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Higher School Certificate results

The NSW Board of Studies will release HSC results before Christmas via the internet, SMS, landline and mail.Selecting this link will take you to an external site.

The University Admissions Centre Selecting this link will take you to an external site. will release the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) to NSW HSC students the day after the HSC results have been released.

Your ATAR will be available by visiting the UAC website Selecting this link will take you to an external site. To check your ATAR you'll need your Student Number or UAC application number and UAC PIN.

University offers

The offers are released in four rounds:

Check the University Admissions Centre Selecting this link will take you to an external site. for the actual dates.

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Changing university preferences

Students often change their minds about their preferences, either before or after receiving their results. When making changes, students should research the new course as thoroughly as they researched their original set of preferences.

The ATAR entry for a particular course is determined by the demand for and supply of course places, i.e. the number of students wanting to do the course in light of the number of places available.

The ATAR should not be used as a measure of the difficulty of a course nor as a measure of the quality and content of one course against another.

Students should have considered their interests, abilities and career aspirations and researched their course preferences carefully prior to the end of Year 12. They should not make an impulse decision and change to a course of which they have little knowledge, just because they received a higher ATAR than expected. Please think carefully before suggesting your child may be “wasting” his or her ATAR on a lower entry course.

Advisory services Selecting this link will take you to an external site.

Closing dates for change of preferences
Students are able to submit changes to the University Admissions Centre for the main round. Check the UAC site Selecting this link will take you to an external site. for the relevant dates.

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