You can only receive one offer in each round, so it is important to order your preferences wisely. You will receive an offer for your highest eligible preference, so make sure your first preference is the degree you most want to study. If you aren’t eligible for your first preference, your second preference will be assessed. One you receive an offer, your lower preferences will not be assessed.
Completing Australian Year 12
You will need to submit your application through UAC.
UAC allows you to list up to nine preferences, but you can change these preferences through UAC after you submit your application, you can even change your preferences after you have received an offer. Your preferences will be assessed in the order you list, so make sure you list your preferences in the order you would most like to study.
You can also choose an flexible double degree and make your final decision when you receive an offer.
Studying outside Australia
If you are a domestic student completing a high school qualification outside Australia, you need to submit your application through UAC. You will receive a prompt to supply your information directly to UAC, including academic results and certificates.
New Zealand NCEA Students
If you are completing New Zealand NCEA Level 3, the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) will assess your results and provide an entrance rank, called an ATAR, to UAC. An ATAR is a number between 0.00 and 99.95 with increments of 0.05. An ATAR of 80.00 indicates that you are in the top 20 per cent of your academic age group (approximate). Keep this in mind as a guide when you check the entry requirements for our programs, as a conversion is not possible before you apply.
Transferring to ANU from another university
If you have completed one or more years of tertiary study, you need to apply through UAC. If you receive and accept an offer, it is possible to apply for credit for your previous studies. Please note that credit assessment is at the discretion of the ANU college responsible for your degree, and it may not be possible to receive credit for all courses.
Already left school but completed year 12
If you are not completing year 12 this year, you are a non-school leaver. You will need to submit your application through UAC as a non-year 12 applicant. It doesn’t matter how long ago you completed your year 12 qualification, you can still apply through UAC. However, you may also wish to also consider our access pathway options for mature age applicants.