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Applying for uni? Here’s how

02 Aug 2017

Where can I find out more information about the courses on offer?

The UAC Guide 2017–18, the My UAC app and UAC’s website have comprehensive descriptions of all the courses available through UAC.

Where can I get a copy of the UAC Guide 2017–18?

Year 12 students will have received a free copy through their school or college. All other applicants can purchase a copy of the UAC Guide 2017–18 for $19.95 on UAC’s website.

How many applications do I submit to UAC?

You submit only one application to UAC, but you can include up to five courses in order of preference on your application. You can change those courses for each offer round if you want to get multiple offers.

What do I have to do before I submit my application?

  • Make a note of the closing dates for applications and whether any of the courses for which you are applying have early closing dates.
  • Choose your course preferences and give careful consideration to the order in which you place them on your application.
  • Read the relevant application procedures thoroughly and check for any special requirements such as submission of a personal statement, questionnaire, portfolio of work, or attendance at an audition, interview or test.
  • Find, or send for, the originals of any documents that are needed to support your application. (Note: supporting documentation is not generally required by Year 12 students.)

How do I apply?

Apply on UAC's website. It should only take about 30 minutes to complete the application.

How much will it cost to apply?

Applications cost $58 for 2017 Year 12 applicants and $68 for non-Year 12 applicants. You can pay using a credit card (MasterCard or Visa), BPay, Australia Post Billpay or PayPal.

If you apply after midnight (Sydney time) on Friday 29 September 2017 your processing charge will increase, so try to apply by this date. You can always change your course preferences after you apply.

When will I find out if my application is successful?

There are 13 offer rounds, beginning in August and ending in February for first semester. Most applicants will find out if their application is successful in December and January.

Who can I contact with questions about my application?

Check UAC’s website or the UAC Guide 2017–18, email us via UAC’s website, call 1300 275 822 (02 9752 0200 from mobiles), visit us at Quad 2, 6 Parkview Drive, Olympic Park (near Olympic Park railway station), or write to us at Locked Bag 112, Silverwater NSW 2128, Australia.

If your questions are about course content or admission requirements, we recommend that you contact the relevant institution directly.

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For further information (media only) email or contact:
Raquel Tracy, Communications Officer, UAC on 9752 0775
Kim Paino, General Manager, Marketing and Engagement, UAC on (02) 9752 0760 or 0409 155 112.