Early Admission FAQs

Early Admission is UOW's early offer program for Year 12 students. We'll get to know you, look at the results you've acheived so farand can reward your hard work with a place at UOW before you sit your final exams. Applications open 19 July 2021.

What is UOW Early Admission?

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 a number of factors. These include your Year 11 subject performance, alignment to UOW's indicators of success, and attendance at an on-campus session or online webinar, and maybe an interview, depending on the course you've applied for and the results you have achieved.

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

Who is eligible to apply?

Applicants must be:

  • In Year 12 in 2021; 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 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. Email futurestudents@uow.edu.au to find the admission process that’s right for your situation.

What important dates do I need to know?

Applications open on Monday 19 July and close on Friday 13 August.

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.

How will I apply?

UOW has partnered with the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) to provide a user-friendly application portal, which is accessible via the . Simply click the 'Apply now' button during the application period of 19 July - 13 August 2021.

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 make your final submission before 5pm on Friday 13 August 2021.

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 2022, so please use a different email address that you check regularly.

What will UOW assess for Early Admission?

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 performance at required interview or participation in compulsory engagement activity (or activities)
  • 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, take a look at the below four questions which are included in the Early Admission application:

  • Academic Readiness: What are your study strategies for your final exams?
  • Motivation and Passion: Why do you want to study at UOW?
  • Communication and Collaboration: Describe a time when you worked with others to achieve a goal.
  • Planning and Persistence: How do you manage your time around your studies and other activities? Include three strategies that you've used in Year 12 to prioritise tasks and organise your time.

Will I also need to apply through UAC for UOW Early Admission?

If you apply for UOW Early Admission by the closing date of Friday 13 August, you will not need to apply again through UAC.

In 2021 UOW's Early Admission program is 'powered by UAC', so successful Early Admission applicants will receive an official UOW offer in October before they sit their final exams.

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

What school subjects are most important for specific degrees?

Other than two courses*, UOW does not have pre-requisites for entry and, as such, there are no specific subject criteria for Early Admission for most of our degrees.

We take an all-inclusive view of Early Admission applicants and will conduct our assessments based on the merits of each individual's application and their performance at interview, or participation in engagement activities.

*The UOW Bachelor of Mathematics Education and the Bachelor of Data Science and Analytics require commencing students to have completed Mathematics Advanced or equivalent (not Mathematics Standard 2) or higher at Year 12 level.

Will I have to attend an interview?

In order to be eligible to receive a UOW Early Admission offer, applicants must attend a compulsory on-campus activity (or activities) or an interview. These will be held in September, and specific dates will be commuicated soon.

If you live more than three hours from UOW we will be able to meet with you over the phone or via our online sessions. You'll be able to elect a phone/online engagement session when you book your preferred time(s) with us.

Whether you're invited to attend an interview or another on-campus engagement session is not an indication of your Early Admission outcome. Everyone's invitation will be different, depending on the course(s) they applied for and their application.

Have a question that’s not listed here?

We will publish more information to this site as we get closer to application opening on Monday July 19. You should also sign up for updates so that you can stay informed about important dates etc.

There will also be Early Admission info sessions at UOW Open Day on Saturday 7 August 2021. Check out openday.uow.edu.au for further details on sessions and to plan your day.