Helping Your Child Apply to University
Applications for admission to undergraduate degrees at all South Australian universities are made through SATAC (South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre).
Your child may apply for entry to up to six different degrees, listed in order of preference, from most desired to least desired. Even if there is only one degree they have a strong preference for, we recommend they list more than one program on their application.
If your son or daughter is not offered entrance to their first preference, they may be accepted into a second or third preference that may allow them to study similar courses and even possibly transfer to their favoured degree after a successful first year. Applications are made on the SATAC website.
Copies of the SATAC University Guide, published in July/August each year, are sent to all secondary schools for distribution to students. This guide provides comprehensive information on the tertiary institutions, degrees offered and application procedures, including deadlines for applying. Copies are also available from most newsagents.