Australian Tertiary Admission Rank

HSC courses that can be used in the ATAR calculation

Log in to view your 2023 ATAR: available until midnight 18 March 2024.

You'll need your Year 12 student number and UAC PIN to log in.

If you've lost your NSW Year 12 student number, call NESA on 1300 13 83 23. If you've lost your UAC PIN, call UAC on (02) 9752 0200.

When you view your ATAR, download and save your official 2023 ATAR Advice Notice. It's free until 18 March 2024: after that you will need to buy it through the UAC Shop at a cost of $70.

NSW HSC students will also have their ATAR issued as a digital credential: instructions on how to claim your credential.

Frequently asked questions about the ATAR

January Round 1 lowest selection ranks: the lowest selection rank – ATAR plus adjustment factors – that could have resulted in an offer to each course in January Round 1.

ATAR courses are those developed by NESA for which there are formal examinations that yield graded assessments. These are the only courses that can be used to calculate your ATAR.

ATAR courses are classified as either Category A or Category B courses. Only 2 units of Category B courses can contribute to your ATAR.

Criteria for Category A courses: academic rigour, depth of knowledge, the degree to which the course contributes to assumed knowledge for tertiary studies, and the coherence with other courses included in the ATAR calculations.

Criteria for Category B courses: the level of cognitive and performance demands are not regarded as satisfactory in themselves, though their contribution to a selection index is regarded as adequate if the other courses included in the aggregate are more academically demanding.

2023 Year 10 students

Choosing your HSC subjects for next year? Note that when you complete the HSC in 2025, there will no longer be a distinction between Category A and Category B courses.