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Guaranteed Entry

Select your UAC preferences with confidence
Find out what selection rank you need to guarantee entry to your dream course.

Guaranteed Entry gives you a confirmed place in an eligible degree with available places if you achieve the required selection rank and meet any other admission criteria.

Your selection rank is your ATAR plus any adjustment factors you receive through our entry schemes.

selection rank equals ATAR plus adjustment factors

To be guaranteed a place in a degree with Guaranteed Entry you must:

  • List one of the available courses as your highest eligible preference.
  • Achieve the required selection rank.
  • Meet any other admission criteria for your course.

If you don’t meet the guaranteed selection rank, you may still be eligible to receive an offer depending on the availability of places in the course.

Eligibility

You are eligible for Guaranteed Entry if you:

  • are a domestic student applying with an Australian Year 12 qualification (such as the NSW HSC or VCE) where you are awarded an ATAR on completion
  • are a recent school leaver
  • meet all essential admission criteria.

Guaranteed Entry only applies to the first UAC offer round in which you are eligible to receive an offer after receiving your Australian Year 12 qualification and ATAR. Guaranteed Entry is also subject to places being available in the course you apply for. 

If you do not meet the criteria above, read the information for other students below.

Available courses

Explore the courses that offer Guaranteed Entry for admission in 2023 below.

Course name Selection
rank
B Architecture and Environments 85
B Design (Interaction Design) 80
B Design /B Advanced Studies (Interaction Design) 80
B Design in Architecture 95
B Design in Architecture (Honours)/M Architecture 97

Course name Selection
rank
B Arts 80
B Arts/B Advanced Studies 80
B Arts/B Advanced Studies (Dalyell Scholars) 98
B Arts/B Advanced Studies (International and Global Studies) 90
B Arts/B Advanced Studies (Languages) 90
B Arts/B Advanced Studies (Media and Communications) 95
B Arts/B Advanced Studies (Politics and International Relations) 92

Course name Selection
rank
B Commerce 96
B Commerce/B Advanced Studies 96
B Commerce/B Advanced Studies (Dalyell Scholars) 98

Course name Selection
rank
B Economics 91
B Economics/B Advanced Studies 91
Course name Selection
rank
B Education (Early Childhood) 77
B Education (Health and Physical Education)* 80
B Education (Primary)* 85
B Education (Secondary)* 80
B Education/B Advanced Studies (Secondary)* 80
B Social Work 80
B Arts/B Social Work 80

*Applicants must also complete a personal statement, check the course details for more information.

Course name Selection
rank
B Advanced Computing 90
B Advanced Computing/B Commerce 96
B Advanced Computing/B Science 90
B Advanced Computing/B Science (Health) 90
B Advanced Computing/B Science (Medical Science) 90
B Engineering Honours (Aeronautical) 90
B Engineering Honours (Biomedical) 90
B Engineering Honours (Chemical and Biomolecular) 90
B Engineering Honours (Civil) 90
B Engineering Honours (Dalyell Scholars) 98
B Engineering Honours (Electrical) 90
B Engineering Honours (Flexible First Year) 90
B Engineering Honours (Mechanical) 90
B Engineering Honours (Mechatronic) 90
B Engineering Honours (Software) 90
B Engineering Honours with Space Engineering 99
B Engineering Honours/B Arts 90
B Engineering Honours/B Commerce 96
B Engineering Honours (Civil)/B Design in Architecture 95
B Engineering Honours/B Project Management 90
B Engineering Honours/B Science 90
B Engineering Honours (Biomedical)/B Science (Health) 90
B Engineering Honours (Biomedical)/B Science (Medical Science) 90
B Project Management 86
Course name Selection
rank
B Arts/B Laws 99.5
B Commerce/B Laws 99.5
B Economics/B Laws 99.5
B Engineering Honours/B Laws 99.5
B Science/B Laws 99.5
Course name Selection
rank
B Arts/M Nursing 80
B Nursing (Advanced Studies) 84
B Pharmacy (Honours)/M Pharmacy Practice 90
B Pharmacy and Management (Honours)/M Pharmacy Practice 90
B Science/M Nursing 80
B Science (Health)/M Nursing 80
Course name Selection
rank
B Liberal Arts and Science 70
B Psychology 85
B Psychology (Honours) 96
B Science 80
B Science/B Advanced Studies 80
B Science/B Advanced Studies (Dalyell Scholars including Mathematical Sciences) 98
B Science (Health) 80
B Science/B Advanced Studies (Health) 80
B Science (Medical Science) 90
B Science/B Advanced Studies (Medical Science) 90
B Science/B Advanced Studies (Advanced) 95
B Science/B Advanced Studies (Agriculture) 75
B Science/B Advanced Studies (Animal and Veterinary Bioscience) 80
B Science/B Advanced Studies (Food and Agribusiness) 80
B Science/B Advanced Studies (Taronga Wildlife Conservation) 85
B Science/M Mathematical Sciences 98

