FAQs

Glossary

Are you finding the lingo around Early Offers confusing? We've put together a glossary of the most used terms to help you navigate through the application process. Don't forget – our friendly Future Students team are on hand to answer any questions you might have along the way.

Early Offer – Applying direct to UWA (also know as a Direct Application) for a place in your chosen course. This is available for Year 12s, and you can submit up to 6 courses for an Early Offer. We use your Predicted ATAR from either Year 11 or mid-Year 12 reports.

Predicted ATAR – This is calculated by UWA Admissions based on your Year 11 or mid-Year 12 results to estimate your final ATAR. By predicting your results, it means we have a rough idea of where you’ll sit at the end of Year 12 so that we can process your application early.

Conditional Offer – If your offer is conditional, this means your predicted ATAR hasn’t met the entry requirements for your chosen course and your offer to study at UWA is conditional that you meet the entry requirements with your final ATAR, or by successfully completing a Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). You will still need to meet English Language Competency requirements and any subject prerequisites for your chosen course.

Unconditional Offer – If your offer is unconditional, this means that your predicted ATAR has met or exceeded the entry requirements for your chosen course and your final ATAR does not need to meet the requirements. All you need to do is complete your WACE and achieve a final ATAR to accept your offer. You will also still need to meet English Language Competency requirements and any subject prerequisites for your chosen course.

STAT Entry – If you’re not taking enough ATAR subjects for university entry (or not taking ATAR at all) or you’re completing VET qualifications, you can still apply to entry to UWA through a Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). This is a national test designed to assess aptitude for undertaking an undergraduate degree. If you do not meet the minimum entry requirements for UWA, and you feel confident in your ability to succeed in an undergraduate degree, then you may wish to consider taking this test.

TISC Application –You can apply direct to UWA or through the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC). TISC Applications can be submitted for multiple partner universities using preferences. Offers for TISC Applications are processed once ATAR results are released.

General

What is the benefit of applying for a UWA Early Offer?
UWA’s Early Offer program has been designed to ease stress on Year 12 students. Knowing that there is a place available for you in your chosen course in advance, can provide you with a clearer direction and help you set manageable goals throughout your final year. Plus, getting the administrative processes underway earlier in the year means you will be connected with UWA and we can set you up for a smoother transition from High School to university.
Am I able to schedule an appointment with a course adviser?

Yes, you can book your virtual advisory appointment online

Additionally, you can submit a question through AskUWA or call us on 131 UWA (131 892). We are located at Student Central Live chat is also available Monday – Friday from 12pm - 4pm AWST.

Eligibility

Am I eligible to apply for an Early Offer for 2023?

You are eligible to apply if you are a current Year 12 student in 2022.

Predicted ATARs used for Early Offers will be calculated by UWA Admissions.

To be eligible for a UWA Early Offer students must achieve a predicted ATAR of at least 80.00, or 78.00 for students who are eligible for Broadway, Fairway, First in Family or Indigenous pathways.

Students who do not achieve the predicted ATAR required for their course may be made a conditional offer for their course using the STAT pathway or final ATAR results.

Do students need to achieve WACE (i.e. school graduation)?
Yes. All students who successfully obtain a UWA Early Offer will be required to complete WACE and satisfy UWA’s English Language Competence (ELC) requirement. Students completing IB at a WA school are also eligible for an Early Offer.
How can I meet UWA’s English Language Competency (ELC)?

You can achieve this by obtaining a final scaled mark of 50 or more in WACE ATAR English, Literature or EALD, through completion of a recognised test of English or by completing a communications unit at UWA in your first semester.

Are international students eligible?
Yes. Early Offers for 2023 are available to International students who are completing WACE or the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme at a WA school.
Will my Early Offer still stand if I choose to take a gap year?

Yes, if a student has been granted a place then students would simply be governed by the rules concerning deferral. This means that students planning to take a gap year are still able to do so by applying and deferring their offer.

Note that all Early Offers will require students to complete WACE and satisfy UWA’s English requirements.

Does UWA have a particular method to calculate predicted ATAR or will the school’s method suffice?
UWA’s Predicted ATAR Methodology considers every stage of the process used by TISC to ensure the process of calculating a predicted ATAR is as accurate as possible.

Available courses

Which courses are available for 2023 Early Offers?

