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 your Year 11 subject performance and alignment to UOW's indicators of success.

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

Applicants must be: 

  • In Year 12 in 2023; 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. Please see our Apply page 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, 19 June, 2023 and will close on Friday, 11 August, 2023. 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, 19 June, 2023 and close on Friday, 11 August, 2023. This can be done via the UOW Early Admission website during the application window. 

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 it before applications close.

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 2024, 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 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, 11 August 2023, 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 September.

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

Most courses* at UOW do not have pre-requisites for entry and, as such, there are generally no specific subject criteria for Early Admission. We take an all-inclusive view of Early Admission applicants and will conduct our assessments based on the merits of each individual's application.

*The following courses require commencing students to have completed Mathematics Advanced or equivalent (not Mathematics Standard 2) or higher at Year 12 level:

The following courses require commencing students to have completed Mathematics Extension 2 or equivalent at Year 12 level:

The application itself is the same no matter what state you’re completing your studies in. Students studying Year 12 in QLD, VIC, SA and WA are eligible to apply through the same online application portal as NSW HSC students via the UOW Early Admission website.

However, due to the timing of UAC receiving interstate student data, students from QLD, VIC, SA and WA will need to wait until early July before they can start their application.

More specific dates will be available for these students closer to the opening of applications.  In the meantime, why not start drafting your application responses? Read our 7 tips to complete your application to see what you need to prepare. 

We will update this page with more information as we get closer to application opening on Monday, 19 June, 2023. You should also sign up to our Future Student Newsletter so that you can stay informed throughout the processes.

Additionally, we will be holding various information sessions and events throughout the year, including Early Admission info sessions at UOW Open Day on Saturday, 5 August, 2023. Check out our Upcoming Events page for more information.

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