Anh's fast track to ACU

Find out how the ACU Guarantee program helped international student Anh gain early entry into her dream course at ACU.

For many international students completing high school in Australia, the pressure of finishing final exams and then moving on to university studies is an exciting yet nerve-wracking experience.

ACU Guarantee, ACU's early offer program, offers eligible international students studying Year 12 in Australia and International Baccalaureate (IB) students an opportunity to secure a place at ACU based on their Year 11 results.

For first-year Bachelor of Occupational Therapy student Anh, ACU Guarantee provided the assurance of a spot in her dream course, even before she sat her final Year 12 exams in 2021.

For her, the security of having a place at ACU was a huge advantage going into exams.

 “ACU Guarantee eased my worries about getting into university,” Anh said.

“I was able to take my final exams with more confidence and certainty about my future study.”

What made ACU Guarantee stand out for Anh was its focus on the student's personal circumstances and motivation for university study.

“I like the way how the program is organised. It doesn’t only look at your marks, but it also focuses more on you as a person - your capacity, your personality, the ways you cope with your challenges and your circumstances,” Anh said.

“It (ACU Guarantee) gives you a chance to demonstrate what makes you ‘you'.”.

Through ACU Guarantee, Anh was able to explore her study options before officially committing to a course.

“At the time, I was worried about my ability, my English language skills, my future with the degree, the learning environment and lots of other things that you consider when choosing a university,” Anh said.

“Looking back, I had nothing to worry about. My first year has been full of amazing experiences and I get plenty of support from the University, my professors, and my classmates.

“Choosing ACU has been a great decision.”

Her advice for other international students considering whether to apply for an early offer through ACU Guarantee?

“You have nothing to lose! ACU Guarantee is a program that will certainly bring you closer to your desired course. All you need to do is to be yourself!”

Interested in learning more about the ACU Guarantee program? Visit the program page here and discover how you could guarantee your place at ACU, before your Year 12 exams.

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