If you’re interested in applying to Uni and receiving a conditional offer* before you’ve sat your exams, then there’s still chance to apply to some of the early offer schemes around Australia.
* A “conditional offer” means it’s based on your predicted ATAR / OP score. It’s not guaranteed, you’ll have to achieve your predicted or higher score to be able to accept the offer. Most offers from Uni, but not all, are issued on this proviso.
If you know where you want to study and what you want to do, then you could save yourself some stress by knowing you already have an offer in the pipeline and an application in. Then you can knuckle down to getting the best ATAR you possibly can.
Here are the closing dates:
(Universities are listed in alphabetical order)
Australian Catholic University’s Community Achiever Program (CAP) closing dates for each campus are:
Brisbane Tuesday 30 July,
Melbourne Wednesday 14 August,
Ballarat Wednesday 28 August,
Canberra Tuesday 3 September,
North Sydney Tuesday 3 September,
Strathfield Tuesday 10 September
Bond – apply direct and you could receive an early (conditional) offer in as little as two weeks after submitting your completed application – no deadline is listed.
To enrol in Campion College Early Acceptance Scheme, you’ll need to get your application in before the ATAR release date, we suggest you aim for 1 December 2019.
Carnergie Mellon’s Early Decision Plan deadline is 1 November 2019.
La Trobe’s ASPIRE program application closing date is 31 August 2019.
Macquarie Uni’s Leaders and Achievers early entry scheme closes Monday 26 August 2019.
Southern Cross University STAR Early Offer Program applications close 13 September 2019.
Torrens Uni Early Entry Program for QLD & NSW students apply before September 27, 2019
University of New England Early Entry applications close Friday 27 September 2019.
The University of Notre Dame Early Offer Program applications close 31 July 2019.
University of Southern Queensland Year 12 Early Round Scholarships are opening soon and will close on 1 September 2019.
University of the Sunshine Coast Early Offer Guarantee – Applications open 2 August 2019. Deadline for students to submit application to their school is 11 October 2019. Deadline for USC to receive your schools approved Early Offer Guarantee applications is 18 October 2019.
University of Sydney Early Offer Year 12 (E12) Scheme Applications for E12 (via SRS) close on 30 September 2019. They also offer the Future Leaders Scheme nominations open in August 2019 and on time nominations close 30 September 2019.
University of Wollongong’s Early Admission Program applications open 1 August and close 30 August 2019.
Victoria University’s VU Guaranteed program 11 October 2019 for Year 12s and 13 December 2019 for Year 11s.
Western Sydney University HSC True Reward are due to open soon and the application closing date will also be published. You’ll have to register your interest if you’d like to be updated on when the applications open and close.
UTAS Early offers open 1 Aug and close mid-September (only available to rural applicants for Medicine).
Not all Institutions have a program that you can apply to directly, but some have the Schools Recommendation Scheme (SRS) which you can apply through via UAC. The closing date for SRS through UAC is Monday 30 September 2019. Participating institutions include:
There’s plenty more information on our website about early offers, if you’d like to read more about these programs.