UOW offers alternative and supplementary entry programs for students who may have suffered disadvantage during their senior school years, or who may need additional study to prepare them for their university degree.
STEP to UOW
The Special Tertiary Entrance Program (STEP) to UOW is a university preparation program for students who have experienced a disadvantage during their secondary school education. It is open to students in the University's drawing area and regional NSW.
You may be eligible for additional points for your UOW preferences if:
- you have experienced long-term (a least nine months) disadvantage in your preparation for uni, and
- your educational performance has been seriously affected by circumstances beyond your control, and
- you are in Year 12, and
- you are a permanent resident of Australia.
For application forms, contact the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC), your high school career adviser or UOW on 1300 367 869. Sympathetic consideration is given to all applicants, but admission is not guaranteed.
UOW College is the private pre-university college of UOW. It has been offering quality preparation programs for over 20 years from facilities in the heart of the main UOW Wollongong campus.
If you do not gain direct entry into UOW after the HSC, UOW College offers a range of university preparation programs to teach you the skills and knowledge you need to pass the course and succeed in a Bachelor degree.
The Woolyungah Indigenous Centre at UOW offers an Alternative Admissions Program (AAP) to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It assesses applicants’ suitability for study at UOW based on a series of tests and interviews instead of the ATAR. It is available to all students of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent who are 17 years old or older.