UAC update

UAC COVID-19 update

UAC is committed to ensuring that our core services remain available while we comply with government requirements and endeavour to keep our staff safe.

Our call centre is fully operational and our friendly team is standing by to take calls on 1300 275 822 Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm. Livechat and email through our website also continue to be available.

For the health and safety of our staff and the general public, the face-to-face counter service at our Sydney Olympic Park head office is currently closed.

A message for Year 12 students

We know you’re worried about how your plans to go to uni in 2021 will be affected by COVID-19.

We want to reassure you that UAC will work with universities, NESA (and other state boards of studies and the IBO), schools and other stakeholders to ensure that no student is disadvantaged in relation to university entry.

Stay up to date with the latest information:

We’re here to help, so please get in touch if you need advice or reassurance.


The Education Council has confirmed that Year 12 students will be able to achieve their Senior Secondary Certificate of Education this year and UAC will still be calculating an ATAR for 2020 NSW HSC students. The ACTBSSS has also stated that it will still be calculating an ATAR for 2020 ACT Year 12 students. IB students will still receive a UAC rank based on their IB Diploma scores.

The following dates have been confirmed:

  • NESA will release HSC results at 6am on Friday 18 December.
  • UAC will release 2020 NSW and ACT on this website at 9am on Friday 18 December. (Originally planned for 1pm 15 December 2020.)
  • ACT students can collect their results and ATAR from their college on 16 December 2020.

NSW and ACT Year 12 students were emailed their UAC PIN on 1 April. You will need your Year 12 student number and UAC PIN to access your ATAR on this website.

Applications to undergraduate courses

The following dates have been confirmed:

  • Deadline for changing preferences for December Round 2: midnight 19 December (also applies to international Year 12 applicants)
  • December Round 2 offers released: 7.30am 23 December (also applies to international Year 12 applicants)
  • January Round 1 offers released: 7.30am 8 January
  • January Round 2 offers released: 7.30am 21 January.

No other dates in 2020 have been changed and offers for Schools Recommendation Schemes (SRS) will still be released on 12 November.

New EAS disadvantages: We have added two new disadvantages to Educational Access Schemes (EAS) in 2020 to help students whose families have been disadvantaged financially by the impact of COVID-19. There are more details on our EAS page.

Course delivery: In response to COVID-19, most institutions have moved at least components of their courses online to enable students to continue their studies. Contact individual institutions for specific arrangements.

Information for schools

With the easing of restrictions in NSW, our Community Engagement team are now able to offer both virtual and face-to-face events. For more information or to make a booking, contact

Information for institutions

All UAC departments are operating effectively and institutions should continue to use the usual channels of communication.

Page last updated 27 October 2020