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  • My Year 12 studies were impacted by COVID-19. What support can UniSA provide me? minus-thick plus-thick

    We know that 2020 has been anything but ordinary. We also know that you are doing your best to adapt, learn and grow as you navigate an important milestone of completing year 12 and getting your SACE.

    At UniSA, we’ve got your back. Our flexible and inclusive admissions policies and supports ensure students won’t be disadvantaged by COVID-19.

    Explore our year 12 pathways including selection by grades, guaranteed entry and UniSA College. Book a 1:1 appointment or Application Health Check with one of our expert enquiries team members to discuss your individual study and pathway options to make sure you get the offer you really want.

  • How should I finalise my preferences? minus-thick plus-thick

    With space for 6 preferences in your SATAC application, don’t forget to explore the pathway options into your desired UniSA degree. We encourage you to arrange these in order of what you want to study most as well as some back up options – just in case.

    If you’re applying for a competitive degree, such as the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) or Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) for example, and aren’t sure you will meet the entry requirements for direct entry, you need to consider how you structure your preferences.  We have provided an example below with some tips that explain how to order your preferences to include related degrees as pathway options.

    If you are applying using your ATAR, use our ATAR Degree Finder to discover which degrees you may be competitive for in your area of interest. You can also discover related degrees or pathway degrees in your preferred UniSA program.

    We’re here to help! Book an Application Health Check to discuss your individual study and pathway options to get the offer you really want.

    Preference

     

    Degree

    SATAC code

    Preference 1

     

    Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)

    414481

    Preference 2

     

    Bachelor of Human Movement

    414231

    Preference 3

     

    Bachelor of Health Science (Public Health)

    414501

    Preference 4

     

    Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science

    414461

    Preference 5

     

    Diploma in Health

    426041

    Preference 6

     

    UniSA Foundation Studies

    427021

    Preference

     

    Degree

    SATAC code

    Preference 1

     

    Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

    444221

    Preference 2

     

    Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) (Cognitive Neuroscience)

    444551

    Preference 3

     

    Bachelor of Psychology

    444211

    Preference 4

     

    Bachelor of Psychology (Counselling and Interpersonal Skills)

    444481

    Preference 5

     

    Bachelor of Psychology (Cognitive Neuroscience)

    444600

    Preference 6

     

    Diploma in Arts

    426011

     
    Preference related degrees
     
    Add UniSA College

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    Preference related degrees

    Where possible, make sure you add another preference in a similar field as a pathway option.
    After completing four courses, you may be eligible to apply to transfer or re-apply for another UniSA degree. Entry is based on achieving a competitive GPA (Grade Point Average).

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    Add UniSA College

    UniSA College Diploma and Foundation Studies programs also provide pathways into a wide range of UniSA degrees.

    UniSA College Pathways

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    Explore alternative pathways

    Don’t forget to consider a range of other alternative pathways including Vocational Education Training (VET), SAIBT or the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT).

    Explore alternative pathways

  • Am I guaranteed an offer? minus-thick plus-thick

    UniSA offers guaranteed entry into many of its undergraduate degrees.  You’re guaranteed a place into many UniSA degrees if:

    1. your selection rank (your ATAR plus any adjustment factors) or VET award meets the UniSA Guaranteed Entry score for that degree, and
    2. you have met the prerequisites and any specific requirements for admission, and
    3. you have listed the degree as your first preference in your SATAC application, with any required documentation submitted to SATAC on time.

    Check out the guaranteed entry cut offs

    Use our ATAR>Degree Finder to explore which degrees you may be eligible for guaranteed entry, using your selection rank.

  • What if I don’t meet the guaranteed entry score? minus-thick plus-thick

    If you don’t meet the guaranteed entry score, you will be considered for competitive entry and may also be considered for selection by grades.

    Competitive Entry

    If you don’t meet the guaranteed entry score, you will be considered for competitive entry.  When there are more eligible applicants than available places in your preferred degree, offers are made to applicants in descending order of Selection Rank, VET qualification or other basis of admission until all places are filled. Minimum entry requirements, such as prerequisites, still apply. 

    The published competitive entry Selection Rank is the lowest Selection Rank that received an offer to a given degree for that year.  This can vary each year depending on the number of applicants and places available in the program. 

    Visit the program webpage for the degree you are interested in to view the 2020 competitive Selection Rank cut-offs. Alternatively, you can view all cut-offs including the Guaranteed Entry cut-offs for all programs.

    Selection by Grades

    For some degrees, applicants who have not achieved the Selection Rank 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 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 have earned a C- or better.

    Visit our Selection by Grades website for a list of participating programs and expected 2021 thresholds

  • When will I receive an offer? minus-thick plus-thick

    Early October, November and December offer rounds for non-school leavers

    Applicants who have completed results (eg TAFE/RTO, Tertiary Transfer or STAT) and who have paid their SATAC application fees, may receive an early offer for entry into semester one (SP2) 2021. Early offer rounds only consider the first preference on your application, with all preferences considered in the main January offer round. Early offers are made on:

    • 22 October 2020
    • 12 November 2020
    • 3 December 2020

    Main January offer round – 15 January 2021

    The main January offer round will be on Friday 15 January 2021. This offer round will consider all UniSA degrees and preferences. Offers will be emailed by 9.00am. If you have questions about your offer, contact our Future Student Enquiries team on (08) 8302 2376. If you don’t receive an offer, there will be smaller offer rounds made after the main January offer round.

