Year 12 results are just the beginning

Students still have a few weeks to finalise their university preferences (deadline 6 January 2010) and take advantage of any alternative pathways into their program of choice.  Contact the Student Centre on 08 8303 7335 (country and interstate callers can call toll free on 1800 061 459).
Photo by Randy Larcombe.

Students still have a few weeks to finalise their university preferences (deadline 6 January 2010) and take advantage of any alternative pathways into their program of choice. Contact the Student Centre on 08 8303 7335 (country and interstate callers can call toll free on 1800 061 459).
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Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Don't panic - that's the advice being given to Year 12 students when they receive their results today.

"Many students will go on a roller-coaster ride of emotions when they receive their Year 12 results," says the Manager of the University of Adelaide's Prospective Students Office, Ms Karen Pichlmann.

"While many will be elated with their results, others will find that they haven't achieved the necessary TER (Tertiary Entrance Rank) for entry into their chosen program at uni. Some will have exceeded their expectations, offering up more study opportunities to them.

"Students shouldn't feel as though their current uni preferences and their results have locked them in - that's certainly not the case.

"What students need to bear in mind is that their Year 12 results are just the beginning, not the end."

Ms Pichlmann says that students still have a few weeks to finalise their university preferences (deadline midnight 6 January 2010) and take advantage of any alternative pathways into their program of choice.

"Many students will want to reconsider their first choice of degree for a number of reasons. Our experienced Student Advisers will be available over the coming weeks to answer questions and to talk through the options.

"If a student feels passionately about a particular area of study but has missed out on their first preference, there may be alternative pathways into their program of choice. It's worth talking this through with people who have the understanding and knowledge to assist with these decisions."

For more information about study options or the applications process, members of the public should contact the Student Centre on 08 8303 7335 (country and interstate callers can call toll free on 1800 061 459).

The Student Centre is open during business hours from Monday to Friday until Christmas Day.

Although the University is closed between the Christmas/New Year period, advisers are still available on 30 and 31 December by calling 08 8303 6447.

The University of Adelaide will also hold a Change of Preference Information Evening on Tuesday 5 January.

http://whatsyourpreference.com/infonight/

 

Contact Details

Karen Pichlmann
Email: karen.pichlmann@adelaide.edu.au
Manager
Prospective Students Office
The University of Adelaide
Business: +61 8 8313 3225
Mobile: 0417 806 986


Mr David Ellis
Email: david.ellis@adelaide.edu.au
Website: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/news/
Deputy Director, Media and Corporate Relations
External Relations
The University of Adelaide
Business: +61 8 8313 5414
Mobile: +61 (0)421 612 762