What’s a conditional vs. unconditional university offer?

Difference between a conditional and unconditional offer

Wondering what the difference is between a conditional and unconditional uni offer? Here’s what you need to know.

If you’re graduating from Year 12 in 2023 and are hoping to attend university in 2024, you can apply for a Year 12 Early Offer through TISC, using your Year 11, or mid-year Year 12 ATAR subject results, or by identifying that you’re currently studying, or have completed, a Certificate IV or an enabling program like Murdoch’s OnTrack Flex or TLC Learning for Tomorrow courses. Based on your results, we’ll determine your predicted selection rank and make an offer based on this score. 

If your application is successful, you'll receive a conditional offer. Once you meet the conditions of your offer, you can expect to receive an unconditional offer. So, what’s the difference between a conditional and unconditional offer? 

Unconditional offer

An unconditional offer is a confirmed place of study offered to you. If you receive an unconditional offer it means your offer of study is ready for you to accept, if you choose to, with no further information required.

Conditional offer

A conditional offer means your place of study will only be confirmed once you have satisfied conditions you are still yet to meet. Usually, these offers are made because you are yet to complete Year 12 (ATAR students) a Certificate IV, meet English language competency, or complete another recognised pathway to Murdoch, such as TLC Learning for Tomorrow, FlexiTrack High or Portfolio entry, in order to satisfy the conditions of your offer.

Students applying with ATAR, Certificate IV or via Portfolio will need to upload documents evidencing successful completion to their application later this year. However, if you’re not currently on a pathway that will meet entry requirements, then you can apply for an enabling course.

Get ready for uni life

Going to university is an exciting experience and we’re here to help you every step of the way. While the transition from high school to university can seem daunting, it doesn’t have to be. To be prepared as possible for your first day with us at Murdoch, we’ve created a handy list of everything you need to know, from what to bring, where to go and where to eat. We've got it all covered so you know exactly what to expect. 

Check out your guide to the first day at university
Posted on:

23 Mar 2023

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