Early Offers for Year 12 students

  • Who is eligible for early offers?

    The early offers are designed for current Year 12 students. Some of the universities will include interstate Australian Year 12 students in their early offer schemes, but others may not. See the universities' websites for more information on eligibility criteria.

    If you are not a current Year 12 student, you may be eligible for a Pre-December offer through TISC instead.
  • Which courses are available for early offers?

    Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University, The University of Notre Dame Australia and The University of Western Australia have announced early offer schemes for 2024 admission, for many of their courses.

    Some courses, for example courses with limited places or courses that use other criteria for entry, will not make early offers. Offers for these courses will be made after Year 12 results are released, in the Main TISC offer round before Christmas (and in the Second round, in mid January). Check whether the course you are applying for is included in the early offer program by visiting the Curtin, ECU, Murdoch, Notre Dame, and UWA websites.
  • How do I get an early offer?

    To be considered for an early offer from Curtin, ECU, Murdoch, or UWA, complete your TISC application and your first preference will automatically be considered for an early offer if you are eligible. For an early offer from Notre Dame, apply directly to the university. Should you list a Notre Dame course as your first preference on your TISC application, Notre Dame will be in touch.

    TISC does not accept applications for courses at the WA Academy of Performing Arts, but these courses are not part of ECU's Early Offer Program.
  • How much does it cost?

    A fee of $88 is payable to TISC to lodge a university application. There is no additional fee to be considered for an early offer.
  • How is my early offer application assessed?

    Individual universities may use different criteria to assess applicants' eligibility for early offers. For WACE students, if you are on track to receive an ATAR, these criteria may include a predicted ATAR, which will be calculated for you based on your Year 11 results. Other factors may include Year 12 enrolment in subject prerequisites. WACE students not on an ATAR pathway (for example, General subjects and/or a Certificate IV), or Year 12 students not enrolled in WACE, may be assessed in other ways depending on the university's requirements.
  • What is my predicted ATAR? How is it calculated?

    Calculating a predicted ATAR involves many factors and is done to assist universities in using a standard measure to assess applicants for early offers. The predicted ATAR used for your TISC early offer application uses statistical modelling to predict students' performances in the final exams and then the resulting ATAR. If you have been given a predicted ATAR by your school, it will not necessarily be the same due to differences in the model used.

    Predicted ATARs are for internal use only and will not be released by TISC or the universities to students or any other organisation.

    Remember, if your actual ATAR is higher than your predicted ATAR, your main round offer will be made based on your actual ATAR, so don't worry too much about what your predicted ATAR is – keep working hard to achieve the best final results that you can.
  • What documents do I need to provide?

    If you are a Year 12 WACE student, you don't need to provide any documents to be considered for an early offer.

    For other Australian Year 12s, please upload to your application as a General document your final year 11 report. Although TISC will be able to retrieve your end of year results we are unable to access interim results.
  • When will I get my early offer?

    The five WA universities have agreed that early offers to Year 12 students will not be made before 17 July 2023. If you apply before this date, you will not receive an offer until this date has passed.

    Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University and The University of Western Australia have agreed that they will make early offers on set dates, that is, early offer rounds. These dates are:
    • Monday 17 July 2023
    • Monday 21 August 2023
    • Monday 18 September 2023
    • Monday 16 October 2023
    • Monday 20 November 2023 (after the WACE examinations conclude)
    • Friday 8 December 2023
    The University of Notre Dame Australia is conducting its own Early Offer process as it has done for a number of years. Students can apply directly to Notre Dame for early offers; TISC applicants with a first preference for Notre Dame will be contacted by the university. Notre Dame will be making offers on a progressive basis from Monday 17 July through until Friday 8 December 2023.

    Allow around two weeks for the university to assess your application.

    If you still have not received an offer, you think you are eligible, and you have checked that your first preference is included in the early offer scheme, contact the university for an update on your application.
  • What happens if I don't meet the conditions in the offer?

    Most of the offers issued will be conditional – that means that you may need to meet certain requirements for the offer to stand. This might be something like reaching a certain ATAR level, satisfying the university's English requirements, or being awarded the WA Certificate of Education.

