ATAR Related Adjustment factors - 'bonus point' programs
There are a few ways you can boost your ATAR and secure your place at UOW with:
Depending on your personal circumstances and performance at High School, you can receive all three benefits.
What's the Difference?
We understand every person's journey through High School is unique and want to ensure we're giving all students a chance to enhance their career and pursue their dreams.
Local & Regional Bonus Points
If you study in the UOW ‘drawing area’, or in regional NSW, you may be eligible for Local & Regional Bonus Points.
Special entry options
We’re all about rewarding hard work. We know that if you’ve done well in HSC subjects that are relevant to your chosen undergraduate course, you’ll be better prepared to join our ranks. With Points to UOW, you can earn an extra three ATAR points by excelling in relevant Year 12 subjects.
If you complete your HSC in the year prior to admission, receive an ATAR and do well in relevant subjects – you’re eligible. Please note that UOW only awards Points to UOW for undergraduate degrees that start in Autumn (February) session.
It’s all automatic. Points to UOW is handled by UAC – if you’ve chosen a UOW undergraduate course through UAC and perform well in a HSC subject that is in the specified band, points will be automatically added for that UOW preference.
Live across the border? No problem. Check UAC to find out how your marks are converted into bands and calculate away.
Points to UOW - How many extra points can I get?
You can earn a maximum of three extra points for each UOW preference. The number of points awarded is specific to each individual UOW undergraduate course, so if you select several UOW degrees as preferences, you may have a different admission ranking for each preference, depending on which HSC subjects you complete and your results in each subject.
The applicants below complete the NSW HSC in 2012. For each applicant you can see the HSC courses undertaken, the performance band achieved and the applicant's overall performance as measured by the ATAR.
Chris has an ATAR of 89
|Chris' HSC Course||Chris' Performance Bands|
|English Advanced||Band 4|
|Legal Studies||Band 4|
|Modern History||Band 5|
Chris's UAC preferences at UOW:
|UAC Code||UOW Degree||Points to UOW||Admission rank with Points to UOW|
|012345||B Law||Max of 3||92|
|543210||B Exercise Science & Nutrition||2||91|