Offers

    Offer Information

  • Who makes the offers?

    The individual universities make offers of admission. After either of the offer rounds, if you have any queries about why you have or haven't been made a particular offer, contact the Admissions Centre of the university concerned.
  • How are offers made?

    Your application is considered on the basis of selection criteria established by each university. You're ranked in order of merit for each course you've listed. All of your preferences are considered in turn, according to your rank position, until you can be made an offer or until all your preferences have been exhausted. You only receive one offer. If an offer is made any preference lower than your offered preference is ignored. The university concerned will advise you of the offer by email. University offers include information on how to enrol. If you haven't been made an offer, TISC will advise you.
  • When will I get my offer?

    There are two rounds of offers. The universities try to fill as many places as possible in the main round of offers. Offer information will be available online from Wednesday 18 January 2017. Emailed confirmation of an offer, or advice that you have been unsuccessful will be sent on 18 January 2017. If you have not received written notification of your success or otherwise in the main round by Thursday 19 January 2017, contact TISC immediately.

    Second round offers are made for available places following main round offers. New applicants, previously unoffered applicants and those who save their main round offers using the automatic safety net are considered. TISC will list online whether each course may still have places available after main round offers are made (see 'Cut-off ranks for main round offers' online from 18 January). Offers will be available online from Wednesday 1 February 2017. You'll be sent emailed confirmation of an offer, or advice that you have been unsuccessful, on 1 February 2017.
  • How many offers will I get?

    Only one offer, if any, in each round of offers. You can only hold one offer at any one time. Most applicants who receive a main round offer won't receive an offer in second round. However, if you receive an offer in both rounds of offers, the second round offer supersedes the main round offer. You can't have both.
  • What are indicative ATARs/selection ranks?

    The universities have listed Indicative Australian Tertiary Admission Ranks (ATARs)/Selection Ranks for each of their courses, to give you an indication of the ATAR/Selection Ranks likely to be required by a Year 12 applicant to enter each particular course. The Indicative ATARs/Selection Ranks are a guide only to the eventual ATAR/Selection Ranks required for each course in 2017, which will only be known after all offers have been made. Click here for a list of Indicative ATARs/Selection Ranks for courses.

    If you are not doing Year 12 in 2016, previous years' ATARs/Selection Ranks may not be applicable. Universities usually consider academic achievements but in some cases, other relevant factors such as life experiences, employment history, and special circumstances could be considered in your application (see Universities' Information).
  • What is a selection rank?

    For most courses, 2016 Year 12 students will be selected for admission to university in 2017 on the basis of their ATAR. However, some universities assign WACE students who are eligible for alternative entry pathways a Selection Rank that's higher than their ATAR. For these students, selection into courses at the university concerned is based on this enhanced Selection Rank.

    Eligibility for the entry pathways is based on specified criteria. TISC advises eligible students at the time of the WACE results/ATAR release in late December, via the Universities Admission Advice Letter (UAAL). The appropriate Selection Rank is automatically applied for offer rounds. For 2017 admission, Curtin University has the StepUp Schemes, ECU's ECU Access Pathway, Murdoch University has the RISE Pathway and OnTrack and UWA has the Broadway UWA Pathway. For further details about any of these pathways, see the individual university section.

  • Main round offers

  • I've got a main round offer! What do I do next?

    There are four possible options, listed below and summarised in the charts.

    1. You've been made an offer you're happy with and you're ready to start
    • Accept the offer, following the university's instructions in your offer email.

      There will be a deadline in your offer email, so make sure you accept in time. You won't be made any other offers.

    2. You've been made an offer you're happy with but you'd like to take a break before you start
    • Apply to defer your place.

      There'll be information about what is possible and a deadline in your offer email, so make sure you act in time. You won't be made any other offers.

    3. You've been made an offer and you're not quite sure now whether that's what you really want
    • If you're offered your first preference

      Use the TISC 'automatic safety net'. Don't accept or defer the offer now. Move your first preference offer to a lower position on your preference list and try for an offer in a higher preference in second round. You don't need to contact the university.

      This change of preferences saves your offer. When second round offers are made, you'll either get an offer for a higher preference course or your saved main round offer again. A new offer cancels the main round offer - you can't hold two offers at the same time. You won't get an offer for a lower preference than your saved main round offer.

      Note: If you've been offered your first preference and you don't do anything, the university will withdraw your offer and you won't be considered for any other offers. Be aware that actions to save first preference offers are different from those to save second-sixth preference offers. Make sure you follow the instructions for the preference offer you wish to save.

