SRS information for schools

All SRS ratings must be finalised by midnight on Wednesday 30 September 2020.

Late ratings will not be accepted.

When UAC receives an SRS application from one of your students, your principal will be emailed a link to access SRS Principals and view your school’s applicant details. Principals then need to advise their nominated rater to log in to SRS Raters and rate any unrated students.

SRS Principals loginSRS Raters login

If your school’s principal has changed since last year, or you have any queries, please email Otherwise no action is required until you receive an email from us advising that applications have been received from your students.

How to rate students

A rater is a permanent member of staff nominated by the principal to provide their professional assessment of each SRS applicant’s capacity for study in 10 areas and aptitude in 5 areas.

Schools can only nominate one rater and submit one set of ratings. If multiple staff are contributing to student ratings, the SRS Rater Template will help you collate their assessments.

  1. When advised by your principal that a student has applied for SRS, log in to SRS Raters using your User ID and password (provided by your principal).
  2. Navigate to 'Applicant selection' and select the student's name.
  3. Enter specific ratings against each of the five aptitudes. Ratings range from 'inadequate' to 'exceptional'. The SRS Rater Overview and SRS Rating Scale provide details of criteria for each rating.
  4. Save and submit your rating. Once submitted, ratings cannot be edited.

Download the resources on this page for further explanation and instruction.

All SRS ratings must be finalised by Wednesday 30 September.

If you are rating students for the University of Canberra early entry scheme, these must be finalised by Sunday 26 July. You can check which of your students have selected a University of Canberra course preference by logging in to School Hub.

Participating institutions

This year, the following institutions will be participating in SRS:

  • Australian Catholic University
  • Charles Sturt University
  • International College of Management, Sydney
  • Macquarie University
  • National Art School
  • SAE Creative Media Institute
  • University of Canberra
  • University of Newcastle
  • University of New England
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Technology Sydney
  • Western Sydney University

Main SRS offer rounds

November Round 1: 12 November 2020

  • SRS conditional and unconditional offers emailed to applicants.
  • Conditional offers are released in November Round 1 only. Applicants can receive up to five conditional offers depending on their course preferences and the institutions' criteria.
  • Applicants can receive only one unconditional offer in each offer round. After November Round 1, institutions may make additional unconditional SRS offers in December Round 2 and January Round 1.

December Round 2: 21 December 2020

  • SRS unconditional offers emailed to applicants. 
  • Conditional offers received in November Round 1 are converted to unconditional offers if the applicants meet the institutions' criteria.


January Round 1: 8 January 2021

  • SRS unconditional offers emailed to applicants.
  • Conditional offers received in November Round 1 are converted to unconditional offers if the applicants meet the institutions' criteria.