It’s time to make your move. Will you step up? If you’ve finished secondary education at any point over the past two years, we have a range of pathways and entry programs available to help you study with us.
You are considered a recent secondary education applicant if:
We have a range of pathways and entry programs available to you depending on your interests, history of volunteering or sporting achievement, schooling location and personal background.
A pathway is an extra qualification or test you take in addition to your application that helps you meet your course entry requirements.
An entry program is a way of boosting the success of your first application if you meet certain criteria with your schooling or personal background.
* The two-year time period does not include the current year. Applicants who finished Year 12 in 2016, for example, would qualify for the 2019 study year.
You should explore these pathways if recent secondary education is your highest qualification.
If you have any additional qualifications, such as VET, previous higher education study or work experience, you should visit one of the following pathway pages:
Adjustment factors add extra points to your selection rank depending on your personal background, performance in certain subjects, or what school you went to.
If your entry score isn’t high enough for admission into your chosen course, in some cases adjustment factors can automatically provide the extra boost your application needs.
Applicants from NSW and ACT are eligible for an early offer to ACU through the Schools Recommendation Scheme (SRS).
To learn more about the scheme and check your eligibility, view our SRS page.
We offer a range of pathways for our future students who identify as Indigenous Australians.
Check out these pathways by visiting our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander pathways page.
Great leaders make more great leaders. If you have a track record of volunteering for a local community, sports club or social cause, you could enjoy early entry and leadership development opportunities through our Community Achiever Program (CAP).
You can learn more about the program and find out how to apply by visiting our CAP page.
If you have excelled as an athlete or performer, you can achieve academic excellence through the Elite Athlete and Performer Program (EAPP).
You can learn more about the program, including eligibility and how to apply, by visiting our EAPP page.
Grow your entrepreneurial streak with the Passion for Business (P4B) early entry program.
Provided by the Peter Faber Business School, the P4B program offers guaranteed early entry, networking opportunities and the chance to study abroad.
Find out more about the program and see if you’re eligible to apply by visiting our assisted entry into business page.
Accelerate your legal career with the Passion for Law (P4L) early entry program.
The P4L offers guaranteed early entry, networking opportunities, a pro bono program and the chance to study abroad. It is delivered at the Thomas More Law School.
To learn more about the program and find out how to apply, visit our assisted entry into law page.
If you didn’t get the school result you were hoping for, don’t worry. We have a range of alternative pathways and entry programs available to you. There are many ways to get into ACU – and no way is the right way.
To see what options are available for you, visit our alternative entry programs page.
Not all of our pathway options are available to our international students, but we’re working on it.
If you’re based internationally, you can see what pathways are available to you by visiting our international pathways page.
Our friendly team at AskACU and student support are here for any questions you may have about pathways or entry programs.
Call us on 1300 275 228.
Your future starts here. Visit our future undergraduate students page to read our step-by-step application guide.Apply now
Unsure what some of these words mean? We’ve put together a glossary to explain our technical terms in plain English.View glossary
Make sure you’re aware of our undergraduate entry requirements, including where to view specific requirements for your preferred course.Learn more
Didn’t find the right pathway for you? No problem. Return to our list of pathways to see if any others can help you study with us.Back to pathways