Schools Recommendation Scheme

Schools Recommendation Scheme

SRS applications closed at midnight on 19 September 2021.

You can no longer access your application or log in to SRS Check & Change. Manage your preferences within your UAC undergraduate application.

The first round of SRS offers will be emailed to successful applicants on Friday 12 November (November Round 1). Institutions can make further SRS offers in November Round 2, December Round 1 and January Round 1.

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The Schools Recommendation Scheme (SRS) is one way institutions make early offers of undergraduate admission to Year 12 students. They do this by using criteria other than (or in addition to) the ATAR.

Who can apply?

To apply for SRS you must be a Year 12 applicant who is attempting one of the following:

  • an Australian Year 12 qualification in 2021
  • an International Baccalaureate in Australia in 2021.

You must also be:

  • a UAC applicant for undergraduate admission in 2022
  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen, a permanent resident of Australia or the holder of an Australian permanent resident humanitarian visa.

Institution criteria

Participating institutions may use one or more of the following criteria listed when considering your application:

  • your Year 11 studies (IB and interstate students will need to upload a PDF of their Year 11 school report)
  • your school’s rating of your abilities in different areas of study
  • your school’s rating of your aptitudes
  • your Educational Access Schemes (EAS) application (if applicable)
  • institution-specific documents (if applicable).

Institutions will then make offers based:

  • solely on SRS criteria
  • on both SRS criteria and ATAR/selection rank
  • on SRS criteria and ATAR and equity criteria.

Each institution has its own policy for determining SRS eligibility and making offers. For example, you may also have to submit an EAS application institution-defined dates, or attend a school in a particular region.

SRS is not available for all courses. The institution-specific SRS criteria detail any exceptions.

Institution-specific SRS criteria

Find out which institutions are taking part in SRS and the criteria they set for applicants.

How your school rates you

Your school rates you on your aptitude in five areas.

Schools Recommendation Scheme webinar

Sara Sun, from UAC's Access Unit, outlines:

  • how to apply
  • whether you're guaranteed an early offer if you apply
  • other early offer schemes.

Duration: 12 minutes

Application dates

09 Dec 2021

SRS: December Round 1 offers released

SRS unconditional offers released. Check your email or click the 'Apply or log in' button and select 'Undergraduate offers'.

06 Jan 2022

SRS: Course preference deadline for January Round 1 offers

Finalise the order of your SRS course preferences in your UAC application by midnight. Institutions can make further unconditional offers in January Round 1.

13 Jan 2022

SRS: January Round 1 offers released

SRS unconditional offers released. Check your email or click the 'Apply or log in' button and select 'Undergraduate offers'.

26 Jan 2022

SRS: Conditional offers converted to unconditional offers

Conditional offers are converted to unconditional offers for applicants who meet institution criteria. Check your email or click the 'Apply or log in' button and select 'Undergraduate offers'.

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