Schools Recommendation Schemes

Institution-specific SRS criteria

Australian Catholic University

The Australian Catholic University (ACU) Schools Recommendation Scheme allows Year 12 students, who meet the requirements below, to receive early offers of undergraduate admission.

ACU requirements

None.

Selection criteria

ACU will take into account:

  • Year 11 studies
  • school ratings.

Courses available

SRS is available for all courses except B Physiotherapy, B Midwifery and B Paramedicine.

ACU may also limit the number of offers made in some courses.

You must have your preferred ACU SRS course listed as your highest eligible preference by midnight on Sunday 11 November 2018.

Minimum ATAR/selection rank?

ACU may make conditional offers to a number of applicants. A conditional offer will be converted to an unconditional offer if the minimum selection rank specified in the Conditional Offer Advice Letter is achieved and any relevant prerequisite subjects or additional selection criteria have been met.

Your selection rank = ATAR + adjustment factors.

Course prerequisites/additional course selection criteria

Check course descriptions, including course prerequisites/additional course selection criteria.

Australian National University

The Australian National University (ANU) Schools Recommendation Scheme allows Year 12 students, who meet the requirements below, to receive early offers of undergraduate admission.

ANU requirements

ANU will accept applications from:

Selection criteria

ANU will take into account school ratings.

Courses available

SRS is not available for all courses. To check availability, visit the ANU website.

Minimum ATAR/selection rank?

ANU may make conditional SRS offers to a number of applicants. A conditional offer will be converted to an unconditional offer if the minimum ATAR specified in the Conditional Offer Advice Letter is achieved.

Course prerequisites/additional course selection criteria

There are course prerequisites/additional course selection criteria for some courses. Check course descriptions.

 

Charles Sturt University

Charles Sturt University (CSU) is committed to helping students gain access to higher education. Through its Schools Recommendation Scheme it offers early entry to high school students from any school in Australia.

CSU requirements

You must intend to study full-time on campus.

Your CSU preferences must be included in your UAC application by Friday 12 October 2018.

Selection criteria

CSU will take into account:

  • Year 11 studies
  • school ratings.

Courses available

All courses, excluding:

  • 214738 B Dental Science
  • 214964 B Veterinary Biology/B Veterinary Science
  • 212817 B Technology/M Engineering (Civil Systems)               
  • 214010 Dip General Studies
  • 214011 Dip General Studies
  • 214014 Dip General Studies
  • 214017 Dip General Studies.

Minimum ATAR/selection rank?

CSU may make conditional SRS offers to applicants. A conditional offer will be converted to an unconditional offer if the minimum selection rank specified in the Conditional Offer Advice Letter is achieved.

Your selection rank = ATAR + adjustment factors. For example, if you attain an ATAR of 60.00 and are eligible for our location adjustment (5 points), CSU will consider you as having a selection rank of 65.00. If the conditional SRS offer requires a minimum selection rank of 65.00, you will have met this condition.

Course prerequisites/additional course selection criteria

There are additional selection criteria for a small number of courses.

Check course descriptions and visit the CSU website for more information.

International College of Management, Sydney

The International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS) Schools Recommendation Scheme allows Year 12 students, who meet the requirements below, to receive early offers of undergraduate admission.

ICMS requirements

You must be a student from a school in NSW.

Selection criteria

ICMS will take into account:

  • Year 11 studies
  • school ratings.

Courses available

All courses.

Minimum ATAR/selection rank?

None.

Course prerequisites/additional course selection criteria

Selection for SRS offers requires an application interview. ICMS will contact applicants to schedule interviews. Interviews will take place between August and November 2018. Applicants may also contact ICMS on 1800 110 490 to schedule an interview.

Visit the ICMS website for more information.

Macquarie University

The Macquarie University Schools Recommendation Scheme allows Year 12 students, who meet the requirements below, to receive early offers of undergraduate admission.

Macquarie requirements

None.

Selection criteria

Macquarie will take into account:

  • Year 11 studies
  • school ratings.

Courses available

SRS is not available for all courses. To check availability, visit the Macquarie University website.

Minimum ATAR/selection rank?

None.

