UAC COVID-19 update

Page last updated 29 July 2021

UAC COVID-19 update

In spite of the current Sydney lockdown, UAC is fully operational and available to provide ongoing support for students, schools and parents.

Our call centre is fully operational and our friendly team is standing by to take calls on +61 2 9752 0200 Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm. Livechat and email through our website also continue to be available.

We will continue to monitor the situation. Should any changes be made to UAC processes due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will advise schools and students immediately.

NSW and ACT Year 12 students

NESA has announced changes to the HSC written exams and HSC results release. As a result:

  • NSW and ACT ATARs will now be released at 9am on 17 December 2021 (ACT students can collect their results, including their ATAR, from their school from 12pm on 14 December)
  • deadline for changing preferences for December Round 2 is now midnight Saturday 18 December 2021 (was 13 December)
  • December Round 2 offers will be released at 7.30am on Wednesday 22 December (was 20 December).

These changes to December offer dates also apply to international Year 12 students.

We know you’re worried about how your studies and future plans will be affected by COVID-19. Please keep going with your studies and remember there are many paths to reaching your goals, including getting to university. There's your UAC application, Educational Access Schemes, the Schools Recommendation Scheme and other early offer schemes.

Stay up to date with the latest information:

We’re here to help, so please get in touch if you need advice or reassurance. Keep an eye out for our regular Facebook and Instagram Live sessions.

Applications to undergraduate courses

Here are some important things to remember:

  • Applications for undergraduate study in 2022 are now open. The early bird application deadline is 30 September 2021.
  • Many institutions have one or more early offer schemes for Year 12 students.
  • The closing date for the Schools Recommendation Scheme (SRS) is 19 September 2021 and the first offers will be released on 12 November 2021.
  • The Educational Access Scheme does not currently cover remote learning or new relief payments, but it does include JobKeeper/JobSeeker for those whose parents previously received those payments.

Information for schools

Our Community Engagement team are currently offering virtual events only but will resume face-to-face events as soon as possible. For more information or to make a booking, email

Information for institutions

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