New entry options for Year 12 students

We appreciate that the global COVID-19 pandemic is causing a lot of uncertainty at the moment, particularly for students who will be completing Year 12, and we can assure you we are working on ways to support them. These include opening up a variety of alternatives for students hoping to apply to UWA.

That's why we are pleased to announce that we will now be offering three different ways for current Year 12 school leavers in Australia to apply for admission to our main undergraduate degrees – the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Biomedical Science, Bachelor of Commerce, and Bachelor of Science for 2021 entry. We have made this change so that during this challenging time students are provided with more certainty, support and options should they wish to pursue a UWA degree.

ATAR-based entry 
Although it is too early to know if there will be any changes to Year 12 exams, we will still offer our standard entry pathway.

Predicted ATAR entry
UWA will provide an offer based on a student’s predicted ATAR from the end of Year 11. We may require a diagnostic interview to identify any additional support that may be required, including bridging units, once they arrive at UWA.  At this stage Year 12 students must still sit their Year 12 exams and, when results are released, if their ATAR is higher than their predicted ATAR, they can update their application if they’d like to change their course.

Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
In recognition of the unique set of challenges Year 12 students are facing this year, 18 and 19-year-old students who are taking insufficient ATAR-based subjects or are not taking ATAR, will be eligible to sit the STAT test and a diagnostic interview as above.

The Predicted ATAR entry pathway is not applicable for Direct Pathways to Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Podiatry.  The STAT test pathway is not available for any Direct Pathways or the Bachelor of Philosophy. The application process for these courses will be communicated shortly.

We’ve responded as quickly as possible so we can put Year 12 students minds at ease during this time of unprecedented uncertainty, more information on the 2021 admissions pathways for Year 12 students will be announced soon and we encourage you to register below to stay up-to-date. 

We'll be announcing more information shortly on our 2021 admissions pathway. Sign up and we'll keep you updated.

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