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Guaranteed ATAR

Select your UAC preferences with confidence
To help you make informed decisions and provide transparency, we have published a guide to ATAR and IB scores that guarantee admission to most of our courses. The future is in your hands – it’s yours for the taking.

To be offered a place in a guaranteed-ATAR course, list the course as your highest eligible preference when you apply. If you meet the guaranteed ATAR or equivalent International Baccalaureate (IB) score and any other non-ATAR admission criteria for your selected course (including mathematics prerequisites if applicable), then you will be eligible to receive an offer of admission.

If you are a domestic student undertaking an Australian state or territory Year 12 qualification or the IB diploma, you might be eligible for our Academic Excellence Scheme. This scheme recognises high performance in higher levels of English and mathematics by applying adjustment factors to boost your selection rank for eligible courses.

Make sure you check the admission criteria for other important requirements that may apply to your preferred course. Please note, not all of our courses have guaranteed ATARs, as some have limited places and/or additional admission criteria. These courses will have an indicative ATAR or equivalent IB score to serve as a guide for admission. 

 

Everything you need to know about guaranteed ATARs

Our transparency around the ATAR allows you to put your preferred course as your first preference with confidence. 

This means you have all the information needed to make an informed decision about your course preferences.

All domestic and international applicants applying based on a current secondary education (Year 12) qualification, such as the NSW HSC, IB or equivalent are eligible.

Note: ATAR equivalent scores for other accepted non-Australian secondary qualifications are subject to changes in assessment schedules.

No, our guaranteed ATARs apply to most of our courses. View our admission guides to see which courses have a guaranteed score.

For courses with no guaranteed ATAR, we provide an indicative ATAR (marked with an asterisk in our admission guides). These courses may have a limited number of places or additional admission criteria where an offer cannot be guaranteed and a higher score may be needed to gain admission. 

The guaranteed ATAR applies to all UAC offer rounds the University participates in. The scores published as guaranteed for a specific year will not change throughout the preference and admissions period (including the December, January and February UAC rounds).

You will be notified by UAC if you receive an offer. For further information on timelines and notification periods, refer to the UAC website.

If you’re an interstate student and you meet the published guaranteed ATAR for your course, you will be eligible to receive an offer provided you meet any other applicable non-ATAR admission criteria.

For the IB, we list the equivalent IB scores that are guaranteed for a specific year in our admission guide. IB students will be made offers in January if they have achieved the equivalent guaranteed ATAR and any other non-ATAR admission criteria that may apply.

Guaranteed ATARs and equivalent scores apply to international students who have completed an accepted secondary education (high school or Year 12) qualification. The scores we list for non-Australian Year 12 qualifications are an ATAR equivalent score based on assessment schedules that are subject to change. The guaranteed scores will not apply to international applicants who have also undertaken tertiary studies.

Most courses will have a guaranteed ATAR or equivalent admission score for a specific year, subject to meeting other non-ATAR admission criteria such as mathematics prerequisites and English language proficiency requirements.

Scores for courses listed with an asterisk (*) are indicative scores. These scores are a guide only and a higher score may be needed to gain admission into these courses, or some courses may have a limited number of places where an offer of a place cannot be guaranteed. To find out about courses that have guaranteed scores, check the latest admission guides.

The ATARs or equivalent scores are not published for all courses with additional admission criteria eg, portfolio, audition, interview. Where scores are published for courses listed as A+C, we will indicate if the score is guaranteed or indicative (indicative scores are asterisked). Even if an ATAR or equivalent score is met, the additional admission criteria must be satisfied to be eligible for admission. Refer to the relevant course page for details on additional admission criteria. 

You will only receive an offer from UAC for your highest eligible preference.

Even if you meet the guaranteed ATAR for your preferred course. You should always place your preferred course as your first preference.

We publish a guide to ATARs for most courses which have additional non-ATAR admission criteria. Where scores are published for such courses listed as A+C, we will indicate if the score is guaranteed or indicative. Scores that are listed with an asterisk (*) are indicative scores. These are a guide only and a higher score may be needed to gain admission into these courses. Even if an ATAR or equivalent score is met, the additional admission criteria must be satisfied.

Find your course for detailed information on additional admission criteria. 

For domestic applicants, we offer a range of admission pathways. This means that if eligible for an admission pathway, you may still gain entry even if you did not achieve the guaranteed ATAR.

You may also consider other options such as commencing in a different course and applying to transfer after completing one full-time year in a bachelor’s degree. Transfers are not available for all courses and can also be competitive, check the relevant course page for details.

In a number of professional areas of study like dentistry, law, medicine, nursing, physiotherapy and veterinary medicine, we also offer graduate entry programs which you can apply for after completing an undergraduate degree.