At UTS we acknowledge that there are circumstances beyond your control that may have impacted your ability to get the ATAR you want. Through our educational access schemes inpUTS and Schools Recommendation Scheme we will take into account your personal circumstances when considering your application.
inpUTS is available if you’ve experienced long-term disadvantage, impacting on your school, vocational or university education results. Experiences including disrupted schooling, financial hardship, home or school environment, English language difficulty, personal illness or disability, or refugee status are considered and if you’re eligible, inpUTS allows for an adjustment of up to ten points towards your selection rank.
Who can apply?
To be eligible to apply:
- You need to have a UAC undergraduate application and
- Be an Australian citizen, a New Zealand citizen, a permanent resident of Australia (including a holder of an Australian permanent resident humanitarian visa) and
- Be able to demonstrate that you’ve experienced long-term educational disadvantage as a result of circumstances beyond your control or choosing as a result of your family, personal or financial circumstances. Visit the UAC website for the categories of disadvantage you claim and the required documents to include in your application.
To be considered for an offer:
- You must meet the above eligibility criteria and
- You should have at least one UTS preference included within your UAC application by the last 'change of preferences' date for each UAC admissions round and
You must achieve an minimum ATAR of 69 or 80 for Law.
How do I apply?
Submit your application through the UAC Educational Access Scheme online. As part of your application you might need to write an educational impact statement describing how your experiences have impacted your education. Depending on your circumstances, you might also have to submit a medical impact statement. Be sure to complete all the relevant sections of the EAS application form and included the required documentation to support your claim.
You should submit your application to UAC at least two weeks before the published undergraduate offer round in which you wish to be considered.
Schools Recommendation Scheme (SRS)
SRS at UTS is focused on supporting students from low socio-economic backgrounds or who have experienced financial hardship during high school and who have the potential to succeed at university study, but may not achieve the required ATAR. We will consider your personal experiences as well as your school’s assessment and support of your potential to succeed. You must achieve a minimum ATAR of 69 (80 for Law).
Who can apply?
To be eligible to apply:
- You need to be a current Year 12 student and have applied for undergraduate study through Universities Admission Centre (UAC) and
- You need to have claimed and be assessed as eligible for one or more of the following types of disadvantages via an UAC EAS application:
- Socio-economic disadvantage (AG01) or
- Financial hardship (F01A, F01B, F01C or F01D) or
- School environment (S01C only).
In addition to the above:
- Your school principal (or careers advisor) should endorse your SRS application,
- You must have a UTS preference included within your UAC application by 29 November 2019 and
- You must achieve a minimum ATAR (69 or 80 for Law) and
How do I apply?
Step 1: Apply to study at UTS via UAC
Step 2: Check that you meet the EAS eligibility criteria. You'll be automatically considered for EAS if you meet AG01 or S01C criteria. If you have experienced financial hardship, you should submit an EAS application claiming Financial Hardship F01A, F01B, F01C or F01D.
Step 3: Speak to your Principal or Careers Adviser about submitting your SRS application. Your school need to support your application and your potential to achieve at university study.
Step 4: Submit your SRS application through the UAC SRS Application Portal before the 11.59pm, 30 September 2019.
Bridget Tyma - Bachelor of Business Bachelor of Science in IT
During high school, Bachelor of Business Bachelor of Science in Information Technology student Bridget Tyma worked hard and achieved good results. But when it came to Year 12 a family situation threw her study plans off track. It was Tyma’s school careers coordinator who introduced her to the Schools Recommendation Scheme (SRS). Even before sitting their first HSC exam, eligible Year 12 students can ask their high school to endorse their SRS application.
Tyma says UTS continued to support her as an SRS student into her first year of uni. "I want to remind students that no matter your situation, there are so many ways to get into the uni of your dreams. Don't let anything stop you from getting there."
|3 April||UAC application open|
|3 April||SRS Applications open|
|20 September||SRS Applications close|
|29 November||Final date to submit EAS to ensure you receive your eligibility notification in time for offers|
|17 December||ATAR Released|
December Round 2 offers released
UTS SRS offers made
Do you have questions?
If you would like to talk to someone about inpUTS or Schools Recommendation Scheme or about any stage of your application process, please call our UTS Student Centre on 1300 ASKUTS (275 887) or email via Ask UTS
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