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What Do I Need to Get In?

There are many ways to be accepted to study at the University of Adelaide.

Most students use their high school qualification and start after finishing Year 12. If that doesn't apply to you, check out our non-school leavers page which has info on alternative entry pathways and criteria.

Admission to all of our degrees is limited by quota (in other words, class size) so academic merit is used to determine entry.

If you've done Year 12 and obtained your high school certificate (SACE or interstate equivalent), your ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) is normally used to determine merit. Bonus points can also be added to your university aggregate before your final ATAR score is calculated.

Some courses (for example Medicine and Dentistry) also have additional entrance criteria or pre-requisites such as the Undergraduate Medical and Health Sciences Admission Test (UMAT), and others (for example Music) have interviews or auditions.


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