Applying to university through UAC is an important time for a Year 12 student. So here is a checklist to make sure that you’ve got everything done on time to ensure that you can start your preferred university course next year.

Research your preferred course

There are many courses available for admission via UAC. You can find the full list of courses on UAC’s website, the UAC Guide or the My UAC app. Basically, you need to access UAC!

There, you can also see the course requirements, ATAR information and other information about the courses. Some courses may have additional requirements or applications, so make sure to check those out on the website.

Apply for Uni via UAC

Make sure to choose your 5 course preferences through the UAC website. Even if you are not completely sure still apply – you can change your preferences later. Once you pay for your application, remember to keep both your UAC application number and pin safe. You will need these later to review your application, change preferences and view offers.

Provide a Current Personal Email

Your email address is UAC’s primary form of communication – so make sure that it is current and is your personal email. Don’t use your school email, as that will most likely be terminated once you finish school. You need to access UAC emails after that so use an email that you will have access to.

Check that your Details are Correct

Make sure that the details you have provided UAC or those that have been transferred from NESA are correct, including your name, which should match your passport or birth certificate.

Apply for Schemes and Scholarships

There are a lot of schemes and scholarships available for Year 12 students, so make sure that you maximise your chances of getting into your preferred course by applying to these which include:

  • School Recommendations Scheme (SRS)

https://www.uac.edu.au/future-applicants/scholarships-and-schemes/schools-recommendation-schemes

  • Educational Access Scheme (EAS)

https://www.uac.edu.au/future-applicants/scholarships-and-schemes/educational-access-schemes

  • Equity Scholarships

https://www.uac.edu.au/future-applicants/scholarships-and-schemes/equity-scholarships

  • University Specific Scholarships

Find out about these on each university’s own website.

Take Note of Key Dates

Make sure to take note of key dates for your application such as deadlines for documentation or payment. Remember to also look for dates when you have to change your preferences to be considered for offers, and dates when offers are released.

It is probably a good idea to note down all these dates in a diary or calendar for yourself so you don’t miss any important deadlines. You can find the key dates here: https://www.uac.edu.au/key-dates.

If you’ve made sure that you’ve completed the above checklist, you should be raring to go with your university application. Remember to play around with your preferences as required to ensure that you get your dream university offer.

Good luck!