How to apply for uni

Providing documents to support your application

If you need to provide supporting documents, you will be prompted to do so in your application. The required documents will also be listed in your Confirmation of Application, which you can download when you complete your application.

Some course-specific documents, such as a personal statement, CV, questionnaire or portfolio, must be uploaded through your application.

Other documents, such as qualification transcripts, can be either uploaded via your application or posted or delivered to UAC. If you post or deliver these documents, make sure you download and include the document cover sheet that will be generated when you complete your application. We do not recommend you send original documents to UAC. Send good quality copies or bring your original documents to UAC between 8.30am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday and we will copy them.

If you’re a Year 12 student it is unlikely that you’ll need to provide documents to support your application for study, since UAC automatically receives your Year 12 results. However, all Australian citizens will be encouraged to supply documentary evidence of their citizenship to speed up the admission and enrolment process.

Documents UAC can obtain for you

In most cases UAC can obtain your results from study at the following institutions, so there is no need to deliver them to UAC yourself:

  • Australian Year 12 assessment authorities
  • Australian universities
  • TAFE NSW from 2008

Most institutions won’t release your academic record if you have outstanding debts (eg uni library fine), and this may prevent you from receiving an offer. UAC can't assess qualifications using transcripts supplied by you if non-release status has been advised by an institution.

Transferring documents to a new application

Documents that relate to an application made within the last five years can be transferred to a new application for a fee of $92.

Complete the document transfer form, including the payment details, and post to UAC.

Having your documents returned to you

Any documents you provide to UAC can be returned to you for a fee:

  • $42 if the documents relate to the current admissions period
  • $92 if the documents relate to a previous admissions period (up to five years).

Complete the document retrieval form, including the payment details, and post to UAC.