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Making your HSC year and transition to higher education easier

The Outreach & Pathways teams values every individual's journey to higher education or their career. Our Year 12 programs aim to support students during the HSC process and allow them to experience university whilst still in high school. We then offer a range of transition and pathways activities to assist individuals who decide that university is their preferred higher education option.


Our Year 12, Pathways and Transition activities include:

  • Year 12 programs for equity and non-equity students
  • The UOW Pathways to Higher Education Program
  • UniReady Bridging Course
  • Outreach and Pathways Scholarships
  • Transition4Success Program
  • Access UOW 

Year 12 HSC Summer Master Classes (SMC)

Students are invited to participate in a three-week university experience, where they undertake a first year university subject based off their current HSC curriculum. Aimed at high-achieving Year 12 students, this program allows participants the opportunity to experience life as a university student whilst still in high school, with successful completion resulting in 6 credit points towards their undergraduate degree when they get to university, a guaranteed Admissions interview with UOW, and access to university resources and services throughout their final year at high school. 

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Year 12 University Preparation Program (UPP) 

UPP runs over two school terms, and is designed to support students with their HSC study skills and allow them to experience a taste of UOW student life whilst still in Year 12. Students receive free weekly subject-based tutoring from In2Uni Mentors, as well as a guaranteed Admissions interview with UOW upon completion.

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Year 12 Road 2 Success Workshops


Pathways to Higher Education Program 

The Pathways to Higher Education Program is a supported pathway to help participants who have not entered university directly from high school to pursue their career and study goals, regardless of their age, background or study experience.

What is involved:

  • Students complete a vocational or enabling qualification whilst receiving ongoing mentoring and support from UOW
  • Students participate in the UniReady Bridging Course prior to guaranteed entry into selected UOW Bachelor degrees
  • Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to apply for bursary to assist with vocational qualification costs and a $3,000 scholarship


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Access UOW

You are more than just your ATAR. UOW values your individual journey and we know that a vast array or experiences and circumstances can impact on your studies. Access UOW is a chance to have your individual circumstances considered, including work-based and community achievements outside of school or study, and personal problems affecting your previous education. UOW will take these factors into account in assessing all UAC applications and where your application meets these and other factors we will be in contact with you to arrange to speak further. This year you should expect to hear from us between Friday December 15th 2017 and Thursday February 8th 2018.

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Transition4Success Program 

The University of Wollongong offers a range of activities to welcome and help first year students prepare to commence their higher education journey. As part of this, students can access a transition for success program where they:

  • can participate in a FREE two day event over January 18 & 19, 2018
  • do not need to be enrolled in their course to participate
  • can meet key contacts in their course Faculty
  • can meet their peers who will studying alongside of them
  • can participate in a MOCK university experience and know what to expect in lectures and tutorials
  • can learn to navigate the campus with ease. 



Congratulations to our 2018 Year 12 Summer Master Class students! Find out how you can get involved in 2019 below.

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Haven't heard about Access UOW yet? Contact us to find out how we help consider students individual

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Applications for the 2018 Year 12 UPP have now closed. Applicants will be informed of their outcomes by April 2018.

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Danielle Thompson

Receiving a place in the UPP was an absolute blessing as it helped shape my pathway into university. The techniques I learnt from the program, and the tutoring provided by the mentors, contributed significantly to my success in the HSC.