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University applications steadily rising

10 Nov 2017

AT the halfway point of the admissions period for tertiary study in 2018 – 31 October – the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) had received 66,701 applications for undergraduate study.

In the past month, an additional 3,689 students applied for undergraduate study through UAC, with gains in applicant numbers evident across all student categories. Significantly, the past month saw an 18.1 per cent rise in non-Year 12 applications.

Applications for 2018 admissions at 31 Oct 2017*

Applicant typeNo. of applications 
Current NSW Year 12 students41,876
Current ACT Year 12 students 2,194
Current interstate and IB Year 12 students4,748
Non-Year 12 applicants17,883
Total66,701

* These figures do not include international applications.

It’s important to note that these figures are as at 31 October only. Applications for first semester 2018 are open until Monday 5 February 2018. However, to be guaranteed inclusion in December Round 2 on Thursday 21 December, potential students need to apply by Monday 20 November.

For more information, visit UAC's website or call 1300 275 882 (from mobiles (02) 9752 0200). Applicants can also keep up-to-date with UAC’s Facebook page, Twitter account or digital newsletter, Directions.

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For further information (media only) email media@uac.edu.au 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.