US College Board SAT and ACT

Students completing US College Board SAT or ACT in conjunction with a recognised high school qualification are eligible for admission to UWA.

The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from students who have completed the SAT or ACT program. To be admitted to the University, you must meet all criteria listed below by:

  1. having taken the SAT with the US College Board or the ACT within two years of the US High School Diploma;
  2. having successfully completed the US High School Diploma, or one of the recognised high school qualifications listed below, and achieved the required grades;
  3. satisfying the University's English language competence requirement by satisfactory performance in one of the English subjects detailed in the table below;
  4. achieving a sufficient number of points to be offered a place; and
  5. satisfying any prerequisite subject requirements for your chosen course and major

Entry scores

SAT and ACT students must meet equivalent entry standards to other applicants. The following table provides an overview of the points considered equivalent to an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).

Rank / ATAR ACT Score SAT Score
75.00 22 1130
80.00 24 1170
85.00 25 1220
88.00 26 1250
90.00 27 1270
92.00 28 1300
94.00 29 1340
96.00 31 1380
98.00 33 1420
99.00 35 1500

Recognised school qualifications

  • Brazil: Certificado de Conclusão de Ensino Médio, or Certificado de Conclusão de Segundo Grau (Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate)
  • Cambodia: Diploma of Upper Secondary Education
  • Colombia: Colombian Bachillerato (Secondary School Certificate)
  • Canada - Quebec: Diplôme d'Études Secondaires (DES) (Secondary School Diploma)
  • China: 高中毕业证书 (Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate)
  • Japan: 高等学校卒業証書 (Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
  • Macau: 高中畢業證書 / Certificate of Higher Secondary Education (Form 6)
  • Mexico: Título Académico de Bachiller / Diploma de Bachiller / Bachillerato General
  • Philippines: High School Diploma (Grade 12) (Academic track)
  • Saudi Arabia / UAE: General Secondary Education Certificate
  • Taiwan: 高級中學畢業證書 (Senior High School Leaving Certificate)
  • Thailand: Certificate of Secondary Education / Maw 6
  • USA: High School Diploma
  • Vietnam: Bằng Tốt Nghiệp Phổ Thông Trung Học (Upper Secondary School Graduation Diploma)

English Language Competence

Award/Test Assessment Type Mark/Grade
US high school diploma Year 12 English paper B
ACT English section 25
SAT English section 600

Equivalent subjects

The following table shows AP subject equivalents to WA Certificate of Education courses, which will satisfy course and major prerequisites.

ATAR Equivalent Subject Subject
Mathematics Applications ATAR No equivalent
Mathematics Methods ATAR No equivalent
Mathematics Specialist ATAR No equivalent
Chemistry ATAR No equivalent
Physics ATAR No equivalent
Biology ATAR No equivalent