What to do after you’ve applied to uni

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Are you in Year 12 and have applied to study at Murdoch next year? We’ll take you through what you need to do next.

Much of the information out there is about getting into uni and then it skips forward to what happens once you've been accepted. But what about that little in-between period? We know this can be a confusing time, so we're here to help out.

I've got a conditional offer. Now what?

A conditional offer means your place of study will be confirmed once you've satisfied certain conditions. For example, you're waiting to finish Year 12 or get your ATAR results. Here's more information if you're unsure about the difference between a conditional and unconditional offer. If you've got a conditional offer, congratulations. It's a huge weight off your shoulders knowing there's a university place waiting for you. Now, what you need to do next is:

  • Submit the relevant documents. Your offer will outline exactly what you need to do to meet the conditions, and where to upload any relevant documents if required.

When and how will this happen?

  • If you have a conditional offer that asks you for evidence of completion of Year 12, you'll be able to upload a copy of your School Statement of Results to the TISC portal, which you'll receive from your school sometime in late October or early November. You can also wait for your Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) or Western Australian Statement of Student Achievement (WASSA). We will be able to access your WACE via TISC after 17 December. 
  • If you're awaiting your ATAR results, you'll be able to access this information when it's released on 17 December on the School Curriculum and Standards Authority website. These results will be available to us via TISC.
  • If you've completed a Certificate IV as your admission pathway, you'll need to upload your final certificate to the TISC portal.
  • If you've completed a FlexiTrack High or TLC110 as your admission pathway, we'll review your results once available and assess your application. There is no need to send us anything.

When our admissions team accessed documentation illustrating that you've met the conditions of your offer, we'll send an unconditional offer that you will be able to formally accept.

Happy days!

I don't have an offer yet.

This information is for applicants who have not received an early offer.

17 December

Drumroll... results day! Your WACE results will be available on the School Curriculum and Standards Authority website from today. 

18 December

This is the final day to apply through TISC to be considered for main round offers and to organise your preferences for the for the main round. Preference change is a simple process on the TISC website, and you have until 11:59pm to do so.

22 December

No more nail biting. Main round offers are coming. If you want to change your preferences between the first and second round offers, do not accept or defer your first round offer. Instead, change your preferences and wait to accept your second round offer.

14 January

This is the last day to apply through TISC for second round offers, or rearrange preferences.

19 January

Second round offers are issued.

What happens if I don't meet entry requirements with my subject results?

While this can feel disheartening, there are plenty of other ways to get your university journey started. Murdoch has a range of free enabling pathways that will help you meet university entry requirements. OnTrack Sprint is a free, four week course, running from January, that if successfully completed will enable you to commence your degree in Semester 1 alongside your high school mates.    

If you have studied a subject in Year 12 that relates to what you want to study at Murdoch, or have relevant extra curricular activity, then you may qualify for our portfolio entry pathways.

Other important dates to remember

It's time to breathe a big sigh of relief and pat yourself on the back for all your hard work. However an acceptance letter isn't the end of the road. Here's what's in store for this new and exciting phase of your life.


Those with unconditional offers will be able to enrol in units for next year. We'll send an email in advance, so you'll have plenty of notice and instruction on how to do this.


Once you have received and accepted your offer, you'll be able to enrol in your units, and organise a timetable that integrates well with your job and social life.


Orientation Week and the start of your first semester! Orientation Week is the perfect time to meet fellow students, future friends, and your lecturers. It's also an opportunity to get your semester off to the right start: attend information sessions, familiarise yourself with campus (and discover the best hang out zones and coffee shops), purchase books, and organise a student ID. 

Welcome to university. Get in touch with us if you have questions about your offer or the application process. 
Posted on:

13 Jun 2023

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