So ... what's next?

From submitting your application, to finalising your preferences and receiving an offer, we’re here to help answer your questions about studying at UniSA in 2022. We'd love to welcome you to Australia's University of Enterprise. Are you ready to start your unstoppable career?

  • 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 your passion with the program you most want to study as your first preference.  We also suggest including some back up options – just in case. These back up options might be useful if you haven’t met the Selection Rank, received the required Year 12 grades or studied the prerequisite subjects.

    • 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, it’s important you consider how you structure your preferences to maximise your chances of getting an offer.   We have provided an example below with some tips that explain how to order your preferences to include related degrees as pathway options.




    SATAC code

    Preference 1


    Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)


    Preference 2


    Bachelor of Human Movement


    Preference 3


    Bachelor of Health Science (Public Health)


    Preference 4


    Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science


    Preference 5


    Diploma in Health


    Preference 6


    UniSA Foundation Studies





    SATAC code

    Preference 1


    Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)


    Preference 2


    Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) (Cognitive Neuroscience)


    Preference 3


    Bachelor of Psychology


    Preference 4


    Bachelor of Psychology (Counselling and Interpersonal Skills)


    Preference 5


    Bachelor of Psychology (Cognitive Neuroscience)


    Preference 6


    Diploma in Arts


    Preference related degrees
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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). Log into your SATAC account to update your application.

    Number 2

    Add UniSA College

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

    UniSA College Pathways

    Number 3

    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

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    UniSA offers guaranteed entry into many degrees - It's a sure thing! Guaranteed Entry has been designed for those applying with Year 12 and Vocational Education Training (VET) qualifications to provide certainty when applying to university and waiting on an offer.

    You’re guaranteed a place into many UniSA degrees if:

    • Either your Selection Rank, Year 12 subject grades or VET award meets the UniSA Guaranteed Entry score for that degree, and
    • you have met the prerequisites and any specific requirements for admission, and
    • you have listed the degree as your first preference in your SATAC application, with any required documentation submitted to SATAC on time.

    Head to our Guaranteed Entry website to explore which degrees you may be guaranteed a place for. Our Guaranteed Entry calculators help you search for UniSA undergraduate degrees based on your predicted or actual Year 12 grades or Selection Rank. We also offer guaranteed entry based on previously completed VET courses, more information can be found here.

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    If you don’t meet the UniSA Guaranteed Entry score for either Year 12 Grades or Selection Rank, you’ll still 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 scores until all places are filled. The lowest Selection Rank that receives an offer into a degree is called the ‘competitive cut-off’. This can vary each year depending on the number of applicants and places available.  Minimum entry requirements, such as prerequisites still apply. 

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    2 August 2021
    SATAC undergraduate applications open

    16 September 2021
    September offer round for non-school leavers (all preferences)

    30 September 2021
    Early application closing date (avoid a SATAC late fee)

    21 October 2021
    October offer round for non-school leavers (all preferences)

    11 November 2021
    November offer round for non-school leavers (all preferences)

    1 December 2021
    Equal consideration deadline. Applications submitted after this date may not be given equal consideration. Chat with our Future Student Enquiries team to find out of your degree of interest is considered.

    2 December 2021
    Early December offer round for non-school leavers (all preferences)

    13 December 2021
    SACE results release

    15 December 2021
    Change of preference deadline for Semester 1 offers

    21 December 2021
    Main December offer round (all preferences)


    10 January 2022
    Response deadline for main December offer round

    14 January 2022
    Main January offer round (all preferences)

    25 January 2022
    Response deadline for main January offer round

    27 January 2022
    Offer round for programs that still have vacancies

    From 1 February 2022
    Further offer rounds every Tuesday and Thursday until 17 March for those programs that still have vacancies

    21-25 February 2022
    Orientation week

    28 February 2022
    UniSA classes commence


I still have questions - Who can I contact?

We’re here to help. Our Future Student Enquiries Team are the experts. Give us a call, submit an online enquiry or book a 1:1 appointment to have your questions answered.

Future Student Enquiries Team
(08) 8302 2376
9.00am – 5.00pm (ACDT), Monday to Friday