If you’re finishing up in Year 12 this year and you’re ATAR eligible, then you already know that you can apply to go to uni.
But what if you’re worried that your exams might not go well and your ATAR could be lower than expected? Or perhaps your predicted ATAR is low and you’d love to go to uni but you’re stressing that you won’t get an offer.
Well, we have good news for you. There are more courses than ever being offered by Australian Universities that have low ATAR requirements.
Low ATAR course options at Australian Universities
When we searched Course Seeker for courses that required an ATAR between 30 and 50, it came up with a whopping 496 courses to choose from.
Here are just a few examples:
- Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Biosciences at La Trobe, 46.85 was the lowest rank to receive an offer for this course
- Bachelor of Animation at Swinburne requires and ATAR of 53.3 to be eligible for an offer
- Bachelor of Criminal Justice at Charles Sturt is possible with an ATAR of 52.4
- Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) with Federation Uni made offers to applicants with an ATAR of 36.15
- Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science is an option at ACU if you have an ATAR of 49.5 and above
- Bachelor of Disability and Community Inclusion at Flinders only requires an ATAR of 44.8
So if you are keen to pursue a career in Agriculture, Business, Architecture or Construction, Health (including Nursing), IT, Science (and plenty of other areas); but you are expecting or receive a low ATAR, remember there are plenty of courses that you could get an offer for.
If you haven’t got any low ATAR options listed on your preferences, or you have them listed but they’re not at the top, you can change your preferences before the cut-off dates for offer rounds. Which could increase your chances of receiving an offer (or offers) that you really want.
You’ll still have a choice about where you study too
With 29 institutions on Course Seeker offering course options with low ATAR requirements, you may not even be limited by where you want to study. There are also online options to consider, allowing you to apply for courses with universities in other states and complete your studies remotely.
Find out what’s possible
Perhaps a course you really want to do a course at a specific university is out of your reach if your ATAR doesn’t quite hit the mark. What can you do?
Again, you’ll still have options. Firstly, it’s worth calling the university directly and having a chat with someone in the Future Students team. They’ll be able to identify all the options on offer that could help you get into a similar course with lower entry requirements, help you to find bridging or tertiary preparation courses that could do the trick, or explain how internal transfers could work in your favour.