UAC News - July 2019

31 Jul 2019

ATARS RELEASED SAME DAY AS HSC 

ATAR’s this year will be released at 1pm on Tuesday 17 December – the same day as HSC results.

Students will have all the information they need on the day to make their future study decisions and have more time to finalise their preferences for December Round 2.

The deadline for finalising December Round 2 offer round preferences is midnight on Thursday 19 December 2019. This is the first major offer round for Year 12 students.

ALL 2020 COURSES ONLINE IN AUGUST

All 2020 courses from UAC’s participating institutions will be available on UAC’s website from Friday 2 August.

For students who have already applied, remind them to log-in to their application to review and update your preferences.

For students who haven’t yet applied, now is the perfect time. Also let them know that the Early Bird period ends on Monday 30 September, at which time the processing fee increases, so even if they’re not sure, apply now to keep their options open and their budget sweet.

UAC PIN REMINDER EMAILS COMING SOON

An email will be sent to Year 12 students on Friday 2 August to let them know that all courses are now online and remind them on their UAC PIN.

Let students know that PINs will be emailed to the address they have registered with NESA, so they need to ensure this is a current email address. If they have already applied, their PIN reminder will be sent to the email address they used when they submitted their application.

To start their UAC application students will need their Year 12 student number (issued through their school) and their UAC PIN.

Once they have applied they can use their UAC Application Number (generated once they put in their personal details) and UAC PIN to login and manage their application.

If students don’t have their UAC PIN email, or are having problems with their PIN, they can read the FAQ or contact UAC directly to have it issued.

WHY APPLY THROUGH UAC?

Applying through UAC allows students to apply for courses across 27 institutions. Some of those institutions also offer direct applications just for their own courses. Based on feedback we've received from schools, we know that students are unsure about whether they should apply direct to the institution or through UAC, and to increase their chances many are doing both. It’s important for students considering a direct application to remember the following:

  • not all institutions accept direct applications from Year 12 students
  • having a UAC application also allows you to apply for EAS, SRS and Equity Scholarships
  • having a UAC application as well as a direct application will give you more chance of securing an offer, so long as you don't enter the same preferences in both applications.

CHANGES TO INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE

You may have seen recent media reports about upcoming changes to the International Baccalaureate (IB) schedule.

Tertiary Admission Centres around Australia are working on a fairer schedule to be implemented for 2022 admissions. The new schedule will enable more finely grained conversion of IB scores to ATAR ranks.

More details will be provided to IB schools, students and parents in the coming months.

SUBJECT COMPASS FOR YEAR 10 STUDENTS HAS ARRIVED

Using the experience of countless conversations with Year 10 students and their teachers about this stage in their schooling, plus specific advice from universities about preparing for tertiary study, UAC has launched a new online tool, Subject Compass, to help make the process easier for everyone. Find out how it can help your students.

EDUCATIONAL ACCESS SCHEMES APPLICATION GUIDE

A reminder that if your students have applied for EAS they’ll need to provide supporting documentation for each disadvantage they claim.

UAC has produced a quick reference EAS application guide to make the process easier for you and your students.

IT'S OPEN DAY SEASON

Uni open days are a great way for you to get a feel for a campus, explore student facilities and talk to current students and staff. Here’s why you should attend an Open Day.

Don’t miss out. Here’s a list of Open Days.

UAC COMING TO A TOWN NEAR YOU

Rosemeadow, Coffs Harbour, Lismore, Taree, Sydney, Mitchell and Bruce, even Brisbane and Darwin – UAC’s Community Engagement team never rest.

For a full list of where they’ll be and when, visit UAC’s Key Dates page (filter by ‘Event’).

KEY DATES FOR 2019–20 ADMISSIONS

For a full list of dates, including offer rounds, for 2020 admissions, visit UAC’s website.

Applications 
Mon 30 SeptemberEarly bird applications close
Fri 7 February 2020Applications close for semester 1, 2020
Year 12 results and ATARs released 
Tue 17 DecemberHSC results released by NESA and ATARs released by UAC
Main offer rounds for Year 12 students 
Mon 23 DecemberDecember Round 2
Fri 10 January 2020January Round 1
Educational Access Schemes 
Fri 29 November Last date to apply to receive eligibility letter before December Round 
Thu 19 December EAS eligibility letters release commences
Equity Scholarships 
Tue 24 December – Sat 11 January 2020 Most Year 12 applicants’ offers made
Schools Recommendation Schemes 
Mon 30 September SRS applications close

GOT A QUESTION?

We love to hear from you. You can email the Community Engagement team directly for questions about anything in this newsletter or about UAC visiting your school at ce@uac.edu.au.

We encourage queries from students too. Let them know they can contact us by calling, sending an email through our web enquiry form, or sending a general enquiry via our Facebook page. Note: we cannot answer specific queries via social media for privacy reasons.

INSTITUTION NEWS

Read about events, scholarships and course updates from UAC's participating institutions.

Macquarie University

SAE

University of Newcastle

University of Wollongong

UNSW Sydney

Western Sydney University