As a parent, you play an important and trusted role in supporting your child to choose the right study path. 

Whether your child has already chosen their future degree, or isn't sure where to begin, this guide will help you navigate the process together. We've collated all the essential information you need to know about undergraduate study at UNSW including key dates, admission pathways, adjustment factors, accommodation options, scholarships, UAC applications, upcoming events and more. 

Key application dates

All undergraduate applications are processed by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

  • Late September 2024: UAC early bird applications close
  • December 2024: ATARs are released
  • December 2024: Preferences deadline for UAC's December Round 2 (our first major offer round)
  • Late December 2024: Offers are released for December Round 2 - students will only receive one offer in each offer round
  • Early January 2025: Preferences deadline for January Round 1
  • January 2025: Offers are released for January Round 1

How we're supporting high school leavers

We're committed to ensuring a fair and equitable admissions process for all high school leavers.

  • We recognise that the ATAR isn't the only measure of your child's potential to succeed at university. That's why we offer a range of admission pathways, including:

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  • HSC Plus

    HSC Plus rewards your child with up to five points for performing well in HSC subjects that are relevant to a UNSW degree. 

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    Elite Athletes, Performers and Leaders (EAPL) Program 

    The EAPL Program awards up to five points to high school leavers who have excelled in areas of sport, academia, leadership, and/or music at an elite level. Activities and/or commitments must have been undertaken in Years 11 and/or 12.

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    Educational Access Scheme (EAS)

    UNSW is committed to the goals of equal opportunity and affirmative action in education. The EAS allows UNSW to take the circumstances of individual applicants into account when allocating places in undergraduate programs.

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What's on at UNSW?

Get the full UNSW experience at our future student events. We offer a range of on-campus and digital events throughout the year to give you and your child ample opportunity to connect with our staff and current students.