Key dates for undergraduate admissions 2016–17

Some courses have earlier closing dates for applying and providing documents than those listed here. Before you apply, check the course descriptions available through the course search for exact dates.

Times indicated are based on Sydney time.


Applications are open until July 2017. If you have already applied in this admissions period (ie since August 2016), do not submit a new application; simply change your course preferences through Check & Change. Make sure you place your new preferred course at the top of your list so that it will be considered.

On-time applications close
Complete and submit your application by this date to avoid a higher processing charge
midnight Fri 30 Sep 2016
Main Round applications close midnight Fri 2 Dec 2016
Final applications for semester 2, 2017 close midnight Wed 12 Jul 2017
Processing charge for 2016 Year 12 applicants (until 31 Oct 2016) $166
Processing charge for non-Year 12 applicants (until 31 Oct 2016) $192

Your application can't be processed, and you won't be made an offer, until the processing charge is paid. If you choose to pay for your application using a credit/debit card or a PayPal account it may take up to three working days for your payment to clear with your financial institution and to be reflected in your application.

There are specific dates by which you need to apply to be considered in each offer round.

Year 12 results and ATARs

2016 NSW HSC results released by BOSTES Thu 15 Dec 2016
2016 ACT statements (inclduing ATAR) released by ACTBSSS Tue 13 Dec 2016
ATARs released on this website 9am Fri 16 Dec 2016
ATAR Advice Notices received from UAC from Fri 16 Dec 2016

Offers and change of preferences

There are a number of offer rounds in 2016–17. Check key dates for offer rounds for all offer round dates and dates by which you need to apply, provide documents and change your preferences for each offer round.

For a printable copy of all key dates for undergraduate admissions, download the important dates fact sheet.