Elite Athletes and Performers Scheme

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The Elite Athletes and Performers Scheme is for applicants who are able to demonstrate they are elite athletes or performers, and have had training, competitive and/or practice commitments which have significantly affected their results.

An applicant who is approved under this scheme may be admitted into their course of choice with results that are below, but close to, the normal entry standard for that course. Results that are well below the course entry standard will not be considered.

For a Year 12 applicant, approval under this scheme may mean they can gain admission into a course with an ATAR of up to five points below the regular cut-off. The concession may be less than five points for competitive courses, and some do not offer any concession under this scheme.

This scheme is available for domestic applicants seeking admission into most undergraduate courses offered through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Application process

In addition to applying through UAC, you need to complete an application form and submit supporting documentation to prove your claims. You need to return the form and supporting papers to the Admissions Office before the end of October.

Further information

For additional details please refer to the Student Administration website.

You may also be interested in finding out more about the Elite Athlete Program, part of Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness.