Offers are out: what to do next

23 Dec 2020

Congratulations to the thousands of hopeful university applicants who have received an offer to study at one of UAC’s participating institutions in 2021.

After the January rounds, institutions make progressively smaller numbers of offers in February and March for courses with vacancies.

So, depending on your situation, here's what to do next:

Got an offer to your number 1 course

That's great! Go ahead and accept it and follow the uni's instructions for enrolment.

Got an offer but it's not to your preferred course

  • Accept the offer.
  • Move the offered course to the bottom of your preference list (or remove it altogether).
  • Make sure you have your preferred course at the top of your preference list.

If you get an offer to your preferred course in February Round 1, you can:

  • accept the new offer
  • withdraw your acceptance of the first offer (this will free up your place in the course for someone else).

Changing your preferences after you receive an offer

Haven't received any offers yet

  • Reassess your preferences. Are they courses for which your ATAR should meet the lowest required selection rank? Check the selection ranks required to receive an offer to each course in January Round 1: January Round 1 lowest selection ranks.
  • Contact the institution to make sure there are still vacancies in your preferred courses.
  • Consider including a diploma course in your preference list. They usually require a lower selection rank than bachelor degrees in the same subject area and, if you do well in your first year, you can often transfer to the second year of the related bachelor degree.
  • Lock in your preferences for February Round 1 offers by midnight on Sunday 31 January.
  • In your application, make sure you have selected 'Yes' to the question asking you if you'd like to receive information about alternative study options. This will allow institutions to contact you about other courses.

Haven't applied for any courses yet

It’s not too late, but applications close on 5 February and not all courses will have vacancies. Check with the institution before applying.

Head to the undergraduate course search to check individual course deadlines (some will have already closed to new applications).

Here are the deadlines for the remaining semester 1 offer rounds:

Offer round Apply and pay by midnight on Upload PDF documents by midnight on Change preferences by midnight on Offers released at 7.30am on
February Round 1

Fri 22 Jan 2021

Thu 28 Jan 2021

Sun 31 Jan 2021

Thu 4 Feb 2021

February Round 2

Fri 5 Feb 2021

Fri 5 Feb 2021

Sun 7 Feb 2021

Thu 11 Feb 2021

March Round 1

Fri 5 Feb 2021

Fri 26 Feb 2021

Sun 28 Feb 2021

Thu 4 Mar 2021