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UAC information evening May 15 2018
UAC: Posted 29-3-18 Deadline - No Deadline
An important date and event here in Tamworth for all students in Year 12 who want to go to university and their parents plus also anyone in Year 11 who is thinking ahead and wants to know more!! Put it in your diary or calendar now.
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UMAT Update for 2018
UAC: Posted 8-3-18 Deadline - No Deadline
Copy and paste this link for details: http://www.uac.edu.au/documents/customer-service/factsheets/fact-sheet-medicine.pdf?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=UAC%20News%20March%202018&utm_content=UAC%20News%20March%202018+CID_ec3af839bfe5cc62cbde414b802a5d72&utm_source=Email%20marketing%20software&utm_term=DOWNLOAD%20the%20new%20fact%20sheet%20on%20special%20entry%20requirements%20for%20Medicine%20and%20Medical%20Sciences

New university admission terms - no more Bonus Pts
UAC: Posted 8-3-18 Deadline - No Deadline
The Australian Government's Higher Education Standards Panel has directed all universities across Australia to adopt a standard approach when providing information to students about admissions criteria and processes. This approach includes using common terminology which UAC will use in all publications this year. Here they are.
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au/documents/schoolink/common-terms.pdf

Urgent: Year 12 2017 - UAC deadline today 3 Jan
UAC: Posted 3-1-18 Deadline - 3-1-18
Midnight on 3 January 2018 is the deadline for changing preferences for January Round 1 offers. If you have already received an offer, great but if you want to apply for something else there are still vacancies. Change your preferences by midnight to be in with a chance for the January Round 1 offers released on 12 January 2018, If you read this today, please spread the word to your friends and classmates via text or Facebook. Thank you.

For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au

Year 12 2017 - HSC, ATAR and UAC deadline ++++
UAC: Posted 13-12-17 Deadline - No Deadline
This year there is a quick turn-around of HSC, ATAR and close of preferences so you need to seek advice quickly at the end of the week and over the weekend. Thursday – HSC results, Friday – ATARs released, Sunday midnight – change of preferences due, Thursday – UAC offers made. I have a lot of resources and know of lots of options and alternative pathways but can only let students and parents know these if they contact me and let me know the desired university and course. At this time of the year, I am only an email or phone call away from helping you. Email: careers@mccarthy.nsw.edu.au Mob: 0422600014

For more information, visit careers@mccarthy.nsw.edu.au

3 December 2017 DEADLINE
UAC: Posted 3-12-17 Deadline - 3-12-17
A reminder for Year 12 about this deadline to change preferences for December Round 1 offers. Change your preferences by midnight. All undergraduate applicants will then be unable to change preferences for future rounds until 7.30am on 5 December. Please spread the word by text and Facebook and ...
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au

University of Newcastle Post-ATAR Info Sessions
UAC: Posted 23-11-17 Deadline - No Deadline
Facebook Q&A – 15 December, 9am to 5pm. Port Macquarie Info Session – 15 December. Newcastle City, Central Coast and Newcastle Sessions – 16 December.Find out more

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/pg/UoNFutureStudents/events/

Simple guide to ATARs and preferences
UAC: Posted 20-10-17 Deadline - No Deadline
Recommended reading for all who have applied to UAC or QTAC.
For more information, visit https://atarnotes.com/uac-preferences/

Have you applied to UAC????
UAC: Posted 22-9-17 Deadline - No Deadline
On time applications close on 29th September so please move on this ASAP if you are looking at going to uni in 2018 or in 2019 after a gap year.

Missed out on your UAC 2018 book and info guide?
UAC: Posted 16-8-17 Deadline - No Deadline
See Mrs Barrett if you were away and missed these given out yesterday and at the lunchtime meeting today. They are vital to successfully applying to university.

UAC books- to be given out in Mentor Group on Tues
UAC: Posted 14-8-17 Deadline - No Deadline
All Year 12 students will receive a copy of UAC 2018 in Mentor Group on Tuesday morning. Read it and attend the presentation on Wednesday at the start of lunchtime in the PAC for information on applying to UAC and early entry schemes.

Year 12: not received UAC PIN email update
UAC: Posted 1-8-17 Deadline - No Deadline
I rang UAC for students who have not yet received their UAC PIN via your email address registered with NESA. The advice is to to please check your Junk/Spam Mail folder. If you still can't find the email containing your UAC PIN, please call UAC Customer Service team on (02) 9752 0200 from mobiles or 1300 275 822 between 8.30am and 4.30pm Sydney time. You will need to give your NESA HSC number to identify yourself and they will give you youor PIN over the phone. And don't worry, applications open tomorrow, but you have until the end of September to submit an early-bird application.
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au

