Adjustment factors add additional 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, adjustment factors can in some cases automatically provide the extra boost your application needs.
Learn more about adjustment factors
Some courses will need you to have previous knowledge in one or more subjects. These are known as either subject prerequisites, assumed knowledge or recommended studies.
Subject prerequisites are usually the subjects you should have completed in your final years of secondary school (Year 12 or equivalent) to a certain achievement level.
You can find your the subject prerequisites for your chosen course by visiting the relevant course page.
Choose a course and view its subject prerequisites
Some courses require additional information or material from you alongside your application. These are known as course-specific requirements.
Examples can include:
- attending an audition
- attending an interview
- submitting a portfolio
- providing a written statement.
You can find out if your course has specific requirements by visiting the relevant course page.
Find your course and check its requirements
English language proficiency
You may need to demonstrate your English language proficiency if:
English is not your first language
you have not undertaken Year 12 study or higher in English and in an approved English-speaking country.
You can prove your English proficiency by providing us with evidence of your previous studies or qualifications, or by achieving a certain score in a relevant English language test.
View our English proficiency requirements
If you don’t meet the entry requirements
It’s OK if your selection rank isn’t high enough to gain entry to your chosen course. There are many ways for you to study with us.
First, check if you are eligible for any adjustment factors.
Visit our adjustment factors page
You should also view our list of admission pathways and entry schemes, which detail the different ways you can enter ACU based on your background, student type and experience.
Choose which pathways or entry schemes may apply to you
If you haven’t already done so, it’s time to check the specific entry requirements for the courses you are most interested in.
You can view the full list of entry requirements on the relevant course page, as well as instructions on how to apply.
Go to our course finder
Return to the undergraduate students application page
Ready to complete your application? Return to the future undergraduate students page to follow the next steps of your application journey.
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Confused? Talk to us
You can reach out to us at AskACU or student support if you have any questions about our undergraduate entry requirements.
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