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All Courses Available Soon

All 2023 courses from UAC’s participating institutions will be available on UAC’s website in early August.

For students who have already applied, this is the time for them to log in to their application and review and update their preferences.

For students who haven’t yet applied the early bird period ends on Friday 30 September, at which time the processing fee increases. Even if they’re not sure what course they want to study, they should apply now and put in any course as a placeholder until they are ready to decide.

UAC PIN reminder

An email will be sent to Year 12 students who haven’t applied in early August to remind them of their UAC PIN. PINs will be emailed to the address they have registered with NESA, so they need to ensure that this is a current email address.

To start their UAC application students will need their Year 12 student number (issued through their school) and their UAC PIN. Once they have applied, they can then use their UAC application number and UAC PIN to log in and manage their application.

If students don’t have their UAC PIN email, or are having problems with their PIN, they can read the PIN FAQs or contact UAC.

Early Offers to Year 12 Students

While the ATAR is still the main selection tool used by most unis, there are other ways for students to show that they’re ready to succeed at tertiary study. This means they may be able to receive an offer to university before ATARs are released.

Why apply through UAC?

Applying through UAC allows students to choose from more than 2,300 courses across 27 institutions in one application. Some of those institutions also offer direct applications. Students unsure about whether they should apply through UAC or direct to an institution should consider the following:

  • not all institutions accept direct applications from Year 12 students
  • having a UAC application also allows students to apply for the Educational Access Scheme, Schools Recommendation Scheme and Equity Scholarships
  • having a UAC application enables students to apply for up to five different courses and to change their mind as often as they wish in just a few clicks
  • having a UAC application as well as a direct application with different preferences will give students more chance of securing an offer.

Career Guidance

Understandably, many Year 12 students are still figuring out what to do when they leave school, let alone setting clear career goals. Among his many practical career tips for school leavers, careers expert Phillip Williamson suggests that students focus on their direction, not their destination.

Your student can book in for a personalised session with the National Careers Institute’s School Leavers Information Service. In this free, 45-minute session, they will speak one-on-one with a qualified careers practitioner who can help them make informed decisions about their next steps.

Connect With us 

UAC Digital

UAC Digital offers a series of webinars on topics relevant to students, careers advisers, parents, and anyone navigating their path to higher education.

The next scheduled event is Let’s Chat – Year 10 Subject Selection on Wednesday 20 July. Upcoming events include exploring fields of study such as engineering and IT, teaching, social science and arts, law, and health.

Social media live

For those who missed the UAC scholarships and schemes information session on 24 May, they can watch the recording on Facebook Watch.

Key dates
19 Sep 2022   11.59pm SRS applications close


30 Sep 2022   11.59pm Early bird application fee ends: application fee increases from $73 to $200
11 Nov 2022   7.30am First SRS offers released. These are the first offers Year 12 students can receive through UAC


22 Nov 2022   11.59pm Deadline to submit EAS application and documents to be considered for December Round 2
15 Dec 2022   6.00am NSW HSC results released by NESA


15 Dec 2022   9.00am NSW and ACT ATARs released
15 Dec 2022   9.00am EAS eligibility letters release commences


22 Dec 2022   7.30am December Round 2 offers released: first offers based on ATARs
23 Dec 2022   9.00am Year 12 ES offers commence


12 Jan 2023   7.30am January Round 1 offers released


Year 12 Alternative Entry Pathway