UAC PINs are being sent today - don't lose it!!
UAC: Posted 31-7-17 Deadline - No Deadline
UAC PINs have been sent by email to Year 12 students in NSW and ACT! If the email isn't in your inbox, check your junk mail folder. UAC undergraduate applications open Wednesday 2 August, so keep your PIN handy - you'll need it to apply after the Trial exams are over and before 29th September. Please don't stress about applying to UAC until after your Trial HSC exams when all McCarthy Year 12 students will receive a copy of the UAC 2018 book. It is not a case of first in gets to go to university.
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au

Overview of changes to university reforms
UAC: Posted 16-5-17 Deadline - No Deadline
Following last week’s announcement by Education Minister Simon Birmingham, please find an overview of the Government's proposed higher education funding reforms, and how it may affect students who are considering applying for ACU and other Australian universities in 2018.
Overview of the Government.docx

Talk by UAC Tuesday 16th May 5.30pm -6.30pm
UAC: Posted 15-5-17 Deadline - No Deadline
A representative from UAC will be in town for the Careers Expo but is also going to be talking at a meeting for students and parents. It will be held at Calrossy's Brisbane St campus and students from all Tamworth schools are invited to attend along with parents. Sorry about the short notice but notification just came through today.

UAC deadline Friday 6th January midnight
UAC: Posted 6-1-17 Deadline - 6-1-17
From UAC: Main Round preference changes close at midnight tonight. If you're an undergraduate applicant you have until midnight to change your preferences for consideration in the Main Round. You can add up to 9 preferences which should be listed in the order in which you'd like them to be considered. You can use Check & Change or My UAC to edit your course prefs. We'll be releasing Main Round offers at 6pm on Wednesday 18 January.
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au

UACs Main Round deadline for changing preferences
UAC: Posted 3-1-17 Deadline - 6-1-17
For all applicants this is midnight Fri 6 Jan. Offers will be released on UAC's website at 6pm Wed 18 Jan 2017.
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au/undergraduate/offers/dates.shtml

A message from UAC's Facebook page
UAC: Posted 15-12-16 Deadline - No Deadline
Are you one of the tens of thousands of NSW HSC students itching to find out your ATAR tomorrow? We'll be releasing ATARs at 9am on our site and in My UAC, our mobile app. You'll need your HSC student number/UAC application number and your UAC PIN to log in. If you've applied through us, your UAC application number will be on your Confirmation of Application. You can also receive a reminder of your UAC PIN through Check & Change on our site by entering your UAC application number, selecting ‘Forgotten your UAC PIN?’ and following the prompts to have it emailed. Your HSC student number is printed on your School Certificate Record of Achievement and your school will have a record of it. You can also call BOSTES. If you haven’t applied yet, call us today between 8.30am and 4.30pm on 1300 275 822 or (02) 9752 0200 from mobiles and we'll help you. ATAR notices will also arrive in the post from Monday 19 December. If you have questions about your ATAR after you receive it you can call our ATAR Enquiry Centre and speak to an expert who can give you some guidance. The Centre will be available on 1300 692 827 from 9am tomorrow morning. For students who haven’t applied, it’s not too late! Applications for university study in first semester 2017 are open until Friday 10 February.

You CAN change preferences after ATARs are out!
UAC: Posted 15-12-16 Deadline - No Deadline
Remember you can change your preferences once you know your ATAR. Put your dream course as your first preference and then include more realistic choices at the same uni or similar courses at other universities based on last year's ATAR cut-offs. Contact me if you want to talk about your options or contact the university you wish to attend or the Careers Advisory Centre or UAC.
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au

HSC results are out with ATARs released at 9am
UAC: Posted 15-12-16 Deadline - No Deadline
Please remember that your HSC marks show the standard you achieved. The ATAR is calculated from your raw marks that are then scaled. So two totally different numbers with different purposes. Getting most of your marks in the mid-low 70s or 60s will NOT result in ATARs of 60s and 70s. https://www.facebook.com/sydneymorningherald/videos/10154955076706264/

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/sydneymorningherald/videos/10154955076706264/

UTS ATAR Online Q and A
UAC: Posted 14-12-16 Deadline - No Deadline
16 December. 9.00am. Advice after you receive your ATAR.

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/328788340824436/

UAC Undergraduate Admission Receiving Your Offer
UAC: Posted 14-12-16 Deadline - No Deadline
UAC Undergraduate Admission Receiving Your Offer

For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au/undergraduate/offers/receive.shtml

UAC Advice on Subject Bonus Points
UAC: Posted 14-12-16 Deadline - No Deadline
Some UAC institutions may allocate bonus points in recognition of your performance in Year 12 subjects that are relevant to the course/s for which you have applied. These are subject bonus points. Bonus points do not change your ATAR; they change your selection rank for a particular course or institution. As the bonus points schemes for each institution, and often for each course, are different, your selection rank can be different for each course you list in your course preferences.

