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Concerning Careers

Posted 10 June 2021
Senior School

University of Adelaide. Alternative entry based on Year 11 subject results

The University has now released the details of this scheme. There have been a few changes in the processes being used for selection this year:

  • The number of degrees that can be applied for via this entry pathway has been expanded.
  • This entry pathway is now available to current Year 12 students from all schools in the Northern Territory.
  • Students must have achieved at least A or B (or IB-equivalent grades) Year 11 grades to be considered for entry via this pathway.

The process:

  1. Applicants who wish to be a part of this scheme must submit their details directly to the University via an online portal: by 5pm, Tuesday 24 August. Please go to the following link Registration portal Yr 11 subject result entry. Applicants can register now.
  2. Applicants must also lodge their SATAC application (when it opens in early August) with an eligible University of Adelaide degree as their first preference by 5pm Tuesday, 24 August 2021.
  3. The University of Adelaide will then contact the School to seek our applicant’s official Year 11 results after 24 August.
  4. The University will make conditional offers based on the Year 11 subject results in late September, 2021

Eligibility criteria for courses

The following link lists the courses available under this arrangement and the grade bands required to gain entry into the courses. Courses and grades required.

The best four Year 11 grades from 2020 are used for this scheme, including Research Project. Further information from the University about the arrangements can be found at Year 11 subject results entry pathway. The Year 12 boys have been provided with this information along with some additional advice on the process. This scheme can be used in addition to the normal SATAC application, and students considering tertiary study in SA should consider using all possible application options to maximize their opportunities.

UniTEST – Flinders University
uniTEST is an aptitude test that has been designed by ACER to assess the kinds of generic reasoning and thinking skills that are needed for students to achieve success in tertiary education. uniTEST assesses this reasoning and thinking across the broad domains of mathematics, science, humanities and social sciences. At Flinders, uniTEST is available for school leavers and has the potential to effectively improve an applicant’s selection rank as the uniTEST result is weighted at 40% and considered alongside the applicant’s ATAR (weighted at 60%) during the selection processes for Flinders Uni courses. For details about the test, go to uniTEST.

Events at St Peter’s College
On 15 June, the School is holding a Medicine/Dentistry Q&A panel session for interested Year 12s. The panel will comprise of three young old scholars who have been through the UCAT, interviews (at different institutions) and received offers to study medicine or dentistry. The panel will share their experiences and advice to our current Year 12s.

On 23 June, Bond University will be conducting a presentation at the School for Year 11 and 12 students on study options and scholarships at Bond University. Bond is a private university based on the Gold Coast. It has a great reputation for teaching quality, personal approach and generous scholarships.

Bond University – early applications
Bond is now accepting Year 12 applications via an early application process. Students can start their Bond application now and finalise it once they have received their semester 1 results from year 12. Bond will then release conditional offers for these students should they be on-track to meet entry requirements for their chosen program. Applications can be commenced here.

Bond University – Scholarships
Bond University’s Scholarship Program offers a number of full-fee and part-fee tuition remission scholarships. These scholarships are available to students who show leadership, academic excellence, sporting prowess, community involvement or ‘all round’ abilities. Scholarships available include:

  • Vice-Chancellor’s Elite Scholarship
  • Bond University Indigenous Scholarship
  • Sporting Scholarships
  • Excellence Scholarship
  • Leadership Scholarship

For scholarship and application details, please go to scholarships. The scholarship applications have different closing dates, usually between 11 June and 5 September.

University of Melbourne – Interstate day, 9 July
This day is for interstate students in Year 11 or 12 to get to know the University of Melbourne. The day will go into application processes, scholarships, student services, accommodation options and financial assistance available. Participants can also meet with current students who’ve also moved to Melbourne from around Australia to learn about their experience and find out how they managed the transition. Attendees will be provided lunch as well as a personal tour of the Parkville campus and a residential college. For more details and to register, please go to Interstate Day.

Torrens University – Early Entry
Students can now apply now for a place at Torrens University Australia through the Early Entry Program, with no obligation. The process is straightforward, taking 10-15 minutes to complete. Eligible students will receive a conditional offer for 2022, before receiving their ATAR. Early Entry is open to all Year 12 students in SA. For more details and to apply, please go to Early entry.

University of Tasmania – Schools Recommendation Program
Applications for the Schools Recommendation Program are now open. Applications via this pathway gives students early offers for the 2022 courses. Applications will be open until 31 October. If students submit an application by 18 June, they will be eligible to receive an offer by 19 July. For more details and to apply, please go to Schools recommendation.

Mark Colsey
Careers Counsellor