Year 11 students enrolled at schools in the ACT and surrounds can apply for the Fast Forward Program (FFP), which will give you access to an early conditional offer into nominated UC courses.
Each year UC accepts 25 all-rounder Year 11 students into the program, giving you the opportunity to participate in a range of opportunities during senior school that will help prepare you for university life. There are also benefits once you reach UC to help you settle into your first year of study.
If you’re admitted into the program, you’ll gain a guaranteed offer to your preferred course in September of your Year 12 year.
FFP Year 11 benefits include:
- an early conditional offer into your preferred UC degree (excluding ranked degrees)
- a UC merchandise pack including a UC hoodie, t-shirt, drink bottle and more
- a welcome seminar before the end of Year 11 hosted by university leaders, including an exclusive campus tour and lunch on our Bruce campus concourse.
FFP Year 12 benefits include:
- an early guaranteed offer into your preferred UC degree (excluding ranked degrees)
- careers workshops
- activities with industry partners
- exclusive access to UC on-campus events for secondary school and college students.
FFP benefits in your first year at UC include:
- a $2,000 study grant (paid in your first year after the Census date)
- Free 12-month membership to the UC Gym.
- free admission to ticketed events during O-Week
- internship opportunities with UC industry partners.
To meet our minimum requirements for FFP, you should:
- be a domestic or international student currently enrolled in Year 11 in the ACT or surrounding regions, including the South Coast, Monaro, Riverina and Central West
- have a minimum grade average of 70%, or the letter grade equivalent, at the time you submit your application
- be able to provide evidence of your extra-curricular involvement at school or in the wider community
- be intending to go to university (for example, currently undertaking a tertiary package or International Baccalaureate (IB) in the ACT or pursuing the HSC in NSW).
Each year, two places in the program are prioritised for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
Apply direct to UC.
Application dates TBC.