New admissions pathway for Year 12 students applying to Murdoch

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Murdoch University is introducing a Year 12 Uni Entry Safety Net for Year 12 students who have been impacted by COVID-19 and are applying to study in 2021.

Murdoch University Provost Romy Lawson said the University wants to reassure WA high school leavers that the global pandemic would not disadvantage their entry to higher education at Murdoch.

“We are pleased to share that Year 12 students, graduating at the end of 2020, will be able to apply to undergraduate courses at Murdoch University using their Year 11 ATAR subject results.”

“This option will allow us to assess a student’s capacity against the course they are applying to, using a predicted ATAR score that meets the University’s academic standards.”

Professor Lawson said applicants that meet the course entry requirements will be granted early and unconditional offers issued by the University on a rolling basis from the date of application.

We recognise that Year 12 students are doing their best to study during this year’s trying circumstances, and we hope the Year 12 Uni Entry Net will help to provide some certainty to them about their post high school education.”

“If a student has missed a few weeks of study - through no fault of their own - they may not achieve the Year 12 scores they were expecting. That’s why we have developed alternative ways to allow you to demonstrate your achievements and capability to study at Murdoch in 2021.”

The University acknowledges the adjustment that SCSA and TISC are undertaking to provide accurate ATAR results for students who graduated in 2020.

Professor Lawson said the Year 12 Uni Entry Safety Net is not a replacement for the standard pathway. 

“Whether prospective students apply to Murdoch under the Year 12 Uni Entry Safety Net or using their final ATAR results, they will be equally considered and admitted as long as they meet the course entry requirements.”

“Murdoch remains supportive of the standard ATAR admission pathway, and strongly encourage students to try their best in the Year 12 ATAR exams as this will be important preparation for University study.

“Our message to high school leavers is that we aim to be as flexible as possible with our entry pathways to make sure you can demonstrate your readiness to undertake University studies. If you didn’t achieve the results needed in Year 11, you have equal opportunity to apply for your course using your Year 12 ATAR results.”

Murdoch University plans to introduce academic diagnostic testing for its undergraduate students commencing in 2021 as part of its plan to continue supporting students affected by COVID-19. 

For more information, contact the Meet Murdoch Team on 1300 687 3624 (Press 1).

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1 May 2020

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