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Dreaming of uni in 2022?

27 Jul 2021

Details of all semester 1, 2022 courses offered by UAC’s participating institutions are now available.

If you're a Year 12 student and before exams start in earnest, it’s a good time to take action to prepare for study at uni next year. Apply now and you can change your course preferences as many times as you like before each offer round. If you’ve already applied, log in to your application, browse the full list of courses, and review and update your existing course preferences.

Dates for your calendar

DateAction
19 SepSchools Recommendation Scheme applications close (for Year 12 students)
30 SepEarly bird applications close – application processing charges increase after this date
22 NovEducational Access Scheme applications deadline to get your eligibility letter before December Round 2
17 Dec2021 NSW and ACT ATARs released on this website
22 DecDecember Round 2 offers released – these are the first offers made to Year 12 students based on ATARs

Application tips for Year 12 students

Apply for an early offer: Most institutions give you the opportunity to have your application assessed using criteria other than (or in addition to) your ATAR. For example, they might look at your Year 11 results. Many use the Schools Recommendation Schemes (administered by UAC) to do this; others require you to apply directly to the uni. Always check the institution websites to make sure the courses you are applying for are covered by these schemes. How to apply for early offer schemes.

Have your educational disadvantages considered: Institutions use Educational Access Schemes (EAS) to take account of the educational disadvantages many applicants experience. If you think this might apply to you, make sure you complete an EAS application and claim all the disadvantages that have affected your studies. The category to help applicants whose parents/guardians received JobSeeker or JobKeeper for at least three months has been continued this year. How to apply for EAS.

Have a back-up plan: UAC always recommends that, when you choose your course preferences, you include a 'back-up' course; that is, a course you are confident you'll be offered a place in and will be happy to study if you miss out on offers for your higher preferences. For example, you could include a diploma course in a similar area of study as your preferred degree course. You could then use your diploma studies as a stepping-stone to the degree: you may even be able to move straight into second year. Pathways to uni.

Not sure which uni course to apply for? Try Course Compass.

Tips for post-school applicants

Don't worry about your age: Entry to university as a post-school applicant is based on your results for Year 12 studies, the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT), or tertiary courses you have commenced or completed. It is not based on your age.

Provide details of your previous study experience: It is important to provide details of previous study to UAC in your application, including all completed secondary studies, and complete or incomplete tertiary study (Certificate III and above). Most institutions will offer you credit for previous study.

Ask for help: You might be concerned about returning to study if it’s been a long time since you left school. Rest assured that there is a wide range of services available at all our participating institutions.

Explore your options.