Year 12 Adjustment Factors (more commonly known as Year 12 Bonus Points) awards points towards a student’s selection rank, based on their performance in selected high school subjects that are relevant to the course they have applied for.
Your selection rank is determined by a combination of your ATAR and any subsequent adjustment that have been applied, such as subject related adjustments.
If you're a current school leaver, you may be eligible for the UTS Year 12 Adjustment Factor Scheme.
The year 12 adjustment factor scheme (previously named the Year 12 Bonus Scheme) awards adjustment factors to students based on their performance in selected high school subjects relevant to the course they've applied for.
UTS has put together the Year 12 Adjustment Factor Scheme because we believe that your ability to undertake a course can be better measured by looking at a combination of the subjects you've completed and your overall ATAR, rather than your ATAR alone. This is because your ATAR tells us where you sit compared to other people but doesn't take into account your ability in subjects relevant to the course you select.
Who is eligible?
You're eligible to receive adjustment factors as long as you are a current school leaver who has:
- applied for a UTS course that awards adjustment factors
- a minimum ATAR of 69 (or interstate equivalent)
- completed the relevant HSC subjects
How to apply
- You do not need to apply separately for the Year 12 Adjustment Factor Scheme.
- If you've put a UTS course that awards adjustment factors as one of the preferences on your UAC application, after your ATAR results are released, we will automatically apply adjustment factors to that course in your application.
- The maximum number of adjustment factors you can be awarded for each UTS course you've applied to is 5. Go to the adjustment factors table to see which HSC subjects will give you adjustment factors for which UTS courses.