Year 11 Entry Pathway

In 2021, we’ll be extending our Year 11 Entry Pathway to this year’s Year 12 cohort. 

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Launched in 2020, this pathway offers current Year 12 students who meet the eligibility criteria added peace of mind by giving them the opportunity to enter one of our many undergraduate degrees based on their Year 11 results.

But don't let this reassurance turn into relaxation. Some Year 12 requirements do still apply, as outlined below. The traditional selection rank and subject-based entry pathways are still available, so it's definitely in your best interests to continue giving your 2021 studies your full effort.

Registration is now closed. 

A few key changes for entry in 2022

  • The number of degrees that can be applied for via this entry pathway has been expanded. View the eligible degrees and grade bands.
  • This entry pathway is now available to current Year 12 students from all schools in the Northern Territory. In addition to all South Australian schools and select border NSW and Victorian schools. Check if your school is eligible.
  • Students must have achieved at least A/B or IB-equivalent Year 11 grades to be considered for entry via this pathway.

Plus, we have a new submission process

  1. Registration is now closed. 
  2. Lodge your SATAC application with an eligible University of Adelaide degree as your first preference before 5:00PM Tuesday, 24 August 2021. SATAC applications open early August. Note: We will assess your highest eligible university of Adelaide preference as at 5:00pm Tuesday August 24th under this scheme, however we still recommend listing your preferred degree under this scheme as your first preference in order to guarantee that this will be the preference assessed.  
  3. Your school will provide us with your Year 11 subject results. 
  4. Early conditional offers will be made by the University direct to eligible applicants in late September 2021.  

Rest assured, our submission portal will be highly secure, in keeping with our IT security policy. And all student information provided will only be used by our Admissions team to assess eligibility for offers.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us at start@adelaide.edu.au should you have any questions regarding the pathway or submission process.

FAQs

  • Which of my year 11 grades will be used?

    We ask that all your Year 11 grades are provided to us by your school where possible, including your Research Project grade  and any Stage 1 or equivalent subjects you might have completed in other years (excluding PLP). The best 4 grades will be used to consider your eligibility. 

  • What’s the eligibility criteria?

    In order to be eligible for this pathway, you must meet the following criteria:

    1. Currently be completing Year 12 at an eligible school 
    2. Have completed Year 11 with sufficient grades to gain entry into the preferred degree
    3. Register your details via our online form by 5:00pm, Tuesday August 24th 2021
    4. Lodge your SATAC Application with an eligible University of Adelaide degree as your first preference before 5:00pm, Tuesday August 24th. Note: We will assess your highest eligible university of Adelaide preference as at 5:00pm Tuesday August 24th under this scheme, however we still recommend listing your preferred degree under this scheme as your first preference in order to guarantee that this will be the preference assessed.  
    5. In order to redeem your early conditional offer, you must complete Year 12 in 2021, receive a selection rank, and meet any pre-requisites for your offered degree
  • Which degrees are excluded?

    Our alternative Year 11-based entry pathway applies to all our undergraduate degrees, with the exception of competitive programs (i.e. those in which places are limited, so or offered according to additional, merit-based criteria). A list of the exempt degrees can be found below:

    • Bachelor of Dental Surgery
    • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
    • Bachelor of Nursing (Pre-registration)
    • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Hons)
    • Bachelor of Oral Health
    • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons)
    • Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Hons)
    • Bachelor of Science (Veterinary Bioscience).
    • Honours Degree of Bachelor of Science in High Performance Computational Physics
  • Who is it open to?

    This alternative entry pathway will be available to all South Australian schools and select regional schools bordering Victoria and New South Wales, as well as schools in the Northern Territory. Check to see if your school is eligible.

  • What does an early conditional offer mean?

    In order to redeem your offer, you will need to meet certain conditions. 

    Degrees that have pre-requisites will require you to pass these subjects in 2021 to redeem your offer. You will also be required to complete your Year 12 in 2021 and achieve a selection rank. 

  • Where can I find out if I have achieved the required year 11 grades for the 'band' of degree I want to apply for?

    Check to see if your year 11 grades meet the required grades for your chosen degree.

  • Do I still need to receive a selection rank?

    Yes, you are still required to complete high school and receive a selection rank.

  • Do I still need to sit my exams?

    Yes, you are still required to complete high school and receive a selection rank.

  • What if I receive an offer based on year 11 grades but would like to apply for a degree that is not included as part of this initiative?

    If you receive an offer based on your year 11 grades, you can still change your preferences to put a different degree that is not part of this pathway as your first preference. We will then consider you for a place in that degree in the normal offer round, but you can be assured that you still have that previous offer waiting for you.

    Just remember that applications for some of our competitive degrees, like Medicine, close at the end of September. (Note: application deadlines for international students may be different so please check the closing date for your preferred program/s).

    Note: We will assess your highest eligible university of Adelaide preference as at 5:00pm Tuesday August 24th under this scheme, however we still recommend listing your preferred degree under this scheme as your first preference in order to guarantee that this will be the preference assessed.  

  • If I receive an offer as part of this scheme, what happens next?

    The early offer letter you get from us will have all the information you need. You will also receive an email from our team, later in the year, with information on how to enrol.

  • What if the degree I want to apply for has prerequisites?

    You still need to complete the SACE Stage 2 (IB, VCE, HSC or NTCE) prerequisite subjects and may be given a conditional offer based on you receiving a passing grade in these subjects.

  • I am an international student, is this entry pathway available to me?

    If you have completed year 11 in Australia and currently attend one of the eligible schools, this entry pathway does apply to you.

  • What if I completed Year 12 subjects in 2020, or Year 11 subjects in 2019?

    If you were enrolled in Year 11 in 2020 and will complete Year 12 in 2021, this pathway applies to you, even if you took some Year 11 subjects in other years. Only your year 11 subjects will be taken into consideration for this pathway.

  • What if I am completing my research project as part of my Year 12 in 2021?

    If you haven't completed your research project in Year 11, this pathway will still apply to you, and we will use your completed year 11 subjects to assess your eligibility. Note that you must complete year 12 in 2021 in order to redeem your offer, which includes completion of the research project.

  • Can I still choose to defer if I use this pathway?

    Once your offer is formalised through SATAC, you can defer your place as with any other entry pathway.