SRS information for schools

SRS ratings are now closed.

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.

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.

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

November Round 1: 12 November 2021

  • 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 November Round 2 and December Round 1.

January Round 2: 26 January 2022

  • 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.