Students may apply for any of our comprehensive undergraduate degrees;

  • Bachelor of Arts: ATAR ≥ 75.00
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science: ATAR ≥ 80.00
  • Bachelor of Business: ATAR ≥ 75.00
  • Bachelor of Commerce: ATAR ≥ 80.00
  • Bachelor of Environmental Design: ATAR ≥ 75.00
  • Bachelor of Science: ATAR ≥ 75.00
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours): ATAR ≥ 98.00

Specialised undergraduate degrees:

  • Bachelor of Advanced Computer Science (Honours): ATAR ≥92.00
  • Bachelor of Agribusiness: ATAR ≥ 80.00
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science: ATAR ≥ 80.00
  • Bachelor of Biological Science: ATAR ≥ 80.00
  • Bachelor of Chemistry: ATAR ≥ 80.00
  • Bachelor of Earth Sciences: ATAR ≥ 80.00
  • Bachelor of Economics: ATAR ≥ 85.00
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours): ATAR ≥ 80.00
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science: ATAR ≥ 80.00
  • Bachelor of Human Sciences: ATAR ≥ 80.00
  • Bachelor of Marine Science: ATAR ≥ 80.00
  • Bachelor of Molecular Sciences: ATAR ≥ 80.00
  • Bachelor of Music: ATAR ≥ 75.00 + audition
  • Bachelor of Psychology: ATAR ≥ 80.00
  • Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Sciences: ATAR ≥ 80.00
  • Bachelor of Philosophy, Politics and Economics: ATAR ≥ 90.00

Combined bachelor’s degrees:

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce: ATAR ≥ 88.00
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Science: ATAR ≥ 88.00
  • Bachelor of Agribusiness and Bachelor of Science: ATAR ≥ 85.00
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science and Bachelor of Science: ATAR ≥ 85.00
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science and Bachelor of Science: ATAR ≥ 85.00

Combined Bachelor’s and Master’s (CBM) packages:

  • Bachelor of Economics and Master of Economics: ATAR ≥ 90.00
  • Bachelor of Science - Frontier Physics and Master of Physics: ATAR ≥ 96.00

Assured Pathways:

  • Assured pathway to Architecture: ATAR ≥ 92.00
  • Assured pathway to Juris Doctor (Law): ATAR ≥ 96.00
  • Assured pathway to Landscape Architecture: ATAR ≥ 92.00
  • Assured pathway to Public Health: ATAR ≥92.00
  • Assured pathway to Teaching (Primary): ATAR ≥ 80.00
  • Assured pathway to Teaching (Secondary): ATAR ≥ 80.00
  • Assured pathway to Teaching (F-12): ATAR ≥ 80.00 (to be confirmed)
  • Assured pathway to Translation Studies: ATAR ≥ 90.00

Predicted ATAR entry is not applicable for Assured Pathways to Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy or Podiatry.

I would like to apply for Medicine, Dental Medicine, Pharmacy and Podiatric Medicine – where do I apply?

Early Offers are not applicable for Assured Pathways to Medicine, Dental Medicine, Pharmacy and Podiatric Medicine. Students who wish to apply for Assured Pathways to Medicine, Dental Medicine, Pharmacy and Podiatric Medicine will need to submit an application via TISC and should keep up to date with the latest information on UWA’s Health and Medical Sciences Applications website.

Application process

How do I submit my application?

We’ve created the UWA Apply Portal Help Guide to give you a step by step guide on how to apply through our UWA Apply portal. If you still have questions, you can contact the Future Students Centre directly via askUWA, live chat or call us on 131 UWA (131 892).

Do I apply directly to UWA or through TISC?

Students applying for any of our undergraduate degrees, as well as our Assured Pathways to Law, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Public Health, Teaching and Translation Studies can apply directly to us via UWA Apply. To submit a direct application, click on the ‘Login’ button on the top right-hand side of the page, create a profile/log in and then start your application. You will need to upload your high school report from Year 11 or Semester 1, Year 12.

Students applying for our Assured Pathways to Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy or Podiatry must submit their application via TISC.

Students applying directly to UWA are not required by UWA to also apply through TISC. This decision remains at the discretion of the student. Students who do not apply through TISC will still receive an ATAR and be able to view their year 12 results.

I’ve changed my mind and would like to switch my course. How can I do this?