    • If you're offered your second, third, fourth, fifth or sixth preference

      Use the TISC 'automatic safety net'. Don't accept or defer the offer now. You can either:
      • do nothing at all and hope to get a higher preference offer in second round; or
      • move the offered course to a lower position on your preference list and try for an offer in a higher preference. You don't need to contact the university.

      Either of these actions automatically saves your second-sixth preference offer through to the second round of offers. When second round offers are made, you'll either get an offer for a higher preference course or your saved main round offer again. A new offer cancels the main round offer - you can't hold two offers at the same time. You won't get an offer for a lower preference than your saved main round offer.

      NOTE: Actions to save first preference offers are different from those to save second-sixth preference offers. Make sure you follow the instructions for the preference offer you wish to save.

    4. You've been made an offer but you've completely changed your mind about what you want to do
    • To reject the offer, change your preferences and remove the offered preference from your preference list.

      You'll lose the offer but you'll be reconsidered in second round. There's no guarantee that you'll be made a second round offer. Some courses with limited number of places may have only a few places left for second round. These are indicated on the list 'Cut-off ranks for main round offers' available online after main round offers. Other courses will continue to take students who meet the minimum entry requirements.

    Options summary charts

  • I didn't get a main round offer - what are my options now?

    There are two possible options, listed below and summarised in the chart.

    1. Hope for an offer in second round
    You can either:
    • Do nothing and automatically be reconsidered for the second round; or
    • Change your preferences and be reconsidered for the second round.
    There's no guarantee of an offer in the second round. The rank to enter a course may be higher than that necessary in the main round. See 'Changing course preferences' and check 'Cut-off ranks for main round offers' available online after main round offers to see whether each course may still have places available in second round offers. If you have any queries you should contact the university concerned.

    2. Withdraw from the university application process
    • Notify TISC if you no longer wish to be considered for any courses at the university in the second round. This could mean that a place can be offered to someone else.

    Options summary chart

  • Second round offers

  • Will I get a second round offer?

    You will be considered in the second round of offers, and may be made an offer if you:
    • Changed your preferences between Wednesday 18 January and Monday 23 January 2017 inclusive; or
    • Received an offer in the main round and elected to save that offer to the second round (automatic safety net); or
    • Applied too late to be considered in main round; or
    • Did not receive an offer in the main round and didn't advise TISC to withdraw your application.

    You'll either be:
    • Offered a preference higher than your saved main round offer; or
    • Re-offered your saved main round offer; or
    • Made an offer, even if unsuccessful in the main round of offers; or
    • Advised that your application was unsuccessful.
  • I've been made a second round offer - what do I do now?

    Accept or defer by the deadline in your offer email or you'll lose your offer. There aren't any further offer rounds. Depending upon the university, you will need to enrol online or in person.

  • Enrolment and Deferrals

  • How do I enrol?

    Your offer email will outline enrolment procedures. You will have to enrol online or in person.
  • Can I defer?

    Yes. You can defer your offer of a place for twelve to twenty-four months (depending on the university concerned), subject to certain restrictions and meeting the application deadlines. You can defer all courses, with the exception of Music courses at The University of Western Australia, and all courses at the WA Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) at Edith Cowan University.

    For some courses, the universities also allow deferral for one semester if second semester entry is available for the course and there are places available. For further information, see Universities' Information.
  • How do I change my method of study?

    It may be possible for you to change your method of study after you have received an offer, if the method of study is available in the course you have been offered. You'll need to discuss this with the university when you enrol.
  • What if I'll be overseas/away from home in January/February?

    You need to make crucial decisions to be made once TISC releases your Year 12 results, and a short time later when the universities make offers. The universities will make their offers by email, so make sure that TISC has your current email address and that you check your emails (including your junk mail) around the published offer date. If you'll be away from your normal address during January/February, change your address with TISC or arrange for someone else to check your mail for you, as some information may come by mail during this period.

    If you haven't received an emailed main round notification by 19 January 2017, either from the university advising of an offer or by TISC advising that no offer has been made, contact TISC immediately.

    If you want TISC or the universities to be able to discuss your application, offer or enrolment with someone other than you, you have to provide written authority. Download the authorisation form (printing three copies), fill in the three forms and submit one to TISC. Give one form to the person you have nominated so they can present it if they need to contact TISC or the universities, and keep the remaining completed form for yourself.

    You must respond to an offer online. You may lose the offer if you don't follow the instructions detailed in your offer email. After accepting your offer, you must enrol in person or online, depending on the university. You may not be able to nominate someone else to enrol for you. Make sure that you're in Perth and able to enrol on the specified date if you have to enrol in person.