Early Admission FAQs

Early Admission FAQs

UOW Early Admission is a program that enables Year 12 students to receive an early offer for their chosen UOW degree before they sit their exams. 

We will assess your application holistically based on a number of factors. These include your Year 11 subject performance, alignment to UOW's indicators of success, and attendance at an on-campus session or online webinar, and maybe an interview, depending on the course you've applied for and the results you have achieved. 

Most of UOW's undergraduate degrees are offered via Early Admission. Explore your options at Course Finder. 

Applicants must be: 

  • In Year 12 in 2022; and 
  • Completing the HSC, an interstate equivalent, or the International Baccalaureate (IB) at an Australian high school; and 
  • Eligible to be awarded the Higher School Certificate, IB or interstate equivalent. 

Students in their final year of HSC Pathways or studying the Big Picture program are also eligible to apply. 

If you don't meet the above criteria, unfortunately you are not eligible to apply for Early Admission. However, there are many admission options available. Email futurestudents@uow.edu.au to find the admission process that’s right for your situation. 

You can select up to two course preferences in your application. Most* UOW undergraduate degrees are available for Early Admission. Double degrees are considered to be a single preference. 

Start looking for the right course for you now. 

*Bachelor of Western Civilisation has a separate application process. 

Applications open on Monday, 18 July, 2022 and will close on Friday, 12 August, 2022. Applications will only be accepted via the UOW Early Admission website. 

Late applications will not be accepted and UOW will not be able to offer any extensions. 

Take some time to familiarise yourself with the important dates for UOW Early Admission. 

UOW has partnered with the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) to provide a user-friendly application portal, which will be available as soon as applications open on Monday,  18 July, 2022. Simply click the 'Apply now' button on the UOW Early Admission website during the application period of Monday, 18 July, 2022 - Friday, 12 August, 2022. 

All Early Admission applications are submitted direct to UOW, so applying is easy and straightforward. 

If you live in NSW and the ACT your personal details, including your Year 11 results, will pre-populate the application form based on your NESA student number – so it’s even easier to apply! 

Once you start your application, we will communicate with you via email to make sure you know what you need to do and when. You will also be able to edit your application after you’ve submitted it but be sure to submit your application before 5pm on Friday, 12 August, 2022. 

Please note: Don't use your school-allocated email address when you apply. When you leave high school, your school email address may be cancelled. We will need to contact you after you leave school and into 2023, so please use a different email address that you check regularly. 

UOW takes a holistic view of each individual applicant and considers a range of factors including: 

  • Year 11 subject performance 
  • Whether the applicant has experienced disadvantage that has impacted performance in Year 11 
  • The applicant's performance at interview or participation in activity (or activities) 
  • The applicant's responses to UOW’s identified indicators of success themes: Academic Readiness, Motivation and Passion, Planning and Persistence, Communication and Collaboration 

So that you can prepare, the below four questions are included in the Early Admission application: 

  • Academic Readiness: What are your study strategies when preparing for an important assessment task? 
  • Motivation and Passion: What has influenced your decision to pursue your course or courses of interest? 
  • Communication and Collaboration: Describe a time when you worked with others to achieve a goal. 
  • Planning and Persistence: Tell us about a time when you set yourself a goal and worked really hard to achieve a good result?

Check out 7 tips to complete your application for more information. 

If you apply for UOW Early Admission by the closing date of Friday, 12 August 2022, you will not need to apply again through UAC. 

UOW's Early Admission program is 'powered by UAC', so successful Early Admission applicants will receive an official UOW offer in October before they sit their final exams. 

There is no requirement to apply again through UAC for UOW Early Admission. 

Other than two courses*, UOW does not have pre-requisites for entry and, as such, there are no specific subject criteria for Early Admission for most of our degrees. 

We take an all-inclusive view of Early Admission applicants and will conduct our assessments based on the merits of each individual's application and their performance at interview, or participation in engagement activities. 

*The UOW Bachelor of Mathematics Education and the Bachelor of Data Science and Analytics require commencing students to have completed Mathematics Advanced or equivalent (not Mathematics Standard 2) or higher at Year 12 level. 

In order to be eligible to receive a UOW Early Admission offer, applicants must attend a compulsory engagement session/s or an interview. These will be held in the week from Wednesday, 21 September, 2022Wednesday, 28 September 2022.  

Whether you take part in an interview or an activation session will depend on the course/s that you apply for, and the marks you received in year 11. Every students application will be different, and so will their assessment.  

If you live more than three hours from UOW we will be able to meet with you over the phone or via our online sessions. You'll be able to elect a phone/online engagement session when you book your preferred time(s) with us. 

We will publish more information to this page as we get closer to application opening on Monday, 18 July, 2022. You should also sign up for updates so that you can stay informed about important dates etc. 

There will also be Early Admission info sessions at UOW Open Day on Saturday, 6 August, 2022. Check out openday.uow.edu.au for further details on sessions and to plan your day.