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Guaranteed Entry

Don’t wait to find out if you got into UC. If you meet our guaranteed entry cut-off, we can guarantee you an offer to study at UC in 2018.

Our Guaranteed Entry Calculator tells you what selection rank (ATAR + any bonus points) you need for a guaranteed place at UC. Use the calculator tool to search by area of study.

Guaranteed Entry Calculator

Select a study area to see our guaranteed entry cut-offs. For double degree options please select 'All'.

What do I do?

  1. Use the calculator to find the selection rank you need for guaranteed entry into your chosen course
  2. Submit your UAC application and make your chosen UC course your 1st preference
  3. Look out for our email after ATAR release to confirm you have guaranteed entry
  4. Relax, enjoy your holidays, and wait for your formal UAC offer in December

Frequently asked questions

There’s a lot to do before you start at university, especially if you are moving house or juggling work.  Knowing you have a guaranteed offer gives you more time to plan - look at accommodation options on campus, apply for scholarships that will make your life easier and change your shifts at work.  It also lets you relax and enjoy your holiday so you are rested and ready to study!

Any domestic current Year 12 student who has submitted an application for an undergraduate course through UAC is eligible for the Guaranteed Entry Program.

Submit your UAC application and make sure you have selected your chosen UC course as your 1st preference. If your selection rank is above our published guaranteed entry rank, you are guaranteed an offer in the first ATAR based UAC round on 21 December 2017 . Look out for our email after ATAR release confirming if you will be made an offer.

Offers will be made in the first ATAR based UAC round on 21 December 2017.

Look out for our email after ATAR release confirming if you will be made an offer.

Yes, the following courses are exempt from the Guaranteed Entry Program:

  • Bachelor of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation
  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy
  • Bachelor of Midwifery

Don’t panic if your selection rank doesn’t meet the guaranteed entry cut-off. Depending on demand for that course, you may still be made an offer through the UAC offer rounds, so leave UC as your 1st preference.  

And if you still don’t receive an offer, there are easy pathways through the University of Canberra College which can help you gain entry to your chosen course.

You can only be made one offer in each UAC round, so make sure you list the course you want to study the most as your 1st preference.  

If you have a course listed as your 1st preference and you meet the selection rank cut off, you will be made an offer to that course.

If your selection rank is not high enough for your 1st preference, UAC will make you an offer to the next highest preference that you are eligible for.

Preferences matter; if you want to study a particular course at UC, make sure you list that course as your 1st preference in your UAC application.

Bonus points are awarded by UAC and by institutions depending on your individual circumstances.  A total of 20 bonus points are available to be added to your raw ATAR to give you an adjusted selection rank.

‘Subject bonus points’ are available for current Year 12 students who have performed well in subjects relevant to their course of study. No need to apply, points will be awarded automatically through your UAC application.

Bonus points may be awarded through UC’s ‘Educational Access Scheme’ to help students who have experienced long-term educational disadvantage.  You must apply for EAS through UAC.

UC also awards a maximum of 5 additional bonus points to identified ‘University Priority Groups’ such as Indigenous students, ADF personnel and reservists and elite athletes.

An ATAR is a rank between 0.00 and 99.95 and is a measure of a student’s overall academic achievement in relation to that of other students.

A selection rank is your ATAR with any bonus points added.  UC uses selection ranks to make offers to students to ensure all their circumstances are considered as part of the offer process.