Thank you for dropping in on the Passion for Law Program offered by the Thomas More Law School at ACU. This early offer program is now closed.

Now adding criminology and criminal justice to our law degrees

In its place ACU has established an exciting new entry pathway into the Law School. This pathway is open for eligible applicants including current year 12 students, recent school leavers and non-school leavers. The pathway provides opportunities to apply for Law courses and for the proposed innovative Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice degree.* Both degrees are offered in the Thomas More Law School and have a number of double degree combinations to give you a breadth of knowledge in your key areas of interest and to expand your career options.

New pathway

ACU Guarantee Program 2022 Entry

All Thomas More Law School Criminology and Law degrees

Current Year 12 (2021) students are eligible to apply for the ACU Guarantee Program.

The ACU Guarantee program offers eligible Year 12 students a place at ACU based on your Year 11 results, so you guarantee your place at ACU, even before your Year 12 exams have started.

By assessing your Year 11 results, we can give you a predicted selection rank and make you an offer before you sit your HSC/VCE/QCE. Of course, your final exams still matter – and you still need to finish Year 12 to validate your offer – but you can tackle them comforted by the fact that you already have a place in your university degree of choice.

Register your interest

Applications for both Criminology and Law degrees under the ACU Guarantee Program will open later this year.

If you would like to be notified of updates and information about important dates and events of interest to the broad justice community, please Register your interest here.

(*The Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice degree and its associated suite of double degrees, which are in the process of approval within ACU, are proposed to commence in Semester One 2022.)

“I am excited and honoured to have been appointed as an Associate to Justice Ginnane in the Supreme Court of Victoria. This role presents an unparalleled opportunity to learn from a great legal mind firsthand, while further developing the knowledge and skills required to successfully transition into legal practice.”

Connor Beattie
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

Eligibility and admission criteria

You can apply for admission to the P4L program if you meet the following entry requirements:

  • you are a Year 12 student currently studying in Australia or have recently completed year 12;

you also meet the minimum Year 12 English Language requirement for your State:- New South Wales

  • Prerequisites: English (Standard) (Band 3) or English as an Additional Language (EAL) (Band 4)


  • Prerequisites: English (4, SA) at year 12 level


  • Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 30 in English as an Additional Language (EAL) or 25 in any other English.

Successful applicants to the P4L program typically achieve an academic ranking in the upper quartile in their final year results.

Eligible P4L courses

  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science/Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Business Administration/Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Global Studies
  • Bachelor of Philosophy/Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Psychological Science/Bachelor of Laws *
  • Bachelor of Theology/Bachelor of Laws
*Bachelor of Psychological Science/Bachelor of Laws is not available in Brisbane.

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