Schools Recommendation Schemes

Schools Recommendation Schemes

SRS applications closed at midnight on Friday 28 September 2018.

Schools Recommendation Schemes (SRS) are 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:

  • an Australian Year 12 qualification in 2018, or
  • an International Baccalaureate in Australia in 2018.

You must also be a UAC applicant for undergraduate admission in 2018–19 and:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or 
  • a permanent resident of Australia or 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
  • your school’s rating of your abilities in 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, 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 against 10 areas of study and a range of aptitudes.

Download

Schools Recommendation Schemes 2018-19
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Application dates

Nov 2018

11

SRS: Applicants finalise courses to be considered for an SRS offer

Applicants must have any courses they would like to be considered for an SRS offer included in their list of preferences by midnight.

Nov 2018

15

SRS: First offers released

SRS unconditional and conditional offers released. Click the 'Apply or log in' button and select 'Undergraduate offers'.

Dec 2018

20

SRS: Conditional offers converted to unconditional offers

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

Jan 2019

11

SRS: Further offers released

Further SRS offers are made today (January Round 1) and subsequent rounds. Click the 'Apply or log in' button and select 'Undergraduate offers'.

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