15 July 2020Share
An early entry program developed by ACU to support Year 12 students in an unusual year will launch on 3 August for 2021 applications.
The ACU Guarantee program means that senior students from Australian high schools will now be able to gain entry to ACU based on their Year 11 results.
It will see offers made as early as September, and even earlier next year, although students must still complete their Year 12 exams to qualify for early entry. Applicants can also choose to apply for additional adjustment factors.
The program is designed to allow the university to be more competitive in the higher education market by supporting increased applications and higher enrolments.
According to Vice-Chancellor Professor Greg Craven, ACU Guarantee will be offered in addition to traditional ATAR-entry and will enhance the opportunities of thousands of school leavers whose year has been disrupted.
“At ACU we have always maintained that the ATAR is only one measure of success,” he said. “This year has been an unprecedented time for Year 12 students, and we understand the importance of universities being flexible in supporting these students.
“We want students to not only have the opportunity to attend university, but be able to focus on completing high school secure in the knowledge that if their marks from Year 11 meet our entry requirements, they can join ACU in 2021.”
From 2021, the ACU Guarantee will subsume all other ACU entry programs – apart from the Elite Athlete and Performer Program, Student Veterans Support Program, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander entry program, and equity-based programs.
Applications remain open until 25 September. They will be administered through an ACU-branded UAC direct application portal at no cost to the applicant.