Change of preference - Domestic applications

In most cases, domestic applicants are eligible to change their preferences prior to receiving an offer of admission.

 

What is change of preference?

Change of preference is an opportunity for you to re-order or add new programs to your list of preferences that ANU will assess for admission. Your preferences are assessed in order from first to fifth, so the program you want to study most should be your first preference, the one you want to study second-most as your second preference, and so on.

 

Advice for domestic direct applications

Please view the dates on the Domestic applications - Undergratuate for your change of preference period.

How do I change my preference?

  1. Log into the application portal 
  2. Select the 'Programs' section
  3. Select 'Search for programs' to add a new preference by the change of preference deadline

You can also re-order your existing preferences in the 'Programs' section.

The order of your preferences is important. Preferences are assessed from first preference (the program you want to study the most) to fifth preference (the program you want to study the least).  You need to make sure you order your preferences to get the best outcome for you, however changing your preferences will impact upon your August offer and could impact your scholarship eligibility.

If you receive an early offer directly from ANU, your early offer will be honoured as long as this early offer program remains as your highest eligible preference and you complete Year 12 with an ATAR in 2021.

If you change or re-order your preferences, your application will be reassessed in the order of your new preferences. If you are eligible and competitive for a preference which is higher than your early offer preference, your early offer will be replaced with the new offer in December/January and you will no longer be able to confirm your early offer acceptance.

 

Advice for UAC applicants

The change of preference deadlines for UAC applications is related to your application period.

How do I change my preference?

  1. Log into your UAC application
  2. Select the 'Course preferences' section
  3. Select 'Search for courses' to add a new preference.

The order of your preferences is important. Preferences are assessed from first preference (the program you want to study the most) to fifth preference (the program you want to study the least).  You need to make sure you order your preferences to get the best outcome for you.