquarie University
  • MIT Sydney
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • University of New England - (Limited ATAR not accepted for admission to 780000 Medicine)
  • University of New South Wales - (Limited ATAR not accepted for admission to 428000 Medical Studies/Doctor of Medicine or Arts/Medical Studies/Doctor of Medicine or 429750 Optometry/Science. Where it is accepted, it is used in conjunction with other criteria for selection purposes and each application is considered individually.)
  • University of Newcastle - (Limited ATAR not accepted for admission to 780000 Medicine or 480650 Law (Graduate Entry)
  • University of Technology, Sydney
  • University of Sydney - (Limited ATAR used in conjunction with other criteria for selection purposes and each application considered individually)
  • University of Western Sydney
  • University of Wollongong
  • William Blue College of Hospitality Management

Can you receive an ATAR and a Limited ATAR?

Yes. If you meet the criteria to receive a Limited ATAR, and also meet the criteria to receive an ATAR, both will be calculated and sent to you.

Example

If a student aged over 20 years studied eight ATAR units (including two units of English) in the 2012 HSC, he or she would have received a Limited ATAR in 2012. If the same student decides to study two additional ATAR units in the 2013 HSC, he or she will be eligible for an ATAR in 2013.

Under some circumstances it is possible for a student to receive an ATAR and a Limited ATAR in the same year.

Each institution decides whether to use the ATAR or Limited ATAR for selection purposes. Some will use the Limited ATAR in conjunction with other criteria. Check each institution's entry.

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