Year 12 student entry

ACU offers a range of entry schemes and programs which can help you into your dream course.

Pathway programs

Didn’t get the score you needed? Successful completion of a pathway course can help you gain entry into your chosen ACU degree.

Bonus points schemes

ACU has a number of bonus points' schemes available to eligible applicants. Bonus points are added to your ATAR/OP/Rank to give you a new adjusted entry score.

ACU Special Admissions Program

This program allows school principals to recommend students who they believe to be capable of completing the specified tertiary degree, despite not receiving an ATAR or a limited ATAR, as a result of extenuating circumstances

Early Achievers' Program (EAP)

Be recognised for your leadership and contributions to the community and gain early acceptance into ACU.

Schools Recommendation Scheme

The Schools Recommendation Scheme (SRS) offers early entry to domestic school leavers currently completing an Australian year 12 or International Baccalaureate qualification in Australia.

Elite Athlete and Performer Program

The Elite Athlete and Performer Program has been designed to support students in maintaining sporting and performance excellence while undertaking university studies.

Passion for Business - Early Entry Program

Passion for Business is an early entry program designed to nurture your learning passion and give you a step up in your future business career.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Special Entry Scheme

If you are an Indigenous Australian and apply for entry to an undergraduate program at ACU, you may be given special entry based on your potential to succeed in the relevant course.

ACU Edge – UAC only

ACU Edge is an early entry scheme which enables current Year 12 school leavers to receive an early offer to courses on the Strathfield, North Sydney and Canberra campuses.