International Baccalaureate Early Entry Scheme

Applications for the 2017/2018 ANU International Baccalaureate (IB) Early Entry Scheme have now closed. 

The ANU International Baccalaureate (IB) Early Entry Scheme offers early entry to Year 12 school leavers currently completing the International Baccalaureate qualification within Australia or New Zealand.


You can apply for the ANU IB Early Entry Scheme if you:

  • Are attempting to complete an International Baccalaureate Diploma within Australia or New Zealand in the year prior to your commencement at ANU, and
  • Submit an application to ANU via Universities Admissions Centre ( before the application deadline. 

Selection Criteria

Applications will be assessed on your predicted IB results, which must be provided by your school to the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO).

The aggregate score of your predicted IB results must meet the published minimum Selection Rank of your highest eligible ANU preference in UAC for you to be eligible for an IB Early Entry Scheme offer.

Eligible programs

The IB Early Entry Scheme is available for all ANU Bachelor degree programs, however prerequisites and additional selection criteria may also apply.

See Programs and Courses for minimum Selection Ranks, prerequisites and additional selection criteria.

How to apply

Submit an undergraduate admission application through the University Admissions Centre (UAC) by the on-time application closing date, and list your current qualification as the International Baccalaureate.

Request your school to provide IB Australia with your predicted IB results by 10 October.


You will receive an early offer if your IB Early Entry Scheme assessment is successful after review by the ANU Admissions Office. Visit Programs and Courses for program entrance requirements.

2 August - 29 September

Applications submitted to University Admissions Centre

You will need to submit an undergraduate application through the University Admissions Centre (UAC) before 29 September, listing your current qualification as the International Baccalaureate.


29 September

List your preferred ANU program as your first preference in UAC


10 October

Deadline for schools to provide IB predicted results to IB Australia


20 October - 31 October

ANU will request IB predicted results from IB Australia and begin assessment


28 November - 30 November

Pre-offer advice letter issued to eligible applicants

Pre-offer advice letters will be sent to all eligible IB Early Entry Scheme applicants directly from ANU, including which ANU course they are eligible for.


3 December

ANU preference listed first in UAC

All successful applicants must have the ANU course listed in their pre-offer advice letter as their first preference in order to receive their full offer through UAC in December Round 1.


7 December

Offers Released

Offers to the Australian National University will be released through UAC December Round 1 for eligible applicants.


6 January

IB Final Results Released

Provided you achieve a final IB aggregate score within 3 IB points of the published entrance rank cut-off and you are still awarded an IB Diploma, you will retain your preferred program eligibility. Should your final results be more than 3 points below the published IB entrance requirements, you may be offered an alternate ANU program. Visit Programs and Courses for program entrance requirements.


If your final results have an aggregate of less than 24 or you do not meet the requirements to be awarded an IB Diploma, then your early offer may be withdrawn.