Why should I apply for an Early Offer?

Why apply for an early offer?

If you’re in Year 12 and thinking about applying for university next year, here’s everything you need to know about Murdoch’s Early Offer Program.

The great big adventure of university next year: the experiences, the excited butterflies, and early adulthood awaits. This new chapter promises to be one of the most fulfilling times in your life, so why not get it started? As in, right now started? Let us introduce you to the Early Offer Program.

What you need to know about Murdoch’s Early Offer Program

Who can apply for an Early Offer?

This option for applying to uni has been around for a couple of years now. Here are the details you need to know:

  • If you’re graduating from Year 12 in 2022, you can apply to study at Murdoch next year using your Year 11 ATAR subject results, or your mid-year Year 12 ATAR subject results.
  • If you’re on a recognised pathway for entry, for example a Cert IV or an enabling program, you’re also eligible.

“My ATAR score in Year 11 was high, so I took the opportunity to apply in case something went wrong in Year 12.” -Alexis, Bachelor of Creative Media.

Why should I apply for an Early Offer?

There are plenty of reasons why submitting your uni application early is a good idea. It will help:

  • Organisation. Getting sorted nice and early means there’s one less thing to do when the latter part of the year gets hectic.
  • Provide you with more mental and emotional bandwidth. Mental space will be freed up so you can focus on exams and fun in your final year of high school.
  • You feel settled with your future plans. With a conditional offer, you’ll feel relaxed knowing you’ve secured your uni place for 2023.

“It'll save you time at the end of the year when it comes time to apply for university, so you’ll have more of your holidays to relax, and possibly even study before your first semester or trimester at Murdoch starts.” -Bella, Bachelor of Education in Secondary Teaching.

How do I apply?

The process isn’t the same for all universities in Western Australia. At Murdoch, we allow you to apply directly through our portal, as well as via TISC.

Myth busting!

People can get confused about the process, but we promise it’s actually very uncomplicated. It’s time to get our myth busting hats on and set a few things straight.

MYTH 1: My application might be cancelled if I get it wrong

If you choose to apply directly to Murdoch, this will not cancel your TISC application. In fact, we encourage you to register with TISC even if applying directly with us!

MYTH 2: I have to be 100% sure which course I want to study

You can nominate several preferences but even if you change your mind beyond these, you aren’t stuck. There’s plenty of time to amend your application or rearrange preferences, or even change course after you've started studying at uni!

Even if you are just slightly considering the Early Offers Program – apply; there is no consequence for applying, nothing is set in stone. -Jasmine, Bachelor of Creative Media / Bachelor of Communication.

MYTH 3: I can’t apply because there are entry requirements

Many students assume they can’t apply until they’ve ticked off all the entry conditions. For example, English requirements, finished an enabling course like FlexiTrack High, or obtaining final Year 12 ATAR results. What will happen is you’ll receive a conditional offer, rather than an unconditional offer. This means you’ll be offered a place at uni while you wait to meet the conditions.

MYTH 4: It seems complicated

It might all seem a bit bamboozling with everything else you have going on, but we know you’ll find the process very simple once you get started. However, if you do get confused, we’re here to help if you need us. And if you’re worried about what happens after you’ve applied, here’s what you need to know.

Important Early Offer dates to note down

Apply from 4 April 2022 to use your Year 11 ATAR subject results, or apply mid-year using your Year 12 ATAR subject results. Offers for the 2023 academic year will be issued on a rolling basis from the date of application. Lastly, note that Early Offer applications will close on Friday 9 December 2022.

Applying early for university will give you peace of mind and allow you to relax, have fun, and focus on the rest of Year 12.

Posted on:

29 Aug 2022

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