The following courses do not have a guaranteed selection rank.

Course name Indicative selection rank
B Arts (Dual Degree, Sciences Po, France)* 80
B Visual Arts* 70
B Visual Arts/B Advanced Studies* 70
Diploma of Arts NA
Diploma of Language Studies NA
Diploma of Social Sciences NA
B Economics (Dual Degree, Sciences Po, France)* 91
B Applied Science (Diagnostic Radiography) 96
B Applied Science (Exercise and Sports Science) 82
B Applied Science/B Advanced Studies (Exercise and Sports Science) 82
B Applied Science (Exercise Physiology) 91
B Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) 93
B Applied Science (Physiotherapy) 99.5
B Applied Science (Speech Pathology) 94
B Arts/D Medicine* 99.95
B Oral Health 83
B Science/D Dental Medicine* 99.6
B Science/D Medicine* 99.95
B Science/M Nutrition and Dietetics 97.5
B Music* 70
B Music (Composition)* 70
B Music/B Advanced Studies (Composition)* 70
B Music (Music Education)* 70
B Music (Performance)* 70
B Music/B Advanced Studies (Performance)* 70
B Veterinary Biology/D Veterinary Medicine* 98

*Additional admission criteria apply, check the course details.

Further information

Read the additional details below or contact us for more information.

Adjustment factors increase your selection rank based on factors such as your performance in HSC subjects, the location of your school, or your eligibility for Educational Access Schemes.

Adjustment factors don't change your ATAR, they change your selection rank for a particular course. If you are not eligible for adjustment factors, your selection rank is your ATAR.

At the University of Sydney, you can receive adjustment factors through entry schemes, such as the Academic Excellence Scheme or Early Entry Year 12 (E12) Scheme.

Domestic students completing other qualifications may also be eligible for adjustment factors, which are applied to your ATAR equivalent rank.

Many of our courses require you to meet other essential admission criteria (e.g. mathematics prerequisite, audition/portfolio). Check your course details for further information.

Some courses above do not have a guaranteed selection rank and are indicative. These selection ranks are a guide. To be eligible for admission, you may need to achieve a higher selection rank and for some courses meet additional admission criteria.

Check your course for detailed information on additional admission criteria.

If you meet the Guaranteed Entry selection rank and all admission criteria for your course, you will be eligible to receive an offer of admission.

If you receive an offer, you will be notified through UAC.

For students who complete the NSW HSC in 2022, Guaranteed Entry applies to UAC’s December Round 2, 22 December 2022.

For students completing an interstate qualification, Guaranteed Entry will apply to the first UAC offer round you are eligible to receive an offer.

A recent school leaver is anyone who completed Year 12 (or equivalent) less than 2 years ago, or less than 1 year ago if they have existing tertiary studies. 

Tertiary studies is one year of full-time study in a bachelor's degree (or higher) or a completed AQF accredited diploma or advanced diploma. See recognised qualifications for further information. 

Other student information

Below you can find information for international students and those applying from New Zealand or with an IB diploma.

Domestic students should refer to the UAC website.

For New Zealand students, if you completed the National Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3, an Interstate Transfer Index (ITI) will be calculated by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA). This will be used in the admission process as the ATAR equivalent score, provided you have fulfilled university entrance requirements as set by NZQA.

Guaranteed Entry is not relevant to international students. Read the 2023 Admission Guide for international students (pdf, 116.5KB) for further information.