There are a number of schemes designed to allow competition for admission by applicants who would otherwise be ineligible, or whose rank is just below the cut-off as determined by the application of the Academic Selection Criteria alone.
Please note that mid-year entry does not include all Educational Access schemes. The flexible entry and Broadway schemes are not offered for the mid-year intake. The Cadigal and Elite Athletes and Performers schemes may be open.
For candidates with no tertiary record who have suffered serious educational disadvantage. A standard UAC application is required, as well as an Educational Access Scheme (EAS) application to UAC. See the UAC Guide or UAC website for details. Successful applicants generally have an ATAR within 5 of the minimum ATAR required by school-leavers for a CSP offer.
The University also host a comprehensive resource page with information about the Broadway Scheme 2013
This scheme is a special admission and support program for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants. Contact the Koori Centre (1800 622 742) or the Cadigal Scheme Website for further details.
Early Offer Year 12 Scheme (E12)
You could have an early conditional offer to study at the University of Sydney before you’ve even started your HSC exams, with the University of Sydney Early Offer Year 12 Scheme (E12).
More information is available on the Early Offer Year 12 Scheme (E12) page of the Future Students Website.
Elite Athletes and Performers Scheme
Elite athletes and performers, while not eligible for the Broadway Scheme, are eligible for special consideration if they are able to demonstrate that their training and/or professional commitments have affected their HSC or other results. As a guide, such applicants generally require an ATAR within 5 of the minimum UAI required by school-leavers for a CSP offer.
In addition to applying through UAC, you must complete an application form and submit supporting documentation which proves your claims. You must return your completed application, including supporting documentation, to the Admissions Office before the end of October.
More information is available on the Elite Athletes and Performers Scheme page of the Future Students Website.
Mature Age Entry
The Mature Age Entry Scheme is a formal University process; being of 'mature age' alone carries no special consideration. Broadly, to be considered under this scheme, applicants must be at least 21 by 1 March in the year in which they wish to commence study, have completed an approved preparation course within the past 2 years, lack a secondary record that would allow them to compete for entry and have less than one year full-time (in total) of tertiary study. The most popular Preparation Courses are the UPC (Centre for Continuing Education), TPC or Limited HSC (TAFE) and UPP (UNSW).
Mature age entry applicants must also apply through UAC.
For further details of the Mature Age Entry Scheme, contact the or go to the Mature Age Entry page.
Comprehensive information with all alternative pathways is available on the Access Sydney website.