Pathways for Indigenous students

If you have not met the minimum score requirements for entry, the following schemes can offer an alternative entry and pathway.

School leavers

ANU Schools' Recommendation Scheme (SRS) offers early entry to school leavers from Australian secondary schools. The University will offer early entry to students based on the recommendation of their school and provided the applicant gains a minimum Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 70 (or your jurisdiction's equivalent). Contact the Career Advisor at your school to discuss accessing this scheme.

National Access Scheme (NAS)

Students with good academic potential, who have experienced serious long term disadvantages in their educational preparation for tertiary entrance, need to apply through the UAC Educational

Access Scheme and provide appropriate supporting documentation. Disadvantages may include geographical isolation, serious medical problems, disability and family relationship problems. Qualifying applicants will have bonus points added to their ATAR. Applicants who have studied subjects in Year 12 that will assist them with their degree studies at ANU may be awarded bonus points according to the Academic Bonus Points set out in the NAS.

Applicants do not apply for Academic Bonus points; they are automatically added to your ATAR.

ANU College

ANU College (ANUC) is the English Language and academic pathway provider for The Australian National University (ANU). ANU College provide a range of programs designed to help you successfully transition to undergraduate or postgraduate courses at ANU.

Special Consideration

If your previous academic performance at either secondary or tertiary level has been adversely affected by circumstances beyond your control or you have a record of failure, you may be eligible to submit an application for special consideration.

Adult or mature-age entry

If you are aged 21 or over on 1 March in the year in which you intend to commence an ANU program and do not have assessable qualifications, or your qualifications do not meet the University's normal entry requirements, you may be eligible for mature-age entry schemes.

If you have specific questions in regard to entry to ANU degree programs, please contact the ANU Admissions office direct on telephone 02 6125 5594 or email Alternatively, drop in to the Tjabal Centre.