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Lock in your preferences for SRS offers

01 Nov 2021

If you're in Year 12 and you’ve applied for undergraduate study through the Schools Recommendation Scheme (SRS), it's time to lock in your preferences: the first offer round is just around the corner.

Here's a rundown of SRS dates:

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4 Nov 12 Nov (November Round 1)
18 Nov 25 Nov (November Round 2)
2 Dec 9 Dec (December Round 1)
6 Jan 13 Jan (January Round 1)
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November Round 1 SRS offers

On 12 November you can receive either an unconditional offer or a conditional offer.

If you receive an unconditional offer, congratulations! Go ahead and accept it. If you want to stay in the running for another offer in subsequent rounds, move the course you’ve been offered down to the bottom of your list of course preferences or remove it entirely. (As long as you have accepted the offer, you can’t lose it.)

If you receive a conditional offer, you still need to meet additional criteria before the institution will make you an unconditional offer in January Round 2 (on 26 January). The institution will tell you what these are in the conditional offer email you receive on 12 November.

You might receive more than one conditional offer on 12 November, but only one of them can become an unconditional offer in January Round 2. In this offer round, like in all rounds, you’ll receive an offer to the course that is highest in your list of preferences and for which you are eligible and competitive enough. So make sure you have the course you most want to study at the top of your list of preferences, even if you haven't received a conditional offer to it.

Subsequent SRS offers

Institutions have the option to make further unconditional offers in November Round 2, December Round 1 and January Round 1.

Changing preferences after you receive an offer

Other early offer schemes

If you've already received an offer to a course through another early offer scheme, don't include that course in your UAC application. Instead, increase your options by listing other courses that are covered by SRS.

SRS offers in a nutshell

  • First SRS offers will be made on Thursday 12 November.
  • Institutions have the option to make further unconditional offers in November Round 2, December Round 1 and January Round 1.
  • If you receive an unconditional offer, accept it. If you want to receive another offer in subsequent rounds, move the course you have accepted to the bottom of your list or remove it entirely.
  • If you receive a conditional offer, you still need to:
    • meet the criteria stipulated in the offer
    • meet all other institution requirements for that course
    • include the course in your list of preferences by midnight on Friday 21 January. Make sure the course that you would most like to do is at the top of your list.