Course prerequisites/additional course selection criteria

None.

National Art School

The National Art School (NAS) Schools Recommendation Scheme allows Year 12 students, who meet the requirements below, to receive early offers of undergraduate admission.

NAS requirements

You must be a student from a school in NSW.

Selection criteria

NAS will take into account:

  • Year 11 studies
  • school ratings.

Courses available

620010 B Fine Art.
NAS may limit the number of offers made.

Minimum ATAR/selection rank?

None.

Course prerequisites/additional course selection criteria

Selection for SRS offers is based on an interview process and portfolio assessment. NAS will contact applicants to schedule interviews. Interviews will take place in early November 2018.

SAE Creative Media Institute

The SAE Creative Media Institute (SAE) Schools Recommendation Scheme allows Year 12 students, who meet the requirements below, to receive early offers of undergraduate admission.

SAE requirements

None.

Selection criteria

SAE will take into account:

  • Year 11 studies
  • school ratings.

Courses available

All undergraduate courses.

Minimum ATAR/selection rank?

None.

Course prerequisites/additional course selection criteria

Selection for SRS offers is based on an interview process. SAE will contact applicants to schedule interviews. Interviews will take place between August and November 2018. Applicants may also contact SAE on 1800 723 338 to schedule an interview.

Top Education Institute

The Top Education Institute (TOP) Schools Recommendation Scheme allows Year 12 students, who meet the requirements below, to receive early offers of undergraduate admission.

TOP requirements

None.

Selection criteria

TOP will take into account:

  • Year 11 study reports
  • school ratings.

Courses available

All undergraduate courses.

Minimum ATAR/selection rank?

TOP may make conditional offers to a number of applicants. A conditional offer will be converted to an unconditional offer if the minimum selection rank specified in the Conditional Offer Advice Letter is achieved.

Your selection rank = ATAR + adjustment factors.

Course prerequisites/additional course selection criteria

There are additional selection criteria for some courses. Check course descriptions.

University of Canberra

Using your school’s ratings of your aptitudes (including your capacity for tertiary study), the University of Canberra (UC) Schools Recommendation Scheme allows Year 12 students, who meet the requirements below, to receive early offers of undergraduate admission.

UC requirements

None.

Selection criteria

UC will take into account school ratings (aptitudes only).

Courses available

SRS is not available for all courses. To check availability, visit the University of Canberra website

Minimum ATAR/selection rank?

None.

Course prerequisites/additional course selection criteria

None.

University of New England

The University of New England (UNE) participates in the Schools Recommendation Schemes via its Early Entry Program which allows Year 12 students, who meet the requirements below, to receive early offers of undergraduate admission.

UNE requirements

You must intend to study full-time on campus.

Selection criteria

UNE will take into account school ratings.

Courses available

SRS is not available for all courses. To check availability, visit the UNE website.
UNE may limit the number of offers made in some courses.
Successful applicants can defer their offer for up to two years.

Minimum ATAR/selection rank?

None.

Course prerequisites/additional course selection criteria

None.

If you are considering applying for a science course, contact UNE for advice.

University of Newcastle

The University of Newcastle (UON) Schools Recommendation Scheme allows Year 12 students, who meet the requirements below, to receive early offers of undergraduate admission. UON supports motivated and talented students, regardless of their background or circumstances.

UON requirements

None.

Selection criteria

UON will take into account:

  • Year 11 studies
  • school ratings.

Courses available

SRS is not available for all courses. To check availability, visit the University of Newcastle website.

UON may limit the number of offers made in some courses.

Minimum ATAR/selection rank?

UON may make conditional offers to a number of applicants. A conditional offer will be converted to an unconditional offer if the minimum selection rank specified in the Conditional Offer Advice Letter is achieved.

Your selection rank = ATAR + adjustment factors.

Course prerequisites/additional course selection criteria

There are additional selection criteria for some courses. Check course descriptions.

University of Sydney

The University of Sydney administers the E12 Scheme through the Schools Recommendation Schemes. It enables Year 12 students, who meet the requirements below, to receive conditional early offers of undergraduate admission. 