For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au/atar/bonus-points/subject-bonuses.shtml

IMPORTANT UAC DEADLINE: midnight 5 December
UAC: Posted 2-12-16 Deadline - No Deadline
If you received one or more early entry offers, you MUST choose the one that you most want to do and make it your FIRST PREFERENCE by midnight on Monday 5th December. This will then be converted to a firm offer on Friday 9 December at 7.30am when the December Round of Offers is made. You can accept, decline or defer this once you receive it from the university. Follow instructions carefully.
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au

UAC Pathway Courses to University and Slipback Off
UAC: Posted 25-11-16 Deadline - No Deadline
Most institutions offer pathway options for applicants who don't meet the entry requirements for their degree courses or need further support and preparation before studying at degree level. These generally include non-degree courses such as foundation studies, preparatory courses and Certificate, Diploma or Associate Degree courses. If you successfully complete a pathway course, an institution may guarantee you entry into a particular degree course. Otherwise, you can use your pathway course studies to apply and compete for admission to other degree courses. You may also be awarded credit for some of your studies in your pathway course.

For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au/undergraduate/admission/pathway-courses.shtml

UAC International Admission
UAC: Posted 25-11-16 Deadline - No Deadline
UAC offers year-round undergraduate admissions to international applicants.

For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au/international/

University Admissions Centre
UAC: Posted 13-11-16 Deadline - No Deadline
Participating Institutions Information: This site includes institution-specific information about all institutions that you can apply for through UAC. This information includes admission requirements, special requirements, bridging courses, charges and fees, student services, and facilities.

For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au/undergraduate/institutions/

New and cancelled university courses through UAC
UAC: Posted 8-9-16 Deadline - No Deadline
There is list of 2 pages of courses that were in the UAC book and that have been cancelled and lots of new ones added by universities that were also not in the book. Please check the attachment from UAC to see if you are affected or there is a new and better option out there for you.
UAC new and cancelled courses.pdf

MY UAC free app
UAC: Posted 2-9-16 Deadline - No Deadline
Have you downloaded this yet???

NSW, Vic and QLD courses & ATARS on JobJump
UAC: Posted 31-8-16 Deadline - No Deadline
All NSW Degrees and all Victorian and Queensland courses. Simply click on a Category just as you would look for a field from the UAC Index. You have the freedom to sort and print the listings. Great to use with the UAC Handbook and the VTAC, QTAC Handbooks to their 30 Sept deadline.
For more information, visit www.jobjump.com.au/atar

VTAC and QTAC courses now on JobJump!!!
UAC: Posted 29-8-16 Deadline - No Deadline
IMPORTANT NEWS FOR YEAR 12s. Login to JobJump (you may need to login as a new member if it has been a while since you logged in) Password for MCC: brumbies Go to My ATAR on the JobJump top menu options. Then click on a Category just as you would look for a field from the UAC Index eg Agriculture, Law, Business and then select UAC, VTAC or QTAC to see the courses and current ATAR cut-offs.
For more information, visit www.jobjump.com.au

10 steps to applying to university - see document
UAC: Posted 24-8-16 Deadline - No Deadline
Please be aware of dates, have resumes and school reports ready. Allow time to do drafts of any questions you need to answer etc.
10 steps to applying to university and possibly early entry.docx

Essential information for applying to uni this yea
UAC: Posted 18-8-16 Deadline - No Deadline
An important email was sent to your school email account with the steps to be taken if you wish to apply to go to university. Please read it carefully.

Download the free MYUAC app
UAC: Posted 16-8-16 Deadline - No Deadline
To make life easier if you are applying to go to university, please download the app.

Advice on your preferences
UAC: Posted 16-8-16 Deadline - No Deadline
Ordering preferences: 1st & 2nd Desired courses ie Courses you want to study; 3rd - 5th Back-up courses Less competitive courses that you want to study; 6th & 7th Pathway courses Courses that will help you upgrade into a course you really want; 8th-9th "foot in the door" courses with low ATARs to enable you get into university.…then rearrange them if necessary according to major offer round date after you get your ATAR.

****UAC PIN***** Make copies & DON'T LOSE IT!!
UAC: Posted 7-8-16 Deadline - No Deadline
At the end of last week or in the coming week, all Year 12 will receive a letter from UAC with your UAC pin. Make copies, take a photo, write it on your calendar and in your diary. You will need it to apply to university in Week 5.

Want to go to CSU - no or low ATAR option
UAC: Posted 30-5-16 Deadline - No Deadline
CSU Diploma of General Studies Science Pathway Option- If you don't meet the entry requirements or require further preparation for university then do a one year full-time pathway program offered in partnership with TAFE including Tertiary Preparation (TPC) and four subjects from CSU's bachelor level subjects.

