There is more than one way to bake a cake, cook an egg, peel an orange … and get into university.
This is the message from Australian Catholic University (ACU) for anyone who didn’t get the school results they were looking for.
There are many different pathways into uni and many programs that aim to ensure equitable access – they help students to overcome barriers that may be preventing from taking the next step to tertiary education and achieving a lifelong dream.
ACU teaching graduate Anna Huyhn has some great advice for people who might be dealing with the unexpected.
“Life often throws curve balls at you and takes you in weird and wonderful directions. I took a non-traditional route to ACU but it has all worked out for the best. Please remember there are always options,” she said.
To take an alternative path into ACU here the top five things to know:
There are many different entry schemes, depending on your educational background, financial situation, and your motivation for choosing a particular course.
We offer a range of pathways that are open to both school leavers and mature-age students.
If you don’t qualify for alternative entry, you can apply for a related course with a slightly lower ATAR/OP cutoff and transfer into your preferred course with your first-year university results taken into account.
Another option is to do an Associate Degree, Diploma, Certificate or VET qualification at ACU and use your grades and the subjects you study to help you gain entry into a Bachelor course.