Our Schools Recommendation Scheme (SRS) is an equity-focused scheme aimed at helping Year 12 students gain entry into university.
While each university will set their own criteria for SRS, we are focused on supporting students who have the potential to succeed at university, but may not receive an offer based on their ATAR or inpUTS alone.
To be considered for SRS, you must be assessed as eligible through the UAC Educational Access Scheme (EAS) (opens external site) for:
- Socio-economic disadvantage (AG01) or
- Financial hardship (F01A, F01B, F01C or F01D) or
- School environment (S01C only) and
You must also meet the minimum ATAR requirement for entry and receive a recommendation from your school of your potential for university study.
- Submit an EAS application through UAC
For socio-economic disadvantage (AG01) and School environment (S01C only) you do not need to submit an EAS application as UAC automatically generate an electronic application for you. All Financial disadvantage claims must be submitted to UAC before Friday 20 November 2020 to be considered.
- Submit your SRS application through UAC
Applications open Wednesday 01 April 2020 and close Wednesday 30 September 2020. Please be advised that UTS courses for 2021 will be available in July 2020.
- SRS conditional offers
UAC will notify you of your SRS eligibility and conditional offers from Thursday 12 November 2020.
- SRS Offers
We will make SRS offers to eligible students on Monday 21 December 2020.
We will confirm your SRS eligibility following the ATAR release. To receive this advice, you will need to have already set a UTS course as one of your preferences.
SRS offer will be made to students who:
- meet at least one of the EAS eligible disadvantages
- have the endorsement from their school of their potential to achieve at university study
- achieve a minimum ATAR of 69 or 80 for Law courses
- require above the inpUTS adjustment for course entry.
If eligible applicants exceed positions available, we will finalise offers based on ATAR and school feedback.
When starting at UTS, tailored support programs are offered to all SRS students to make the transition to university easier.
SRS students can also consider applying for one of the many scholarships that we offer. Over 1000 scholarship offers are made to students on an annual basis, providing payment which can support any personal or study costs you have while studying with us. For more information about applying visit our scholarships page.
If you have questions about any Education Access Schemes, please contact the Centre for Social Justice and Inclusion on 02 9514 1084.