For more information, visit www.csu.edu.au/courses/bachelor-of-general-studies-science#.U27lmKWKDug

Macquarie University live video conference- Wed
UAC: Posted 30-5-16 Deadline - No Deadline
Macquarie University live video conference presentation. Wednesday 1st June at 12.50. Students will learn about areas of study, scholarships, bonus points, entry programs, flexible study options as well as extracurricular activities including exchange, the Global Leadership Program and the Professional and Community Engagement Program. Please see Mrs Barrett or email her if you wish to attend.
For more information, visit www.mq.edu.au

U and Your Future SCU
UAC: Posted 7-4-16 Deadline - No Deadline
Course info at SCU, costs and support, Uni life, student videos and fun career quiz.

For more information, visit yourfuturescu.com.au/

Hobsons Course Finder: Year 12 Survival Tips
UAC: Posted 16-3-16 Deadline - No Deadline

For more information, visit www.hobsonscoursefinder.com.au/Latest-news/Getting-into-university/Year-12-survival-tips

Law at UNSW - big changes!!
UAC: Posted 3-3-16 Deadline - No Deadline
UNSW sent this: Admission to Undergraduate Law at UNSW is changing.For entry in 2017 and beyond, we are broadening our assessment of applicants for entry to our Undergraduate Law Dual Degree programs. We are introducing a new test, the Law Admission Test or ‘LAT’, to give students the opportunity to demonstrate their suitability for the Law program and allow us to better assess applicants. A student's LAT result, together with their ATAR (or equivalent), will provide us with a more rounded view of their aptitudes and skills for our Law program.
For more information, visit www.law.unsw.edu.au/future-students/undergraduate/law-admission-test-lat

Latest advice from UAC - offers released 6pm Wed
UAC: Posted 19-1-16 Deadline - No Deadline
Please open the attachment and make sure your friends and anyone you know who is looking at going to university sees this. Spread the word.
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au

Information about university offers, deferring etc
UAC: Posted 13-1-16 Deadline - No Deadline
With Main Round offers coming out on Wednesday 20th January, please keep this page and its information handy. Check it out now and come back to it if you need or want to do so next week. Copy and paste this: http://www.gooduniversitiesguide.com.au/Latest-news/Getting-into-university/Uni-offers-and-your-next-steps#.VpXwTfl97IU

For more information, visit www.gooduniversitiesguide.com.au/Latest-news/Getting-into-university/Uni-offers-and-your-next

6 January 2016 deadline is approaching for UAC
UAC: Posted 3-1-16 Deadline - 6-1-16
Change your preferences by midnight on the 6th for Main Round offers. All undergraduate applicants will then be unable to change preferences until 7.30am on 20 January 2016. Please contact universities directly on 4th/5th January to get any last minute advice.
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au

ATARS - Happy? Relieved? Disappointed? Shocked?
UAC: Posted 16-12-15 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are not happy or devastated with your ATAR, I cannot stress highly enough that there are always ways to achieve your end goal if you ask for advice. Please contact me or ask a parent to contact me at school or via email. I don't have to know your ATAR if you don't wish me to know but can advise you on options depending on what you want to do and where you want to study. The school is not advised of your ATAR so I cannot help you if I don't know that you don't think your ATAR will enable you to do what you want. Also remember that you are more than a number!!!!!

UAC: Posted 16-12-15 Deadline - No Deadline
Here is a massive PDF file that shows you how you can add these to your ATAR to change your selection rank. You really MUST look at this and add these to your ATAR when you get it to make SMART changes to your preferences. See me at the BBQ or at school if you want help with this. This booklet is 105 pages. I have a printout so if the document does not open, please contact me. Bonus HSC points will make a difference to your first ELIGIBLE preference.
bonus points reference update (1).pdf

ATAR access instructions and advice
UAC: Posted 14-12-15 Deadline - No Deadline
Did you receive this from UAC? Please open the attached file for details.
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au

Year 12 Bonus Scheme Questionnaire for Engineering
UAC: Posted 4-11-15 Deadline - No Deadline
If your ATAR falls short of the course cut-off subsequent to bonus points being added, your ranking can be adjusted based on the submission of this online questionnaire. The Year 12 Bonus Scheme Questionnaire is offered by UTS. Even if you will receive a high ATAR, we strongly recommend that you still complete the questionnaire in addition to their UAC application. Early round offers will be made on the basis of this questionnaire. The questionnaire for the Autumn Semester 2016 opens on 3 August and will close on 11 December 2015.
For more information, visit www.uts.edu.au/future-students/engineering/essential-information/year-12-bonus-scheme-questio

RSA & RCG Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th Nov
UAC: Posted 30-10-15 Deadline - No Deadline
The courses are full. Be at the Front Office at 9am

UAC Undergraduate Reminder
UAC: Posted 7-10-15 Deadline - No Deadline
Once you applied and paid your application fee, you can change your preferences freely before and after you get your ATAR before main round applications close 6 January 2016.

For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au

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