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Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Change of preference information sessions

Choosing a university is a big decision. Australian Catholic University’s (ACU’s) Know Your Options Information Sessions will help make it a little easier.

Prospective students can talk to experts about course and career journeys, learn about alternative entry and pathways, explore our campus, and meet staff and students.

Bring your questions and ACU will help you get the answers you need including:

What is change of preference?

Change of preference period is the last chance for you to change your list of course preferences once you have your ATAR/OP result. It’s a time to be realistic about your course preferences and consider your pathway options.

What if I didn’t get the result required for my chosen degree?

Don’t panic. Consider your pathway options, do some research and change your list of preferences to include courses that may have a lower requirement. Make sure you attend an information session at your closest campus for further information.

How do I change my preference?

Now that you have your result, log in to the relevant university admissions centre website (VTAC in Victoria, UAC in NSW and ACT, and QTAC in Queensland) and consider the order of your course preferences. You should only apply for courses you are interested in, motivated to study and believe you can do well at. Always put your top choice first, and list the next options in the order of your preference.

Also check that you meet the prerequisites and extra requirements of each course on your preference list.

What if I don’t get an offer?

Contact ACU directly to learn more about direct entry options, midyear intakes and alternative pathways to university.

If you have any questions, get in touch with us by visiting

Upcoming Know Your Options Information Sessions

Melbourne Campus, Tuesday 13 December 2016, 12 – 4pm
Ballarat Campus, Wednesday 14 December 2016, 5 – 7pm
Brisbane Campus, Monday 19 December 2016, 3.30 – 6pm
Canberra Campus, Monday 19 December 2016, 5.30 – 7pm
North Sydney Campus, Wednesday 4 January 2017, 9am – 1pm
Strathfield Campus, Thursday 5 January 2017, 9am – 1pm

University admissions centres

Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC)
Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC)
Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) – NSW and ACT