Are you in Year 12 hoping to attend uni in 2021? To make sure your entry to uni goes smoothly, you can apply for uni early using your Year 11 subject results.
2020 has been a tough year, especially if you’re in Year 12 and juggling your study through these turbulent times. To make sure students aren’t disadvantaged getting into their dream course this year, we’ve introduced the Year 12 Uni Entry Safety Net: a new way of getting into uni for all students in Year 12 in 2020 applying to uni for 2021.
The Year 12 Uni Entry Safety Net uses your Year 11 subject results to estimate your ATAR and assesses this score against our standard ATAR requirements for courses. If you meet the entry requirements, you will receive an unconditional offer for your chosen course.
If you don’t qualify via the safety net, there are many other pathways into Murdoch to look into. Even if you didn’t study ATAR subjects, there are still pathways available to you.
There are a few things to consider before starting your application, so let’s break it down:
Who can apply?
If you’re a WA student in Year 12 this year – great! The Year 12 Uni Entry Safety Net is open to you. This includes students studying non-ATAR subjects. Keep in mind you must be applying to study in 2021, so if you were hoping to take a year off between school and uni, you’ll have to apply through TISC.
If you’re in Year 11 or you’ve already left school, unfortunately you won’t be able to access the Year 12 Uni Entry Safety Net.
How can I apply and what are the deadlines?
We have made the application process as user-friendly as possible. You can apply directly on the Murdoch website first, and we’ll let you know if you need to apply on TISC. All you need to do is submit your application using the MyAdmissions Application Portal. Make sure you have your Year 11 end of year report handy, and a short personal statement. If you’re unsure how to write your personal statement, you can use the template under the frequently asked questions tab.
The Year 12 Safety Net applies to all undergraduate courses except Veterinary Science. If you want to apply for the Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Veterinary Biology, you will need to do this on the TISC website.
Applications will be open for the rest of 2020 and will close in early January 2021.
Receiving an offer
If you are successful, you will receive a formal offer within a couple of weeks of applying.
If you are not accepted into your preferred course, try not to worry. You will have the option to re-apply using your final Year 12 ATAR score, provided it meets the course entry requirements.
If you don’t qualify for entry based on your Year 11 or Year 12 results, there are plenty of other options including our flexible post-schooling enabling and pathway programs such as Horizons Summer School, OnTrack Sprint, OnTrack and FlexiTrack.
What happens with my ATAR?
We will use your Year 11 ATAR subject results for The Year 12 Uni Entry Safety Net to determine your predicted ATAR score.
If you receive a higher ATAR upon Year 12 graduation, you can use that score to re-apply for a course. You will receive more instructions on how to do this in your offer letter.
Should I still worry about WACE?
You’ve worked this hard, so it doesn’t hurt to keep going until the end of your high school studies. In fact, it is strongly encouraged to complete your WACE as it formally recognises your graduation from secondary school. This is not only an important part for entry into university, but for future employment.
Secure your university spot sooner and apply now for the Year 12 Uni Entry Safety Net.
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