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Adjustment factors

UC has a number of adjustment factors available to eligible applicants who apply for admission. Adjustment factors are additional points that are added to your Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) or entry rank to give you an adjusted entry score. They do not alter your ATAR. This adjusted score is then used to assess your eligibility for UC courses. A total maximum of 20 adjustment points are available to applicants who apply to study at UC.

Adjustment factors offered at UC

UC awards subject adjustment factors to students who are currently completing Year 12 and have performed well in subjects relevant to their chosen course of study at UC and apply through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

You do not need to submit a separate application for subject adjustment factors. If you have achieved the required results in the relevant subjects, up to ten (10) adjustment factors are automatically added to your ATAR to give you an adjusted entry score for UC preferences through UAC.

To see what subjects will provide subject adjustment factors to your chosen UC course, search for your course by name or UAC Code on our Year 12 Subject Adjustment Factors Guide.

Subject adjustment factors are awarded automatically to applicants who:

  • Apply for admission through UAC
  • Are completing an Australian Year 12 program in the current year
  • Are completing the International Baccalaureate (IB) in Australia in the current year

Note: Subject adjustment factors are not available towards admission to the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (202JA) and the Bachelor of Midwifery (953AA) at UC.

The EAS is aimed at applicants who have been unable to reach their full academic potential or have experienced long-term education disadvantage during their final years of school which may affect their access to the tertiary courses of their choice. UC allows an adjustment of up to ten (10) points on an applicant's entry rank.

EAS applications for 2019 open Wednesday 1st August 2018.

Applications for EAS must be made through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) in addition to your application for admission.

You can apply for EAS if you:

  • Are a UAC applicant for undergraduate admission in 2019
  • Are completing an Australian Year 12 program in 2018
  • Are completing the International Baccalaureate (IB) in Australia in 2018
  • An Australian citizen, a New Zealand citizen, a permanent resident of Australian (includes a holder of an Australian permanent resident humanitarian visa)

For detailed information on EAS and how to apply visit the UAC website.

UC awards a maximum of five (5) additional points toward the entry rank of applicants who belong to one or more of the below groups and apply to study at UC.

The University Priority Group points are available to all applicants (direct or through UAC) and to all courses offered at UC.

Indigenous students

No separate application is required and points are awarded automatically to applicants who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander at the time of application.

Australia Defence Force (ADF) personnel and reservists

Applicants must provide evidence of their ADF experience and a statement outlining how their ADF commitments have affected their study to the Admissions Office at admissions.office@canberra.edu.au.

Elite athletes

Applicants must provide a supporting statement from the relevant sporting body to confirm their participation and a statement outlining how their sporting commitments have affected their study to the Admissions Office at admissions.office@canberra.edu.au.