ANU Spirit of Excellence Entrance Scheme

Applications for the 2017/2018 ANU Spirit of Excellence Entrance (SEE) Scheme have now closed. 


The ANU Spirit of Excellence Entrance (SEE) Scheme offers early entry to domestic Year 12 school leavers currently completing an Australian year 12 or International Baccalaureate qualification in Australia.

The ANU SEE Scheme 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. 



You are eligible for the ANU SEE Scheme if you:

  • Are a domestic applicant
  • Are attempting to complete Year 12 or the International Baccalaureate Diploma within Australia in the year prior to your commencement at ANU,
  • Are eligible for at least one ANU SEE Scheme category, and
  • Submit an application to ANU via Universities Admissions Centre ( before 29 September 2017.


Selection criteria

Applications will be assessed on a rank derived from your Year 11 results in conjunction with up to 5 additional ANU SEE Scheme points awarded for:

  • Co-curricular awards and achievements,
  • Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background,
  • Pasifika background,
  • Elite Athlete status,
  • Eligibility for Educational Access Schemes (EAS) consideration at ANU. EAS applications must be submitted to UAC by 4.30pm on 29 September 2017 for inclusion in this scheme.

The aggregate score of your Year 11 results plus any additional ANU SEE Scheme points must meet the published cut-off of your highest eligible preference in UAC for you to be eligible for an ANU SEE Scheme offer. ANU SEE Scheme offers are conditional on attaining a final ATAR within 5 points of the published cut-off of the offered program.


Eligible programs

  • B Accounting
  • B Actuarial Studies
  • B Advanced Computing (Honours)
  • B Applied Data Analytics
  • B Archaeological Practice
  • B Art History & Curatorship
  • B Arts
  • B Asian Studies
  • B Biotechnology
  • B Business Administration
  • B Classical Studies
  • B Commerce
  • B Criminology
  • B Development Studies
  • B Economics
  • B Engineering (Honours)
  • B Environment & Sustainability
  • B Environment & Sustainability (Advanced) (Honours)
  • B European Studies
  • B Finance
  • B Genetics
  • B Information Technology
  • B International Business
  • B International Relations
  • B International Security Studies
  • B Languages
  • B Mathematical Sciences
  • B Medical Science
  • B Middle Eastern & Central Asian Studies
  • B Music
  • B Pacific Studies
  • B Policy Studies
  • B Political Science
  • B Politics, Philosophy & Economics
  • B Psychology (Honours)
  • B Science
  • B Science (Advanced) (Honours)
  • B Science (Psychology)
  • B Social Sciences (Honours in Actuarial Studies & Economics)
  • B Software Engineering (Honours)
  • B Statistics
  • Flexible Double Arts, Social Sciences, Business & Science
  • Flexible Double Engineering or Advanced Computing



How to apply

Submit the following applications through the University Admissions Centre (UAC) by 29 September:

  1. Your year 11 results (students in the NSW school system do not need provide year 11 results as UAC will obtain the results directly from the NSW Education Standards Authority), and
  2. a completed ANU Spirit of Excellence Entrance Scheme Supplementary Form(PDF, 210KB), and 
  3. evidence of your claim against ANU Recognised Awards and Achievements

Year 11 results should be uploaded to your Schools Recommendation Scheme application. As part of the Schools Recommendation Scheme application, there will be an institution specific page for you to select the ANU Spirit of Excellence Entrance Scheme. All other required ANU SEE Scheme documentation must be uploaded to this page as a single PDF file only. Documentation emailed directly to ANU will not be considered.

Applicants do not need to meet the SRS criteria to submit an ANU SEE Scheme application via the SRS portal.


ANU Recognised Awards and Achievements

Please note a maximum of five points may be allocated from this schedule. See the ANU Spirit of Excellence Entrance Scheme Supplementary Form (PDF, 210KB) for an extended schedule, including any required additional applications or documentation.


ANU SEE Scheme Points

AMEB Grade 7


AMEB Grade 8


ANU Chancellors Scholars Program


ANU Elite Athlete


ANU Extension - grade of credit or higher


ANU National Scholars Program


Australian Indigenous


Awarded Dux of Year 10


Awarded Dux of Year 11


CBE Young Business Leaders Challenge


Excellence in Performance Arts Achievement

Up to 5 points

Excellence in Sporting Achievement

Up to 4 points

Model United Nations Assembly- Rotary


National Youth Science Forum


Pasifika applicants


School captaincy


School vice-captaincy


Services Participation

Up to 5 points

Successful ANU Educational Access Scheme applicants

Up to 5 points


Up to 5 points

Work experience

Up to 5 points



You will receive an early offer if your ANU SEE Scheme application is successful after review by the ANU Admissions Office.

ANU will make conditional ANU SEE Scheme offers by issuing Conditional Offer through UAC in November Round 1 on 16 November 2017. You must have your preferred ANU SEE Scheme course as your first preference by midnight on 12 November 2017.

Offers will be conditional on gaining a minimum Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) within 5 points of the published cut-off of the offered program as well as satisfaction of any relevant prerequisite subjects or additional selection criteria. This varies between programs (see programs above).

If you receive a Conditional Offer and you:

  • Achieve the required minimum ATAR, and satisfy any course prerequisites or additional selection criteria; and
  • List the offered ANU course as your first preference by midnight on 17 December 2017,

You will be made an unconditional offer through UAC in the December Round 2 of offers (21 December 2017).