For some degrees, applicants who have not achieved the Selection Rank (ATAR) required for automatic selection into their preferred degree may be selected for any remaining places based on the grades of their year 12 subjects.

Selection by Grades entry allows you to compete using your best three A, B or C letter grades from your year 12 studies. Selection by Grades will only consider 20-credit Stage 2 Tertiary Admission Subjects (TAS) where you earned a C- or better

To be eligible for consideration within this pathway, you must complete your SACE and earn a base ATAR of 50.00 or higher (before adjustment factors).

For 2020 SACE completers, once your results are released, you don’t need to do anything. For those programs that consider selection by grades (see detailed list below), you will automatically be considered based on both your selection rank and your best three 20-credit Tertiary Admissions Subject (TAS) grades. You will benefit from whichever option is more advantageous to you.

If you are completing your Year 12 studies interstate, you will be considered for selection by grades if your year 12 subjects were equivalent to SACE 20-credit TAS subjects. UniSA may contact you if we require further information about your results.

See below list of programs and the expected grade thresholds for 2021 entry.

2021 expected grade thresholds

This table displays the expected grade thresholds for 2021 entry. To be used as a guide only.

Expected grade thresholds
SATAC code
Program name

Group 1 – All A's

414502

Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)

Group 1 - All A's

414461

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science

Group 1 - All A's

414471

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Bachelor of Nutrition and Food Sciences

Group 1 - All A's

414381

Bachelor of Medical Science

Group 1 - All A's

414411

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)

Group 2 - A's & B's

414141

Bachelor of Nursing [City East]

Group 2 - A's & B's

414145

Bachelor of Nursing (External)

Group 2 - A's & B's

414331

Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science

Group 2 - A's & B's

414491

Bachelor of Laboratory Medicine (Honours)

Group 2 - A's & B's

464071

Bachelor of Nursing [Whyalla]

Group 2 - A's & B's

474031

Bachelor of Nursing [Mount Gambier]

Group 2 - A's & B's

424831

Bachelor of Laws Double Degrees (Honours)

Group 2 - A's & B's

424821

Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

Group 2 - A's & B's

414291

Bachelor of Nutrition and Food Sciences

Group 2 - A's & B's

414501

Bachelor of Health Sciences (Public Health)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

444591

Bachelor of Primary Education (Honours) [Magill]

Group 3 - Mostly B's

434241

Bachelor of Primary Education (Honours) [Mawson Lakes]

Group 3 - Mostly B's

424441

Bachelor of Architectural Studies

Group 3 - Mostly B's

434003

Bachelor of Secondary Education (Honours)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

414021

Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

444590

Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Honours) [Magill]

Group 3 - Mostly B's

424081

Bachelor of Interior Architecture

Group 3 - Mostly B's

434240

Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Honours) [Mawson Lakes]

Group 3 - Mostly B's

474091

Bachelor of Primary Education (Honours) [Mount Gambier]

Group 3 - Mostly B's

464170

Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Honours) [Whyalla]

Group 3 - Mostly B's

464171

Bachelor of Primary Education (Honours) [Whyalla]

Group 3 - Mostly B's

474090

Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Honours) [Mount Gambier]

Group 3 - Mostly B's

414301

Bachelor of Construction Management

Group 3 - Mostly B's

424571

Bachelor of Business

Group 3 - Mostly B's

434141

Bachelor of Aviation (Pilot)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

424611

Bachelor of Business (Legal Studies)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

424181

Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

424371

Bachelor of Business (Tourism and Event Management)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

444111

Bachelor of Social Work [Magill]

Group 3 - Mostly B's

434191

Bachelor of Business (Sport and Recreation Management)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

434041

Bachelor of Information Technology

Group 3 - Mostly B's

434211

Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

424091

Bachelor of Business (Economics, Finance and Trade)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

424111

Bachelor of Business (Marketing)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

424351

Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

424131

Bachelor of Business (Property)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

424151

Bachelor of Design (Communication Design)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

434891

Bachelor of Information Technology (Networking and Cybersecurity)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

424101

Bachelor of Business (Management)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

424920

Bachelor of Business (Design and Marketing)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

434131

Bachelor of Aviation (Management)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

424191

Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)/Bachelor of Business (Finance)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

424451

Bachelor of Marketing and Communication

Group 3 - Mostly B's

444471

Bachelor of Media Arts

Group 3 - Mostly B's

444595

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

444211

Bachelor of Psychology

Group 3 - Mostly B's

444401

Bachelor of Arts (Performing Arts)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

434881

Bachelor of Information Technology (Games and Entertainment Design)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

434921

Bachelor of Environmental Science

Group 3 - Mostly B's

424591

Bachelor of Business (Innovation and Entrepreneurship)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

424551

Bachelor of Design (Product Design)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

424791

Bachelor of Design (Illustration and Animation)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

494021

Bachelor of Design (Illustration and Animation) (TAFE SA Diploma program in Game Art)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

424681

Bachelor of Business (International Business)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

424926

Bachelor of Business/Master of Management (Advertising and Brand Management)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

424801

Bachelor of Contemporary Art

Group 3 - Mostly B's

424930

Bachelor of Creative Industries

Group 3 - Mostly B's

444600

Bachelor of Psychology (Cognitive Neuroscience)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

444481

Bachelor of Psychology (Counselling and Interpersonal Skills)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

434242

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Flexible Entry)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

434951

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Electronic)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

