Access, Participation and Partnerships

Application and admission process

How do I apply?

To apply for the High Achiever Program 2016, you will need to submit an application.

Applications for the 2016 High Achiever Program have now CLOSED.

You will receive written notification of the application outcome by early February 2016. You will need to decide which unit(s) you would like to enrol in. Generally you will only be permitted to study one unit per semester. You will need to consult the section on units offered in 2016 in order to complete the application form.

How do we select students?

Shortly after the closing date, the admissions committee will review applicants' documentation and, if necessary, contact schools and principals for further information regarding an application. Students will be assessed as to their suitability for their selected unit(s) in accordance with the stipulated pre-requisite or co-requisite TCE/IB subjects.

If the unit is not available, we will contact all applicants and discuss alternative units or the option of withdrawal.

The University will provide written notification of the outcome of your application, whether successful or unsuccessful, by early February 2016. NOTE: If you wish to change units once you have enrolled please contact the enrolments team at the University of Tasmania and identify yourself as a HAP student. You must not change your enrolment online.

What happens after Year 12?

Enrolment in the High Achiever Program while you are studying year 11 or 12 is not the same as being admitted to a degree program at the University of Tasmania. This means that you will need to apply for entrance to the University as a Year 12 leaver through the normal procedures if you wish to gain a place in a degree program at the University of Tasmania on completion of your Year 12 studies.


As the studies being undertaken in the High Achiever Program are standard University of Tasmania units, students who are successful in achieving a pass grade or higher will be eligible to apply for credit towards a relevant degree program. Once you have been granted credit towards the degree for which you have applied, you have a number of options:

  • Accelerate your studies - start on second year units during your first year at University
  • Broaden your studies - undertake an extra first-year unit in an area of interest
  • Reduce your study load - as you will have less than a full-time load, you have the opportunity to undertake some work experience, or pursue other personal interests.
Please note you will still be required to apply to the University as a Year 12 leaver, even after completing a number of University units in the High Achiever Program.