Points to UOW

ATAR Related Adjustment factors - 'bonus point' programs 

There are a few ways you can boost your ATAR and secure your place at UOW with: 

Depending on your personal circumstances and performance at High School, you can receive all three benefits.

What's the Difference?

We understand every person's journey through High School is unique and want to ensure we're giving all students a chance to enhance their career and pursue their dreams.

Local & Regional Bonus Points

If you study in the UOW ‘drawing area’, or in regional NSW, you may be eligible for Local & Regional Bonus Points

Special entry options

If you have been disadvantaged in Years 11 and/or 12 you can also apply for the Educational Access Scheme and STEP to UOW.

Points to UOW - what you need to know

We’re all about rewarding hard work. We know that if you’ve done well in HSC subjects that are relevant to your chosen undergraduate course, you’ll be better prepared to join our ranks. With Points to UOW, you can earn an extra three ATAR points by excelling in relevant Year 12 subjects.


If you complete your HSC in the year prior to admission, receive an ATAR and do well in relevant subjects – you’re eligible. Please note that UOW only awards Points to UOW for undergraduate degrees that start in Autumn (February) session.


It’s all automatic. Points to UOW is handled by UAC – if you’ve chosen a UOW undergraduate course through UAC and perform well in a HSC subject that is in the specified band, points will be automatically added for that UOW preference.

Interstate Students

Live across the border? No problem. Check UAC to find out how your marks are converted into bands and calculate away.

Calculate your UAI Bonus points

Points to UOW - How many extra points can I get?

You can earn a maximum of three extra points for each UOW preference. The number of points awarded is specific to each individual UOW undergraduate course, so if you select several UOW degrees as preferences, you may have a different admission ranking for each preference, depending on which HSC subjects you complete and your results in each subject.

Chris's scenario:

The applicants below complete the NSW HSC in 2012. For each applicant you can see the HSC courses undertaken, the performance band achieved and the applicant's overall performance as measured by the ATAR.

Chris has an ATAR of 89
Chris' HSC Course Chris' Performance Bands
Chemistry Band 6
English Advanced Band 4
Mathematics Band 5
Geography Band 4
Legal Studies Band 4
Modern History Band 5
Chris's UAC preferences at UOW:
UAC Code UOW Degree Points to UOW Admission rank with Points to UOW
012345 B Law Max of 3 92
543210 B Exercise Science & Nutrition 2 91




Last reviewed: 14 September, 2017