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2021 admissions

Early Bird Closing

Encourage your students to apply as soon as possible, early bird closing is midnight on Wednesday 30 September, after which, UAC’s processing fee rises from $70 to $200.

If students aren’t sure about what they want to study, they can submit an application with any course and change their preferences as many times as they like for free. 2020 Year 12 applicants can also ‘commit to pay’ using BPAY or Post Billpay. Payment must be made, however, in order to have their application assessed and receive an offer.

Schools Recommendation Schemes

A reminder that student applications for SRS will be closing earlier this year at midnight on Sunday 20 September. School ratings close at midnight on Wednesday 30 September.

UAC PIN reminder

All 2020 NSW HSC and ACT Year 12 applicants have had their UAC PIN emailed to them. For students who have not yet applied through UAC, we’ll be sending a PIN reminder email on Wednesday 23 September.

If students are having problems with logging in to Apply, the quickest and easiest way for them to get help is to call UAC Customer Service on 1300 275 822 (or 02 9752 0200 from mobiles) 8.30am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday. We won’t reply to email requests as we need to identify them before giving out this information.

ATAR and Offers 2020

Release date

A reminder that following the announcement by NESA that HSC results will be released at 6am on Friday 18 December, ATARs will be released at 9am on Friday 18 December – the same day as HSC results – once again giving students time to finalise their preferences for December Round 2 on Wednesday 23 December.

ATAR Enquiry Centre

UAC is once again operating its ATAR Enquiry Centre for students who have queries about the calculation of their ATAR. Days are as follows:

  • Fri 18 December, 8.30am–6pm
  • Sat 19 December, 8.30am–4.30pm
  • Mon 21 December, 8.30am–4.30pm
  • Tue 22 December, 8.30am–4.30pm

Offer Rounds for Year 12 Students

The most important offer rounds for Year 12 students are:

  • December Round 2 – Wednesday 23 December
  • January Round 1 – Friday 8 January 2021.

Not all courses will be offered in December Round 2, and applicants should check UAC’s website for details of excluded courses before they finalise their course preferences. Please note, the Australian National University (ANU) will not be participating in December Round 2.

Students whose results are not available in time for December Round 2 can be assured that they will not be disadvantaged – universities will still have places available to make offers to all courses in January Round 1.

Open Days

Many institutions are offering virtual open days for 2020, others are offering online tours and information sessions instead.

UAC has gathered the latest information about institution Open Days in one place to help students easily plan the events they’d like to participate in.

New Unique Student Identifier (USI)

The Australian Government is extending the Unique Student Identifier (USI) to higher education students, starting in 2021. The USI is 10-digit number students will use throughout their education journey.

The USI will be introduced with students who are commencing their studies in 2021.

Connect with us

Our Community Engagement team is ‘virtually’ out and about taking part in many of the university online open days and info nights. A list of where they’ll be is below.

If you’d like a more personal session, the team is here to help with your students’ understanding of the ATAR and admissions process. To make an appointment for them to ‘visit’ your students via Zoom, email

Undergraduate key dates

  • SRS applications close – Sunday 20 September
  • Early bird applications close – Wednesday 30 September
  • HSC results released – Friday 18 December (6am)
  • ATAR released – Friday 18 December (9am)
  • December Round 2 – Wednesday 23 December
  • January Round 1 – Friday 8 January 2021

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