Admission pathways

The path from Year 12 to university is not the only way into ACU – far from it. In fact, up to half of our students did not come straight from school. No matter your background, schooling or experience, our admission pathways can help you to meet the entry requirements of your chosen course.

Learn about the entry options available to help you follow your dreams.

One journey, many pathways

ACU admission pathways

Start here, go anywhere. Choose from one of the options below to begin viewing the admission pathways most relevant to you.

Choose your pathway or entry program

The right pathway for you depends on your highest qualification. Find your shortlist of available pathways and entry programs by telling us about your recent schooling, education or experiences, including:

  • recent secondary education
  • vocational education and training
  • higher education
  • work and life experience.

Pick your pathway or entry program

I did not get the ATAR / OP / rank

It's OK if your final school result wasn't what you were hoping for. We've got your back. Use our list of alternative entry pathways to assess your options and create a plan.

View your alternative entry options

Other admission pathways

ACU admission pathways

I am an elite athlete or performer

Reach for the top in everything you do. If you’re a competitive athlete or performer, you can accelerate your success with the early entry Elite Athlete and Performer Program (EAPP).  

Get set

I help my community

We want to help you help others. If you’re already getting out there and making positive change in your community, we invite you to apply for the early entry Community Achiever Program (CAP).

Embrace for impact

I am an international applicant

We offer a range of international pathways for applicants applying to study in Australia from overseas. Find out the best way for you to study your desired undergraduate course down under. 

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Important dates and deadlines

Learn about the key dates on the academic calendar, including application deadlines, census dates and the release of class timetables.

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Credit and prior learning

If you've already studied at university level or have significant relevant work experience, you can apply for credit.

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Widening participation

Our programs enable primary and secondary students to engage with higher education, access ACU and succeed once they’re here.

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International student support

Our international team is happy to help you with any questions about arriving, living and studying in Australia.

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