Early Admission FAQs

Early Admission FAQs

The Early Admission system will only allow you to accept one offer.

However, if you change your mind, or accidentally accept the wrong course, there is no need to stress. Any UOW course you have met the requirements for, and have received an offer to, will still appear in the system as an option for you to select when you come to enroll.

Early Admission is just one way to get into UOW. If you received an email advising that you did not meet the UOW Early Admission criteria, you still have options.

Once your final results have been released, we will reassess you for your original Early Admission course preference or preferences. Following this, we may make you an offer as part of a later round in December or January.

Alternatively, you are still eligible to gain admission to other course options by applying through UAC and fulfilling the ATAR–based admissions requirements. You can learn more about ATAR-based admission via our high school student webpages.

Following the close of applications on Friday, 12 August, initial outcome emails were sent to all applicants from Tuesday, 13 September. These emails outlined the next steps for each applicant, including events and/or interviews where applicable to progress their application, and be eligible to receive an offer on Monday, 10 October.

If you haven’t received any communication from UOW since submitting your Early Admission application, please call UOW Future Students on 1300 367 869 to confirm your outcome, and verify that we have the correct email address for your application.  

Please have your Early Admission application number on hand to help the team easily locate your application details. 

  • If successful for Early Admission, you can accept your offer right away via the Early Admission application portal. If you received two offers to UOW, accept the one that you would most like to study (you can still change your mind later!)
  • Accepting your offer will prompt our systems to generate a student number for you, which you will receive via email. This may take up to a week to arrive in your inbox. Once you receive your UOW student number, you will be able to start enrolling from Monday, 5 December.
  • Orientation week will be held from Tuesday, 21 February to Thursday, 23 February. O-Week is a great way to meet your classmates and teachers, join clubs and societies, and get to know your UOW campus.
  • University classes begin Monday, 27 February 2023.
  • The UOW Get Started page will be updated regularly to get you prepared for starting university in 2023.
  • Check your inbox! We will regularly communicate with you about what we need you to do. We will contact you via the email you used to apply

Yes. If you received an offer through Early Admission, but you have decided you would like to study a different course at UOW, you can list this course on your regular UAC application and you will be assessed for this course on the basis of your final results and your ATAR in December.

If you were successful for an alternate course to the one you originally applied for, you will be reassessed for your original course when final results and ATARs are released in December. There is nothing you need to do for this to happen, we will reassess you through the Early Admission application portal when we receive your final results.

If you have been invited to interview for two courses that are in the same discipline, you will be interviewed for both courses at the same time. 

If you were asked to book two interviews, one for each course, this would have been outlined under each course preference in your outcome email and you would have seen ‘Book interview’ next to each course in the interview booking portal. 

Good news! This means that your application for the Bachelor of Performance and Theatre (Acting) has moved to the next step of assessment.  

Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, all applicants will be asked to submit a digital audition instead of attending in-person. Digital auditions must be submitted by Tuesday, 27 September 2022. More information will be sent to you via email. 

Please review the audition information regularly, as information may be updated frequently. 

As part of the audition process, you are to thoroughly prepare and memorise one monologue selected from the list of audition pieces.

All auditions for Early Admission entry into the Bachelor of Performance & Theatre (Acting) will be in the form of a digital audition. 

UOW will be hosting the Ace your Audition webinar on Wednesday, 14 September at 6 pm.

For more information please visit (and keep checking) audition basics for information on how to prepare for, and submit, your digital audition. 

Outcome emails will be sent to ALL applicants who submitted an Early Admission application from Tuesday, 13 September. These emails will be sent in batches throughout the day, so if your classmates or friends have received one and you haven’t yet, please don’t panic, your email may be in a later batch.  

If you still haven’t received your email by Wednesday, 14 September, please call UOW Future Students on 1300 367 869 to confirm your outcome and verify that we have the correct email address for your application.  

Please ensure that you have your Early Admission application number on hand to help the team easily locate your application details. 

Short answer: now!  

Many students say one of the best parts of the university experience is living in a residence. Rarely will you have the chance to live in a community that has people from so many walks of life and countries. All of our residences feature student development and peer mentor programs, social, sporting and cultural events, and 24/7 student wellbeing care. Utilities, furniture, laundry, limited car parking, and more. You'll love it - read more at the Live on campus page. 

You can submit up to three preferences for UOW accommodation. The earlier you apply the more likely you are to get your first accommodation preference.

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Receiving your accommodation offer is another weight off your shoulders. You can focus on your final studies, knowing both your UOW offer and accommodation place are secured – ready for a stress-free 2023. 

Due to UOW’s Student Privacy & Disclosure statement, information about a student’s Early Admission application will not be disclosed to a third party without written and signed consent.  

As part of the Early Admission application, applicants (Year 12 students) can enter the details of a person who they authorise to act on their behalf. If they choose to name someone, that person – and that person only – can be given information about the student's application. 

If you are a parent seeking information regarding your child’s Early Admission application and you are not listed as an authorised person on their application, you will need to ensure a consent to release form is completed before we can respond. When completed, the consent form may be sent via email to futurestudents@uow.edu.au. 

Please note, this consent to release form will apply to students when they are applying for UOW Early Admission. Once they enrol and their status changes to 'current student', a new updated consent form will be required. 

Our Future Students team are available Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm on 1300 367 869. Our Future Students team are experienced staff who have previously studied at UOW to share their insights and past experiences. 

You can also email the team at future-students@uow.edu.au 

Yes. Accepting your offer does not lock you in to a particular course. You can still change your mind and still be eligible for offers to other courses.

If you would like to be considered for courses that are not listed in your Early Admission application you will need to apply through the University Admissions Centre (UAC).

Yes, you can defer your place at UOW for up to one year.

Once enrolment opens on Monday, 5 December, more details on how to defer your offer will be on the UOW Get Started page.

Please note: you cannot defer scholarship or accommodation offers. If you are planning to take a year off before commencing study with UOW, you will need to apply for scholarships and accommodation in the year before you commence study i.e. if you defer your offer until 2024, you will apply for scholarships and accommodation in the later half of next year.

Shortly after you have accepted your offer, UOW will send you an email with your next steps, so you will have all the information you need for when student enrolment opens on Monday 5 December.

Yes! Most UOW scholarship applications are open until Friday, 9 December 2022. You can read more about the range of scholarships on offer, how to apply, and any important dates on the future student scholarship page.

Classes will commence on Monday, 27 February 2023.

Orientation week (O-Week) will take place during the week prior from Tuesday, 21 February to Thursday, 23 February. O-Week is a fantastic opportunity to get to know the campus and the amazing opportunities that are here for UOW students, both in and out of the classroom.

Due to Australian privacy laws, information about a student’s Early Admission application can not be disclosed to a third party without written and signed consent.

As part of the application, applicants can enter the name of a person who they authorise to act on their behalf. That person – and that person only – may be given information about the student's application.

If you are a parent seeking information regarding your child’s application and you are not listed as an authorised person on their application, you will need to ensure they have completed a consent to release form before we are able to respond. When completed, the consent form may be sent via email to futurestudents@uow.edu.au

Our Future Students team are available Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm on 1300 367 869. Our Future Students team are experienced staff who have previously studied at UOW to share their insights and past experiences.

You can also email the team at future-students@uow.edu.au