Australian Tertiary Admission Rank

HSC courses that can be used in the ATAR calculation

2021 ATAR Advice Notice

2021 NSW ATARs will be released at 9am on Thursday 20 January. You'll need your Year 12 student number and UAC PIN to log in.

If you've lost your 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 2021 ATAR Advice Notice. It's free until 28 March 2022: after that you will need to buy it through the UAC Shop at a cost of $60.

ATAR Enquiry Centre

Ask us specific questions about your ATAR. Call (+61 2) 9119 5012 on the following dates:

Thu 20 Jan + Fri 21 Jan8.30am to 8.30pm
Sat 22 Jan + Sun 23 Janclosed
Mon 24 Jan to Wed 26 Jan8.30am to 4.30pm

Make sure you have your Year 12 student number (or UAC application number) ready. For other queries about your application, contact UAC.

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.

Year 10 students

Choosing your HSC subjects for next year? Our online tool can help: try Subject Compass.

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ATAR key dates

20 Jan 2022

NSW and ACT ATARs released