424051

Bachelor of Business (Finance)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

424511

Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

424841

Bachelor of Business (Economics, Finance and Trade)/Master of Finance

Group 3 - Mostly B's

424921

Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

424922

Bachelor of Business (Real Estate Practice)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

444341

Bachelor of Arts

Group 3 - Mostly B's

444431

Bachelor of Journalism and Professional Writing

Group 3 - Mostly B's

444541

Bachelor of Psychology (Counselling and Interpersonal Skills)/Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

434321

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

434481

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

424911

Bachelor of Business/Master of Management (Tourism and Event Management)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

424925

Bachelor of Business (Marketing)/Master of Management (Tourism and Event Management)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

424934

Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) / Master of Finance

Group 3 - Mostly B's

424935

Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) / Master of Management

Group 3 - Mostly B's

444521

Bachelor of Arts/Master of Teaching (Secondary)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

444598

Bachelor of Arts (Law, Policy and Politics)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

444241

Bachelor of Social Science (Human Services)/Bachelor of Psychology

Group 3 - Mostly B's

444421

Bachelor of Communication and Media

Group 3 - Mostly B's

444599

Bachelor of Social Science (Ageing and Disability)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

434010

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Electronic)/Bachelor of Business

Group 3 - Mostly B's

434201

Bachelor of Science

Group 3 - Mostly B's

424861

Bachelor of Business (Finance)/Master of Professional Accounting

Group 3 - Mostly B's

424881

Bachelor of Business/Master of Management (Human Resource Management)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

424928

Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning)/Master of Professional Accounting

Group 3 - Mostly B's

444461

Bachelor of Journalism and Professional Writing/Bachelor of Arts (Creative Writing and Literature)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

444596

Bachelor of Arts (Social Media)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

444411

Bachelor of Arts (Sociology)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

444101

Bachelor of Social Science (Human Services)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

444561

Bachelor of Arts (Aboriginal Cultures and Australian Society)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

434008

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil)/Bachelor of Business (Management)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

434161

Bachelor of Mathematics (Industrial and Applied Mathematics)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

434451

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Mechatronic)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

434781

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical and Mechatronic)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

435021

Associate Degree in Engineering

Group 3 - Mostly B's

424671

Bachelor of Business (Information Strategy and Management)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

424871

Bachelor of Business/Master of Management

Group 3 - Mostly B's

424891

Bachelor of Business/Master of Management (Marketing)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

424901

Bachelor of Business/Master of Management (Supply Chain Management)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

424924

Bachelor of Business (Tourism & Event Management)/Master of Management (Marketing)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

424927

Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)/Master of Finance (Financial Planning)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

424929

Bachelor of Business (Property)/Master of Finance

Group 3 - Mostly B's

424931

Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) / Diploma in Languages - 3 year

Group 3 - Mostly B's

424939

Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) / Master of Management (Marketing)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

424811

Bachelor of Contemporary Art/Master of Teaching (Secondary)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

444351

Bachelor of Arts (Creative Writing and Literature)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

444381

Bachelor of Arts (Languages)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

444531

Bachelor of Media Arts/Master of Teaching (Secondary)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

444592

Bachelor of Arts (History and Global Politics)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

444594

Bachelor of Arts (English Language)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

444597

Bachelor of Arts (Screen Studies)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

444391

Bachelor of Arts (Applied Linguistics)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

444571

Bachelor of Arts (Aboriginal Cultures and Australian Society)/Master of Teaching (Secondary)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

444581

Bachelor of Social Science (Human Services)/Bachelor of Arts

Group 3 - Mostly B's

464081

Bachelor of Social Work [Whyalla]

Group 3 - Mostly B's

474041

Bachelor of Social Work [Mount Gambier]

Group 3 - Mostly B's

434002

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Surveying)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

434005

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil and Construction Management)/Master of Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

434006

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil and Structural)/Master of Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

434009

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil)/Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Surveying)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

434012

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil)/Bachelor of Environmental Science

Group 3 - Mostly B's

434013

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil)/Master of Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

434014

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil)/Master of Engineering (Water Resources Management)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

434015

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical)/Bachelor of Business

Group 3 - Mostly B's

434091

Bachelor of Information Technology (Mobile Application Development)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

434101

Bachelor of Science/Master of Teaching (Secondary)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

434151

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil and Construction Management)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

434171

Bachelor of Mathematics (Data Science)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

434181

Bachelor of Mathematics (Industrial and Applied Mathematics)/Master of Teaching (Secondary)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

434221

Bachelor of Mathematics (Data Science)/Master of Teaching (Secondary)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

434791

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical and Advanced Manufacturing)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

434871

Bachelor of Information Technology (Software Development)

Group 3 - Mostly B's

434941

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil and Structural)

NOTE: The University reserves the right to adjust these thresholds depending on the application pool.

Please note, high demand programs listed below are not considered with the grade-based entry pathway.

  • Bachelor of Human Movement
  • Bachelor of Podiatry
  • Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Nuclear Medicine)
  • Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Radiation Therapy)
  • Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Medical Imaging)
  • Bachelor of Human Movement/Master of Teaching (Secondary)
  • Bachelor of Human Movement/Bachelor of Nutrition and Food Sciences
  • Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science / Bachelor of Psychology (Counselling and Interpersonal Skills)
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Midwifery
  • Bachelor of Midwifery (External)
  • Bachelor of Midwifery [Mount Gambier]
  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) (Cognitive Neuroscience)