ANU Schools Recommendation Scheme

The Schools Recommendation Scheme (SRS) offers early entry to domestic school leavers currently completing an Australian year 12 or International Baccalaureate qualification in Australia.  Applicants must be Indigenous, Pasifika or eligible for the Equity Access Schemes (EAS) disadvantage categories.

The SRS is available for selected ANU programs, however prerequisites and additional selection criteria may apply. See Programs and Courses for prerequisites and additional selection criteria information. The Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Flexible Double Law programs are available through the Schools Recommendation Scheme for conditional offers in the December offer round.


Students who have been identified by their schools for their suitability under the SRS will also be assessed for the ANU Spirit of Excellence Entrance (SEE) Scheme. Successful ANU SEE Scheme applicants will receive unconditional offers in the December round. For further information, please visit the ANU SEE Scheme particularly noting the programs that are available for offer are different to those available in SRS.

Eligible programs

Successful applicants with a minimum ATAR of 70 or above are allowed to enter one of the following programs:

B Archaeological Practice

B European Studies

B Art History and Curatorship

B Information Technology

B Arts

B Interdisciplinary Studies (Sustainability)

B Arts/M International Affairs

B Languages

B Asian Studies

B Latin American Studies

B Asian Studies/M Globalisation

B Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies

B Biotechnology

B Music

B Business Administration

B Pacific Studies

B Classical Studies

B Policy Studies

B Commerce

B Science

B Criminology

B Science (Forest Sciences)

B Development Studies

B Science (Psychology)

B Environmental Studies

B Science (Resource and Environmental Management)

Flexible Double Arts, Social Sciences, Business and Science


Successful applicants will be allowed to enter into one following programs with an ATAR which is within 5 points below the published ATAR cut-off:

B Accounting

B Laws (Honours)

B Actuarial Studies

B Medical Science

B Advanced Computing (Honours)

B Political Science

B Economics

B Politics, Philosophy & Economics

B Engineering (Honours)

B Politics, Philosophy & Economics/Juris Doctor

B Finance

B Psychology (Honours)

B Genetics

B Science (Advanced) (Honours)

B Interdisciplinary Studies (Sustainability) (Honours)

B Software Engineering (Honours)

B International Business

B Statistics

B International Relations

Flexible Double Law

B International Security Studies

Flexible Double Engineering or Advanced Computing

How to apply

Submit the following applications through the University Admissions Centre (UAC) by 30 September 2016:

  • Undergraduate admission application (via UAC);
  • Schools Recommendation Scheme application; and either,
  • EAS application (if you are being considered for EAS under the rural or regional area school categories, you will not be required to submit an EAS application); OR

  • Statutory declaration if you are Pasifika, to be returned to


You will receive an early offer if your Schools Recommendation Scheme application is successful after review by the ANU Admissions Office. Offers will be conditional on gaining a minimum Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) provided you have also completed any relevant prerequisite subjects or additional selection criteria. This varies between programs (see programs above).

You must have your preferred ANU SRS course as your first preference by midnight on Monday 5 December 2016.

ANU will make conditional SRS offers by issuing Conditional Offer Advice Letters through UAC in the December Round on Friday 9 December 2016.

If you receive a Conditional Offer Advice Letter and you:

  • Achieve the required minimum ATAR, course prerequisites, and additional selection criteria; and
  • List the offered ANU course as your first preference by midnight on Sunday 1 January 2017,

You will be made an unconditional offer through UAC in the early January Round of offers (Thursday 5 January 2017).