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Applying to Uni: it’s easy if you know what to do…. Thinking about uni???. It’s a big decision … uni isn’t for everyone Take your application seriously … read and follow instructions Be responsible for your decisions and your application. Universities Admissions Centre

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Applying to uni it s easy if you know what to do

Applying to Uni:it’s easy if you know what to do…


Thinking about uni

Thinking about uni???

  • It’s a big decision … uni isn’t for everyone

  • Take your application seriously … read and follow instructions

  • Be responsible for your decisions and your application


What is uac

Universities Admissions Centre

processes applications for:

undergraduate courses

some postgraduate courses

educational access schemes (EAS)

equity scholarships on behalf of participating institutions

administers STAT in NSW

Calculates the ATAR in NSW and sends advice to HSC students

What is UAC?


What is the atar

What is the ATAR?

  • It’s all about POSITION – it’sa NUMBER that shows your position relative to other students

  • For example, if a student’s overall academic performance is good enough to place them in the top 15% of their age group → their ATAR would be 85.


Maximising your atar

Maximising your ATAR

  • The only way you can maximise your ATAR is by working to your potential.

  • It is NOT TRUE that your ATAR is influenced by:

    - the subjects you choose

    - the school you attend

THESE ARE MYTHS!


Fred and laura

Fred and Laura


Steps to applying

Steps to applying

1 Prepare

2 Apply

3 Manage

4 Accept offers


Step 1 prepare

Step 1Prepare


Prepare

Prepare

  • PINs – HSC and UAC

  • Name – legal name

  • Tax File Number – HECS-HELP

  • Prerequisites

  • UAC Guide

  • Choosing your courses


Prerequisites

Prerequisites

  • STAT

  • UMAT

    Include your candidate number when you Apply

  • Check other requirements including subject prerequisites and additional selection criteria


Uac 2014 guide

UAC 2014 Guide

  • General information about the participating institutions

  • Table of courses available with last year’s cut-offs

  • Detailed course descriptions

  • Additional selection criteria


Choosing your courses

Choosing your courses

  • Check out Uni Open Days

  • Choose courses that interest you, with subjects you are good at

    • up to nine courses, at up to 9 institutions

    • preference-based system

      Change your course preferences later – as many times as you like!


Step 2 apply

Step 2Apply


Apply

Apply

  • Uni

  • Scholarships

  • EAS


Apply to uni

Apply to UNI

  • APPLY online at www.uac.edu.au

    applications open early August; on-time closing 28 September

  • LIST 1 to 9 courses in your order of preference

  • PAY processing charge PRINT confirmation and payment

  • CHANGE course preferences up to 4 January BUT check early closing dates


Apply for scholarships

Apply for scholarships

Through UAC:

  • Equity scholarships

    • apply online through UAC

    • check closing dates

  • Others:

    • Merit - direct application to uni

    • Commonwealth – Centrelink


Apply for eas

Apply for EAS

Educational Access Schemes (EAS)

  • EAS can help students who have experienced long-term disadvantage(s) – beyond their control - get into UNI

  • Students can claim from 24 Types of Disadvantage from six broad categories: disrupted schooling

    financial hardship

    home environment/ responsibilities

    English language difficulty

    personal illness and disability

    school environment


Eas cont

EAS (cont)

EAS is not open to applicants who are:

  • International fee-paying applicants

  • Claiming disrupted schooling arising from commitments as an athlete or performer


Step 3 manage

Step 3Manage


Manage

Manage

  • Selection rank

  • Bonus points

  • Additional selection criteria

  • Check & Change

  • Changing preferences


Selection rank

Selection rank

  • For most HSC students, your selection rank = ATAR

  • Bonus points and EAS points can change your selection rank for a particular course - they do not change your ATAR

  • Some courses have additional selection criteria

    SELECTION RANK = ATAR + BONUS POINTS


Bonus points

Bonus points

  • Bonus points can increase your selection rank for a particular course or a particular institution

  • Institutions allocate bonus points based on different criteria. Examples include:

    • subject bonus points

    • regional bonus points

    • EAS


Bonus points cut offs

Bonus points & cut-offs

Example – Bachelor of Sandology

6 applicants for 3 places:

1. 89 (ATAR of 89)

2. 88 (ATAR of 83+5 bonus points)

3. 87 (ATAR of 85+2 bonus points)

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4. 86 (ATAR of 86)

5. 85 (ATAR of 76+9 bonus points)

6. 84 (ATAR of 84)

XX = selection rank

(Course cut-off = 87)

Bonus points DO NOT change your ATAR


Additional selection criteria

Additional selection criteria

Some courses don’t have a published cut-off.

  • Tests eg STAT & UMAT

  • Personal statement

  • Interview

  • Portfolio

  • Audition


Check change

Check/change

contact details

course preferences

UAC PIN

View/print

confirmation of application

correspondence from UAC

tax invoice

Add or modify qualifications eg STAT & UMAT

Check & Change


Changing preferences

Changing preferences

Change your course preferences before offer round deadlines …

  • Deadline for MAIN offer round

    Thursday 4 January 2014

  • After Main Round offers (16 Jan) you can change

    preferences for the LATE and FINAL rounds


Step 4 check and accept offers

Step 4Check and Accept Offers


Check and accept offers

Check and accept offers

  • Accept Main Round offer

    Main Round offers released

    9pm Wednesday 16 January 2014

    Most offers are made in the Main Round

    Follow institution instructions carefully

  • Keep options open

    Change preferences for LATE and FINAL rounds


Deferring

Deferring

  • Institution policies differ - follow instructions

  • Deferred place is guaranteed

  • Apply to pick up your deferred place direct to the uni or through UAC

  • If through UAC, you can list other courses above deferred course (if you’ve changed your mind)


Summary

Summary

1Prepare

2Apply

3Manage

4Accept offers


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