What to do after you’ve applied to uni

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Have you 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 how to upload any relevant documents.

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 email a copy of your School Statement of Results, which you'll receive from your school sometime in late October or early November. You can also use your Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) or Western Australian Statement of Student Achievement (WASSA) or interstate equivalent for assessment, which you can access on 19 December. If you're a WA school graduate, you'll need to notify our Admissions team about receiving your results so your application's conditions can be reassessed.
  • If you're awaiting your ATAR results, you'll be able to access this information when it's released on 19 December on the School Curriculum and Standards Authority website.
  • If you've completed a Certificate IV as your admission pathway, you'll need to upload your final certificate when it's issued.
  • If you've completed a FlexiTrack High or TLC110 as your admission pathway, we'll review your results once available and assess your application.

When our admissions team has the official documentation 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, but I've applied through TISC

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

19 December

Drumroll... results day! In addition to ATAR and WACE being released, this is the final day to apply through TISC for main round offers and to organise your preferences in time for the main round of offers. Preference change is a simple process on the TISC website, and you have until 11:59pm to do so.

23 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.

20 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 the Horizons Plus program that runs over summer, and will not only get you ready to study in Semester 1, but can also enable credit points towards your degree!

We also offer free enabling courses like OnTrack, and FlexiTrack

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. If you're keen to find out more, read this.


Early in January we'll send out a notification that it's time to sign up for individual classes. Don't leave this to the last minute; you'll want to organise a timetable that integrates well with your job and social life.

21 February

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.

28 February

It's officially day one of semester!

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

15 Oct 2021

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