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ATAR release 2023

Key dates

ATARs will be released at 9am on Thursday 14 December 2023.

December Round 2, on Thursday 21 December, is the first offer round for Year 12 students based on ATARs.

The change of preference deadline for December Round 2 is 11.59pm on Friday 15 December.

ATAR access

NSW students

By 9am on Thursday 14 December, UAC will send students an email with a quick link to the ATAR login. If they’re a UAC applicant they’ll also receive the link via SMS. They’ll need their NESA student number and UAC PIN to log in.

When students view their ATAR, they can download their official ATAR Advice Notice. It’s free until Wednesday 13 March 2024: after this date they’ll need to buy it from the UAC Shop.

Students will also be able to access and store their ATAR in the free digital wallet, CredFolio. More information and registration details will be sent to students soon.

ATAR Enquiry Centre

The ATAR Enquiry Centre – (02) 9119 5012 – will be open on the following days for students who have queries about the calculation of their ATAR:

  • Thursday 14 December      8.30am to 6.30pm
  • Friday 15 December            8.30am to 4.30pm
  • Saturday 16 December       Closed
  • Sunday 17 December          Closed
  • Monday 18 December         8.30am to 4.30pm
  • Tuesday 19 December         8.30am to 4.30pm

Student numbers and PINs

If students have forgotten their Year 12 student number, they should contact NESA/ACTBSSS or their school. If they’ve forgotten their UAC PIN, they should call UAC Customer Service on (02) 9752 0200, 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday (they’ll need their NESA/BSSS student number).

Students who have applied through UAC can reset their UAC PIN using the link on the application login page.

We don’t reply to email requests for login details as we need to identify the sender before giving out this information.

ATAR estimator

UAC has a free ATAR estimator. ATAR Compass estimates a student’s ATAR using scaling statistics from the past five years.

Students select their HSC courses and their estimated or actual exam marks to receive an estimated ATAR, which they can use as a guide to make decisions about their future study options. The tool will also indicate if a student’s subject choices make them eligible for an ATAR.

Locking in preferences

Once students receive their ATAR they should log in to their application and review their preferences.

UAC advises students to put their dream course first. Even if their ATAR isn’t what they hoped, it’s good to leave their first preference in place because lowest selection ranks change from year to year.

We also advise students to research the full range of courses in the field that they’re hoping to study. If they find courses that have previously had lower selection ranks than their dream course, they can add them to the bottom of their list of preferences. This way, if they miss out on their dream course, they’ll have a good chance of getting an offer to something similar.


The most important offer rounds for Year 12 students are:

  • December Round 2 – Thursday 21 December (first offer round for Year 12 students based on ATARs)
  • January Round 1 – Thursday 11 January 2024 (offers based on ATARs and IB results)

UAC Goes Live: ATAR edition

Be sure to let your Year 12s know that UAC is running a live Facebook and Instagram session for students.

  • Wednesday 13 December, 5.30pm

Topic covered include what students should do when they receive their ATAR, how to order their preferences, possible adjustment factors, maximising their chance of receiving an offer and what to do when they receive – or don’t receive – an offer, and other pathways to course entry.

Speak to someone

Our friendly and helpful Customer Service team is available to take calls on (02) 9752 0200, 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday. You can also ask us questions via our website Livechat or online enquiry form.