Applying FAQ

Here are answers to the most frequently asked questions about the application process. If you are having technical problems applying through UAC read the Website technical help FAQ.

UAC does not recommend using a tablet or mobile phone to apply. To ensure an optimal experience when using UAC's online application services, use an up-to-date browser on a desktop or laptop computer.

Apply is available between 7.30am and midnight (Sydney time), seven days a week.

How many times can I apply?

You can only submit one application to UAC Undergraduate. If you change your mind about the courses you are applying for, you can change your preferences using Check & Change. Your application is valid until July 2016.

Can I apply for postgraduate courses at the same time as undergraduate courses?

Yes, but you'll need to submit a separate application through UAC Postgraduate.

How many courses can I choose?

You can choose up to nine course preferences. 

However, if you're interested in only one course, then enter only that course.

If you're interested in several courses, enter the course codes in order of preference up to the maximum of nine course preferences.

Remember: You can only include the courses listed in the course search. Check the course updates for up-to-date lists of new and cancelled courses.

Can I choose courses that start in semester 1 and semester 2?

Your preferences can include any courses starting in late 2015, semester 1, 2016 and the second half of 2016. Your application will remain valid throughout the admissions period, from August 2015 until July 2016.

If there is more than one start date for a course, you'll need to select your preferred start date. You can apply for the same course with multiple start dates; however, each start date is considered a new preference.

Does the order in which I list my course preferences matter?

Yes. Institutions consider your course preferences according to the order in which you list them. If you're eligible and competitive enough for the first preference you've listed, you'll be made an offer to that course and the rest of your preferences won't be considered.

If you aren't eligible for your first preference, but are eligible and competitive enough for your second preference, you'll be made an offer to your second preference and the rest of your preferences won't be considered.

Read more about selecting and changing course preferences and the selection process.

How do I know if I need to provide documents?

Most Year 12 students do not need to provide supporting documents.

If you do need to provide documents to UAC, this will be indicated in your application confirmation package, which you'll be prompted to download when you complete your application through UAC. Your confirmation package will include a cover sheet titled:

How will I know if my application is successful?

If you are successful you'll get an offer in one of the offer rounds. Most offers will be made in the Main Round on Wednesday 20 January 2016.

If you have a disability and are having problems with the UAC application process, contact us. You can call us on 1300 275 822 (from mobiles on (02) 9752 0200 or from overseas on +61 2 9752 0200) between 8.30am and 4.30pm (Sydney time) Monday to Friday, email us using the enquiry form or write to the Equity Unit, UAC, Locked Bag 112, Silverwater NSW 2128, Australia. We will be happy to help you with your application.

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