Flexible Entry Scheme

Flexible entry looks at the whole you, not just your ATAR.

If you are a year 12 student and are taking HSC subjects relevant to your degree of interest, you may be eligible for our Flexible Entry Scheme.

The Flexible Entry Scheme means that you may still receive an offer for a course if you achieve an ATAR that falls up to 5 points below the published ATAR.

Through this scheme, we use wider ways of assessing your suitability for entry to certain courses than just your ATAR.

Is flexible entry available for all courses?

Flexible entry is available for most, but not all, courses. Where flexible entry is available, for some courses it's applied automatically and for others, such as Media and Communications, Architecture or Engineering, we're interested in hearing about your motivation for choosing the degree, as well as any extra work experience you may have, and your performance in particular subjects in years 11 and 12.

To check whether flexible entry is available for your preferred course, please refer to the table below.

For specific prerequisite information and the application process for your preferred course, please be sure to check our Flexible Entry Pathways website.


Faculty Course Flexible Entry ATAR 2014 IB 2014
Arts and Social Sciences Bachelor of Arts Yes 82 30
  Bachelor of Arts (Languages) Yes 98.5 41
  Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) Yes 95.5 37
  Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Economics nc nc nc
  Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Social Work Yes 82.45 30
  Bachelor of Economics Yes 91.6 35
  Bachelor of International and Global Studies Yes 95.05 37
  Bachelor of Political, Economic, Social Sciences Yes 83.25 30
Agriculture and Environment Bachelor of Environmental Systems Yes ~ 80.5 29
  Bachelor of Food and Agribusiness No 81.4 30
  Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Yes ~ 76.85 28
Architecture, Design and Planning Bachelor of Design in Architecture Yes ~ 96.95 39
  Bachelor of Architecture and Environments Yes nc nc
  Bachelor of Design in Computing Yes ~ 80.25 29
Business School Bachelor of Commerce No 95 37
  Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies) No 98 40
  Bachelor of Commerce/ Bachelor of Arts No 95 37
  Bachelor of Commerce/ Bachelor of Science No 95.3 37
Dentistry Bachelor of Oral Health No A+C A+C
Education and Social Work Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) Yes ~ 79.1 29
  Bachelor of Education (Primary)

Currently under review, please check with the Faculty directly.

88.05 33
  Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Human Movement and Health Education) 80.45 29
  Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Humanities and Social Sciences)/Arts 82.05 30
  Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Mathematics)/Science 83 30
  Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Science)/Science 83 30
  Bachelor of Social Work Yes ~ 80.1 29
Engineering and Information Technologies Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology Yes 81.8 30
  Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology (Advanced) Yes 89.95 34
  Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Aeronautical) Yes 90.85 34
  Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Aeronautical) (Space) Yes 99.4 43
  Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Biomedical) Yes 90.15 34
  Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Chemical and Biomolecular) Yes 87.5 32
  Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Civil) Yes 90.55 34
  Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Civil) (Construction Management) Yes 92.5 35
  Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Civil) (Environmental) Yes 91.4 35
  Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Civil) (Geotechnical) Yes 97.45 40
  Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Civil) (Structures) Yes 94.9 37
  Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Civil)/ Bachelor of Design in Architecture No 97.15 39
  Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Electrical) (Power) Yes 87.65 32
  Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Electrical) (Telecommunications, Electrical, Computer) Yes 90.6 34
  Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Mechanical) Yes 91.5 34
  Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Mechanical) (Space) Yes 98.05 40
  Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Mechatronic) Yes 91.95 35
  Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Mechatronic) (Space) Yes 99.8 44
  Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Software) Yes 91.05 34
  Bachelor of Engineering Honours/ Bachelor of Arts Yes 91.5 35
  Bachelor of Engineering Honours/ Bachelor of Commerce No 95.1 37
  Bachelor of Engineering Honours/ Bachelor of Laws No 99.7 44
  Bachelor of Engineering Honours/ Bachelor of Medical Science No 93.65 36
  Bachelor of Engineering Honours/ Bachelor of Project Management Yes 90.75 34
  Bachelor of Engineering Honours/ Bachelor of Science Yes 90.5 34
  Bachelor of Engineering Honours – Flexible First Year Program Yes 86.45 32
  Bachelor of Information Technology Yes 97.8 40
  Bachelor of Information Technology/ Bachelor of Arts Yes 92.95 36
  Bachelor of Information Technology/ Bachelor of Commerce No 95.6 38
  Bachelor of Information Technology/ Bachelor of Laws No 99.7 44
  Bachelor of Information Technology/ Bachelor of Medical Science Yes 96.75 39
  Bachelor of Information Technology/ Bachelor of Science Yes 93.25 36
  Bachelor of Project Management Yes 86.25 32
Health Sciences Bachelor of Applied Science (Diagnostic Radiography) Yes 94.35 37
  Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science) Yes 88.05 33
  Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science)/ Master of Nutrition and Dietetics Yes 98.45 41
  Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise Physiology) Yes 92.35 35
  Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) Yes 93.4 36
  Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) Yes 98.85 42
  Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) Yes 94.05 36
  Bachelor of Health Sciences Yes 80 29
  Bachelor of Health Sciences/ Master of Nursing Yes 80.55 29
Pharmacy Bachelor of Pharmacy Yes 90.05 34
  Bachelor of Pharmacy/ Bachelor of Management nc nc nc
Science Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science Yes 70.25 25
  Bachelor of Medical Science Yes 92.5 35
  Bachelor of Psychology No 97 39
  Bachelor of Science Yes 83 30
  Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) Yes 98.35 41
  Bachelor of Science (Advanced) Yes 95 37
  Bachelor of Science/ Bachelor of Arts Yes 83.25 30
  Bachelor of Science/ Master of Nutrition and Dietetics Yes 97.55 40
Sydney College of the Arts Bachelor of Visual Arts Yes A+C A+C
Sydney Conservatorium of Music Bachelor of Music  (Composition) No A+C A+C
  Bachelor of Music (Music Education) No A+C A+C
  Bachelor of Music (Musicology) No A+C A+C
  Bachelor of Music (Performance) Yes ~ A+C A+C
  Bachelor of Music Studies No A+C A+C
  Bachelor of Music Studies/ Bachelor of Arts No A+C A+C
  Diploma of Music Yes A+C A+C
Sydney Nursing School Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced Studies) Yes 84.75 31
  Bachelor of Arts/ Master of Nursing Yes 82.4 30
  Bachelor of Health Sciences/ Master of Nursing Yes 80.55 29
  Bachelor of Science/ Master of Nursing Yes 83.45 83.45
Veterinary Science Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience Yes 84.5 31
  Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/ Doctor of Veterinary Medicine No A+C A+C
Sydney Law School Flexible Entry is not offered for courses of this faculty   
Sydney Medical School Flexible Entry is not offered for courses of this faculty   
     
~ Also available to Non-year 12 students, who have previously completed Year 12, but have not completed any other tertiary study.
A+C Combination of ATAR and additional selection criteria.
nc New Course.