USYD requirements

You must:

1. complete the HSC or IB at a school in NSW in the year of application; and
2. receive an ATAR rank or IB score in the year of application; and
3. be eligible through UAC Educational Access Schemes (EAS) for:

  • School environment disadvantage (S01E only)

OR

  • Financial hardship disadvantage (F01A, F01B, F01C or F01D); and
4. meet any subject-related prerequisites for your chosen University of Sydney course.

Selection criteria

The University of Sydney will consider:

  • institution-specific documents (see below)
  • Year 11 studies
  • school ratings
  • eligibility for S01E, F01A, F01B, F01C and/or F01D codes under the Educational Access Schemes (EAS). EAS applications must be submitted to UAC by midnight on Friday 28 September 2018.

Institution-specific documents

To be considered for the E12 Scheme, you must download and complete the E12 Scheme template containing the three questions listed below, then upload your responses to your SRS application. Each answer must not exceed 200 words. 

1. Other than your regular schoolwork, which of your activities or achievements have been most meaningful to you? These could be sports, cultural, community or school leadership activities. Select the one which best reflects you and describe why you undertook this activity, what you learned from it, and how it may be relevant to your future.

2. What are your three best academic achievements? Of these, select your proudest achievement and describe why it is important to you, including the challenges you faced and how you overcame them.

3. Tell us why you want to study the course you have chosen (include any experience you may have had that relates to this course). What is your interest in this area and what do you hope to achieve from studying this course?

In order to upload your E12 supporting document to your SRS application, you need to: 
1. Log into SRS Check and Change with your UAC application number and PIN.
2. Click on 'Institution-specific documents' from the menu on the left hand side.
3. Answer 'Yes' to the question 'Do you have a document to upload?'.
4. Make sure 'University of Sydney' is selected in 'Select institution'.
5. Click 'Upload'.


Courses available

SRS is not available for all courses. To check availability, visit the University of Sydney website.

Minimum ATAR/selection rank?

Each course available under SRS carries an associated minimum selection rank which is lower than the standard minimum selection rank for that course. The University of Sydney will make conditional SRS offers to a number of applicants. Conditional offers will be converted to unconditional offers if applicants meet EAS requirements as stated above, and the minimum selection rank specified in the Conditional Offer Advice Letter is achieved.

Your selection rank = ATAR + adjustment factors.

Course prerequisites/additional course selection criteria

There are course prerequisites/additional course selection criteria for some courses. Visit the University of Sydney website for more details.

University of Technology Sydney

The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Schools Recommendation Scheme supports students who have the potential to succeed at university but may not receive an offer based on their ATAR alone. 

UTS requirements

You must be eligible through UAC Educational Access Schemes (EAS) for:

  • school environment disadvantage (S01C or S01E only), or
  • financial hardship disadvantage (F01A, F01B, F01C or F01D).

EAS applications must be submitted to UAC by 4.30pm on Friday 23 November 2018.
You must also achieve a minimum ATAR of 80.00 for Law or 69.00 for all other courses.

Selection criteria

UTS will make 300 SRS offers to students who meet the eligibility criteria and require a selection rank adjustment of more than 10 points.

Courses available

All courses, excluding:

  • 601010 B Accounting
  • 603210 B Information Technology
  • 606004–05 B Nursing (accelerated programs).

UTS may limit the number of offers made in some courses. Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds positions available, the ATAR will be used to determine offers.

Minimum ATAR/selection rank?

Minimum ATAR of 80.00 for Law.
Minimum ATAR of 69.00 for all other courses.

Course prerequisites/additional course selection criteria

None.

Western Sydney University

The Western Sydney University Schools Recommendation Scheme allows current Year 12 students, who meet the requirements below, to receive early offers of undergraduate admission.

WS requirements

None.

Selection criteria

Western Sydney University will take into account:

  • Year 11 studies
  • school ratings.

Courses available

SRS is available for a range of Western Sydney University courses. To check availability, visit the WS website.

Minimum ATAR/selection rank?

None.

Course prerequisites/additional course selection criteria

There are additional selection criteria for B Music, B Creative Industries (Music) and
B Music/B Creative Industries.

Check course descriptions.

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