    If you don't meet the conditions, and you applied through TISC, you will automatically be considered for any other courses in your preference list for which you are eligible. You will also be able to change your preferences after results are released, and between offer rounds, so you have plenty of flexibility if things don't quite go as planned.
  • What happens if I do better than my predicted ATAR?

    Well done! If this happens, you may want to be considered for courses other than the one you got as an early offer. If you apply through TISC, you will automatically be offered a place in the highest preference course for which you are eligible. Bear in mind that some courses, like Medicine and Dentistry, have earlier closing dates so you can't add them to your preferences when results are released. Remember that your preference order should always reflect what you most want to study.
  • Should I accept the early offer?

    It's very difficult to offer advice on individual situations. Generally, if you are happy with your early offer and pretty sure you want to go ahead with it, we suggest you accept it by the due date mentioned in the offer letter.

    It's important to remember that this does not lock you in to this choice.

    We know that about a third of Year 12 students make their final decision on what they want to study after they get their results. You can still alter your preference choices in your TISC application for the scheduled offer rounds.
  • What happens if I accept an early offer and change my mind? Or get offered a higher preference in the TISC offer round?

    We want to make sure you are free to change your mind even if you have accepted an early offer. If you have applied for an early offer through TISC and accepted the offer, don't worry – you can still alter your preference choices.

    You can change your TISC preferences or even remove the offered course from your preference list altogether, subject to TISC's closing dates. You can then receive a different early offer, or, if you wait for the TISC offer rounds after Year 12 results come out, you will be offered the highest preference that you are eligible for, regardless of any early offer you have received.
  • Am I disadvantaged if I don’t get an early offer?

    No. Early offers are not intended to affect the usual TISC assessment and offer process. You should not be disadvantaged at all if you don't have an early offer – the courses making early offers will still have places available for everyone who's eligible. If you feel you have been disadvantaged, you should contact the university concerned.
  • Can I hold multiple early offers?

    Usually. If you wish to be considered for another early offer through your TISC application, you can change your preferences, and apply for a new early offer for your first preference. Generally, if the new early offer is at a different university, the previous early offer will stand, providing you meet any conditions. If the new early offer is at the same university, it will usually override the previous early offer, but if you are unsure, please check with the university concerned.

    Sometimes, one of the early offer conditions will be that the course remains as your first preference. This may mean that if you change your preference and by the time preference changes close for the main round, the course with the early offer is not your first preference, technically the early offer won't be 'reserved'. However, in reality the chances of this happening are low (see example below).

    In the TISC offer round, you get one formal offer. This will be for the highest of your preferences where you meet the entry requirements and where there are places available in the course. This will happen regardless of whether you have one or more early offers. If you want to take up one of your early offers, we recommend that you have that course as your first preference by the closing date.

    Casey receives an early offer for the Bachelor of Science at ABC University, which has a Guaranteed Selection Rank of 70. The conditions of their early offer are:

    1. Achieve the WA Certificate of Education
    2. Satisfy ABC University's English language competence requirement
    3. Achieve an ATAR
    4. This course must remain as the first preference on their TISC application.
    Casey changes their TISC preferences to place a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at XYZ University as their first preference, with the Bachelor of Science at ABC as their second preference. The Bachelor of Physiotherapy is a quota course with a Minimum Selection Rank of 95, and doesn't make early offers.

    If Casey isn't successful in getting a place in Physiotherapy, but achieves WACE, English competence and an ATAR/Selection Rank of at least 70, they will receive a main round offer in Science at ABC University anyway, even though technically the early offer was no longer valid. However, if Casey achieves WACE, English competence, and an ATAR/Selection Rank of less than 70, it's possible that Casey will not receive an offer in the main round. If this happened, we would recommend that Casey contacts ABC University after the main round of offers and discusses their situation.

    Remember, your preference order should always reflect what you most want to study at university. Trying to get multiple early offers can make things feel more complicated than they need to be.
  • I still have questions! Who can help me?

    Check the FAQs on Curtin's, ECU's, Murdoch's, Notre Dame's and UWA's early offer pages.

    If you still have questions, contact the universities directly on the contact details listed there.