Early Admission FAQs

Answers to frequently asked questions

Applications for UOW's Early Admission program have closed.

We are now assessing all applications, and information will be sent to all applicants on Monday 13 September with advice about your application's progression and next steps.

Below are the answers to some FAQs realiting to this stage in the application process.

If you can't see the answer you're looking for here, please reach out to our staff and students through the chat function on this page, or submit an enquiry.

Congratulations! If you haven't done so already, your first step should be to accept your offer.

To accept your Early Admission offer, log in to your Early Admission application portal and follow the instructions to accept. You'll be able to do this as soon as you receive your offer on 15 October.

If you applied for, and are successful for two UOW courses, you will receive two separate offers on 15 October. You can only accept one offer at a time, so you should accept the offer that you most want to study. But don't stress; if you change your mind later on and want to your other offer to UOW, we can help you do that.

Once you accept the offer in the portal, there's nothing more you need to do. You do not need to apply for the course through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC), but you can lodge a UAC application if you wish to apply for a UOW course that was not one of your Early Admission preferences.

If you're unsure about which of your offers you should accept, you have time to think about it. Remember, when it is time to officially enrol at UOW (in January 2022), you will only be able to enrol in one course.

Contact the Future Students team to discuss your options further.

UOW wants students to perform to the best of their abilities in their final exams; it is a condition that you are successfully awarded the Higher School Certificate, Interstate equivalent to the HSC, or International Baccalaureate.

An Early Admission offer received on the 15 October, is not conditional on achieving a certain ATAR or particular subject results in your final exams.

UOW has assessed you for Early Admission based on your academic performance to date and your other personal skills and attributes as presented in your online application/interview.



All phone interviews were held between Monday 27 and Wednesday 29 September & on Tuesday 5th October.

The faculties have now completed their assessment of your application. Your interview outcome is reflected in the offer you receive from UAC on Friday 15th October. Your offer could be for the course you were interviewed for, or an alternate course that the interviewer felt you were more suited too.

If you were not successful in receiving an offer, continue to work hard and do the best you can in your final exams. UOW will review your application for your Early Admission course/s when final results and ATARS are released in January.

You can also apply for different courses at UOW by listing a UOW course on your UAC application and you will be assessed for an offer to that course based on your ATAR in January.

If you weren't able to attend the online offer activation event for the course you were offered, you can view them online here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhaLPeEehh2G38LjETxqnyZ9vE_br6tGh.

By watching the session on demand, you will hear from the teachers that teach that course, discover career outcomes, and might learn about possible pathways to your original course preference.

You can also find out more about courses here.

Still have questions? Contact the UOW Future Students team for help.

All applicants will receive their final UOW Early Admission's outcome on 15 October, before sitting their final exams.

Early Admission outcomes will be sent out on a rolling basis during the day, so if you do not receive your offer first thing in the morning, don't worry, be patient the email will come!

If you applied for two UOW courses, you will receive two separate outcome emails – one for each course. If you are successful, the email/s will be formal offer/s to UOW. The email/s will include instructions on how you can formally accept the offer.

If you are not successful for your preference course, you may receive an alternative UOW or UOW College Early Admission offer, depending on your demonstrated capability.

If you are not succcessful in receiving an offer, you will still receive an email that will include information about your options at UOW. Remember that Early Admission is only one of many pathways to studying at UOW.

If you don't receive an email/s from UAC on the 15th October, check your junk/spam folder.
Otherwise, you can log back in to the Early Admission application portal (https://uow.uac.edu.au/earlyadmission/) and slect 'View Correspondence'. Here you should be able to view the email/s you received.

If you cannot access your Early Admission application portal, check you are using the correct email address that you created your application with. If you are sure your email and password are correct, use the 'Contact UAC' button on the bottom of the page.

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)!

This will trigger the UOW system to generate a student number for you, which you will receive via email. It could take up to a week for this email containing your student number to arrive in your inbox.

Once you receive your UOW student number, you will be able to start enrolling in mid December.

Orintation week will be held in mid February - a great way to meet your teachers and classmates, join clubs and societies and get to know your UOW campus!
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Bookmark the UOW Get Started page.

It will be updated regularly to get you prepared for starting uni in 2022.

We will also regularly communicate with you about what we need you to do, so be sure to check your inbox too.

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 at UOW 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 - Apply now.

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 2022. 

Don't worry about your class-mates' applications or outcomes!

No two applicants are the same, and there are over 200 courses at UOW that require vastly different motivations and skills. That's why we personalise the Early Admission process as much as possible depending on the course/s that you applied for and what you told us on your application.

It stands to reason then that your Early Admission journey will be different to other applicants.

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

First, log in to your Early Admission application portal to accept your offer. This will trigger the UOW system to generate a student number for you, which you will receive via email. It could take up to a week for this email containing your student number to arrive in your inbox.

Once you have your UOW student number, you can complete a UOW deferral request. When we receive and process your deferral request, we will send you a new offer for 2023 and information on how to enrol.


If you were successful for your preference course/s 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 January.

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 January. 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.

Our Future Students team are available on the phone Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm by calling 1300 367 869.

The team are experienced staff who have previously studied at UOW, who can share their insights and past experiences. They're also trained to provide accurate advice to you and your parents/guardians.

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

Be sure to bookmark the UOW Support Hub, which hosts lots of great tools for Early Admission and getting ready for tertiary study such as videos, study resources, virtual tours, and more.