  • Year 12 results are out - what's next? minus-thick plus-thick
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    Receive your results

    You will be able to log in to the SACE website from 8am to receive your ATAR.
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    Confirm your Selection Rank

    You can view your selection rank on the SATAC self-service portal. Alternatively you can call our Future Student Enquiries team on (08) 8302 2376 to confirm your Selection Rank (including any adjustment factors you have been eligible for).
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    Turn your first preference into an offer

    Once you have confirmed your Selection Rank, you can use our ATAR Degree Finder to discover which degrees you may be competitive for in your area of interest. You may find you are eligible for guaranteed entry! You can also discover related degrees or pathway degrees into your preferred UniSA program. If you are looking to make changes to your preferences, you can log back into your SATAC application and make your changes up until midnight on the change of preference deadline (7 January 2021).  Also make sure you have paid your SATAC application fee as without doing so, you won’t be made an offer.
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    No offer? Or didn't receive the offer you had hoped for?

    If you don’t receive an offer in the main January offer round or were hoping to receive an offer for a higher preference, remember there are still further offer rounds throughout January and February. Contact us to discuss your options.
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    Help! I still have questions

    Whether you didn’t receive an offer, received unexpected results, or still exploring your options before the change of preference deadline (7 January 2021), contact our Future Student Enquiries team.
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    Yay! I’ve got my offer – what’s next?

    Congratulations on receiving a UniSA offer! We can’t wait to welcome you to the UniSA community.

    • If you received an offer to your first preference, SATAC will automatically accept your offer on your behalf – there’s nothing you need to do.*
    • If you have received an offer for a program that is not your first preference, make sure you log into SATAC to accept/respond to your offer. You can’t be considered for any higher preferences until you respond!

    Look out for your new students email in your inbox that will tell you everything you need to know about accessing your UniSA student email, key dates and the like. In the meantime, check out the New Students website and watch the How to Enrol video to get a head start on your enrolment checklist, planning your timetable and enrolling in your courses.

    *Please note that offerees to programs below must enrol into their courses by the date listed on their offer letter. Failure to enrol by the date listed will result in the offeree forfeiting their offer and will be discontinued from the degree. For more information, please contact Future Student Enquiries.

    Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)
    Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Medical Imaging)
    Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Nuclear Medicine)
    Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Radiation Therapy)
    Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)
    Bachelor of Podiatry
    Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology (Honours)
    Bachelor of Midwifery
    Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)


    I’ve received my offer and have questions – what do I do?

    If you received an offer to your first preference, SATAC will automatically accept your offer on your behalf. If you have received an offer for a degree program that is not your first preference, it’s important that you log into your SATAC applications to  accept/respond to your offer otherwise SATAC will presume you don’t want to be considered for any higher preferences in later offer rounds. It is best to give UniSA's Future Student Enquiries a call to talk through your individual circumstances. We can also advise on including pathway programs in your application.


    I didn’t receive an offer, what should I do?

    There are many offer rounds for 2021 commencement, starting in October and going right through until late February.  If you haven’t received an offer after the 15 January 2021 main offer round, ensure you contact UniSA’s Future Student Enquiries team to talk through your options to ensure you have pathway programs included in your application.

  • What key dates should I be aware of? minus-thick plus-thick

    2020

    30 September 2020
    Early application closing date
    (Avoid a SATAC late fee)

    22 October 2020
    Early 1st preference only offer round for non-school leavers (selected programs only)

    31 October 2020
    Deadline to pay STAT fees without incurring an additional late fee

    12 November 2020
    Early 1st preference only offer round for non-school leavers (selected programs only)

    1 December 2020
    Equal consideration deadline.  Applications submitted after this date may not be given equal consideration.  Chat with our Future Student Enquiries team to find out if your degree of interest is considered

    December 2020
    Year 12 results release (TBC)

    2021

    7 January 2021
    SATAC change of preference deadline for Semester 2, 2021 programs

    15 January 2021
    Main January offer round

    28 January 2021
    Offer round for those programs that still have vacancies

    From 2 February 2021
    Further offer rounds every Tuesday and Thursday until 11 march for those programs that still have vacancies

    22-26 February 2021
    Orientation Week

    1 March 2021
    UniSA classes commence

     
  • When do I apply for scholarships? minus-thick plus-thick

    At UniSA, we offer scholarships and grants to a wide range of students from all different backgrounds. Our online scholarships search engine will help you find what you may be eligible for and will outline any application dates and key criteria.

I still have questions – who can I contact?

If you have any questions regarding your application and would like to speak to one of our Future Student Enquiries Team, we’d be happy to help.

Give us a call on (08) 8302 2376 or submit an online enquiry.