Parents & Support

Information for Parents 

As the door closes on your child’s school years, the endless possibilities for the future start to open up. Life is just starting and the decisions they make now will set them up for a successful and rewarding future. There are a number of ways you can help them make a smooth transition from school to uni.

Match an ATAR to a UOW course

If your child’s ATAR result is different to what they expected - higher or lower - they may want to revisit their options. Our Course Finder can show you UOW degrees within their reach, in the areas they’re passionate about. Take a look – you may be surprised at the options.

Upcoming events

Each year; UOW staff and students hit the road to visit students and parents in towns all across NSW. In 2016 we're heading to Albury, Wagga Wagga, Griffith, Tamworth, Bega, Bateman's Bay, Jindabyne, Campbelltown and St George to speak to students and parents about the opportunities at UOW and answer any and all questions. Click here for dates and times that we'll be visiting a town near you.

Do you know someone aiming at studying at UOW in 2017??

You might be interested in our Parents and Partners information on our First Year @ UOW page. We welcome parents and partners to our UOW community and give you a bit of a 'heads up' of what will be going on.

As always, if you have any questions - simply call UOW on 1300 367 869.

How you can help

Sign up for the Parents eNewsletter
Get sent regular updates on news and events by signing up to our Parents eNewsletter.

Help with high school subject selection
It’s never too early to start preparing your child for life after school. Helping them choose the right subjects to study in their final school years – subjects that they are good at, enjoy and will prepare them for further study is essential. Remember, some university courses assume prior knowledge. See our Course Finder for all our undergraduate programs and their associated recommended studies and assumed knowledge.

Research our degrees
Our Course Finder is a great starting places to discover what our degrees are like and where they can take your child.

See for yourself

Take a campus tour
Come and visit us and have a look around our main campus. UOW runs free, hour-long tours every Friday between 10am and 3pm throughout the year. Just remember to book in advance.

Learn from other parents
Fran (UOW student mum) knows what it's like having her son take the plunge and attend UOW. Here she speaks about how she dealt with her son leaving the close-knit family home in Wagga Wagga to study a Bachelor of Information Technology (Dean's Scholar) at UOW... more...

For more real-life UOW student stories, visit our Future Students Facebook Video Library.

Keep an eye on key dates
Keep a note of University Admissions Centre’s key dates for applying to uni and accepting uni offers, as well as UOW’s key dates for special applications (some degrees and entry programs require students to submit supplementary forms and attend interviews).

Find out about our support services
Find out about the range of academic and non-academic support services we offer to students and encourage your child to use them if they have a problem.