If you have submitted an application via UWA Apply you can email our Admissions team directly on admissions@uwa.edu.au and request to add or rearrange your preferences, or change your current course offer.

In your email to Admissions, please state the subject header as"Request to Change Course/Major", and provide your full name, UWA student ID (if known), course and major that you applied for, and include your new course preference order in this email.

If you would like to change your offer to a course which is not listed in your preferences, please submit a new application on UWA Apply

If you have applied through TISC& you can re-arrange your preferences in line with TISC closing dates available at tisc.edu.au.

Are students applying for the Predicted-ATAR still subject to TISC deadlines?

The Early Offer application process is currently open via UWA Apply and is separate from the TISC application process.

Students who are also submitting a TISC application will still need to adhere to the TISC dates and deadlines.

How many preferences can I select in my direct application to UWA?

Students applying directly to UWA via UWA Apply can choose up to 6 courses in their preference list.

I have a UWA offer, am I required to apply through TISC?

If you have applied directly to UWA and received an offer, you are not required to submit a TISC application unless you wish to do so. Students applying for our Assured Pathways to Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy or Podiatry cannot apply direct and must submit their application via TISC.

What happens if I apply direct and via TISC?

You are unable to receive two concurrent offers from UWA, if your TISC offer is to a different UWA course we will contact you requesting confirmation of the course you wish to commence. If your TISC offer is for Medicine, Dental Medicine, Pharmacy and Podiatric Medicine then this offer will supersede your current offer. If you are given a TISC offer to another University, your current UWA offer still stands.

Is there an application fee when I apply directly to UWA?
UWA does not charge students any fees for a domestic application; however, there is a one-time $80 TISC application fee for domestic undergraduate applications for 2023 intake. TISC services are engaged as an input to admission assessments.
Do I need to pay any fees for changing my course preferences after applying?
If you have already paid the $80 TISC fee for your initial application, there will be no further charges for changing your preferences, regardless of whether you applied directly to UWA or through TISC.

Prerequisites

How does predicted ATAR work with subject prerequisites for majors? Will this extend my degree?
Prerequisites can be satisfied through completion of the relevant Year 12 WACE ATAR subjects or by completing UWA’s bridging units during your first semester of study. Generally, bridging units can be undertaken as part of your course and wouldn’t extend your degree. In some instances, such as with Engineering, if you have not satisfied prerequisite requirements you can commence in a Bachelor of Science, complete the required bridging units before transferring to the Bachelor of Engineering.
What UWA subjects will I be required to take in my first semester?
If bridging units are required, this will be determined on a case-by-case basis at the time of enrolment. Students who meet prerequisites through relevant WACE subjects will be able to select the units they wish to undertake as per current course rules.

Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) for School Leavers

What courses can I apply for using STAT entry?

Students may use STAT entry to apply for admission into the following UWA comprehensive bachelor’s degrees.

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • Bachelor of Business
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Environmental Design
  • Bachelor of Music (Music is a specialist degree but is eligible through STAT subject to audition)
  • Bachelor of Science

The STAT entry is not applicable for our specialised bachelor degrees, combined bachelor’s, CBMs or Assured Pathways. For the minimum scores required for admission to UWA based on STAT results, refer to the UWA STAT Pathway.

I am not completing 4 ATAR subjects, can I use STAT to gain entry into UWA?
Yes, you can complete the STAT to gain entry if you have completed less than 4 ATAR subjects.
Is the STAT available for home-schooled students?
Yes, the STAT is currently an option for home-schooled students.
I’m younger than 18 because I skipped a year at school - can I still take the STAT?

If a student is a current school leaver, then all the rules apply as per normal, including for the new pathways.

When should I sit the STAT?

STAT can be used in two ways:

  1. To meet UWA entry requirements
  2. To satisfy university English competency requirements

Students who are using the STAT to meet entry requirements should first apply directly to UWA. The admissions team will issue you with a conditional offer which you will need to provide as part of your STAT application as permission to complete STAT as a school leaver.

For applicants who have not satisfied the English requirements through their Year 12 studies, you will generally be invited to sit the STAT when your ATAR results are released. To satisfy UWA’s English requirements through STAT you require at least 140 in the Verbal Multiple-choice section; and at least 140 in the Written English essay section.

Please note that current Year 12 students can only sit the STAT after the WACE examinations. For more information about STAT testing sessions, please see TISC.