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The following page lists some questions commonly asked about the High Achiever Program. If you think of a question that is not answered here, please don't hesitate to contact us.
The only costs you will be liable for are any textbooks/stationery costs, and transport costs to and from the University. Students studying under the High Achiever Program will not be liable for HECS.
No. When you have completed your Year 11/12 studies, you will need to apply to the University as a normal Year 12 leaver. However you can apply for credit for the units you have studied.
Yes, the great thing about the High Achiever Program as it gives you a great introduction into what University is all about and the opportunity to interact with other University students.
Yes, the assessment for these units will be exactly the same as if you were a University student and you will be required to submit assignments by the due date and sit exams during the assigned exam period along with your fellow class members.
If you are having problems meeting the deadlines for the internal assessment it might be a good idea to talk to your High Achiever Liaison Officer. It is possible to get extensions if there is very good reason and they will be able to assist you in looking into this option. However it is very important when participating in the High Achiever program that you have good time management and don't leave everything to the last minute.
No, you are most welcome to wear what ever you feel comfortable in. You may feel more at ease in casual clothes.
Yes. Even though HAP students are not liable for HECS they still need to fill out the online eCAF form prior to census date. This form can be found on the eStudent Centre.
If you don't have a Tax File Number you can skip this question when completing the eCAF. You can supply your TFN at a later date.
It is very important to check your UTAS email account regularly as this is the main mode of communication used by the University and you don't want to miss out on any important information.
The minimum amount of HAP units that can count towards the ATAR is 1 x 12.5% unit. Please note, 1 x 12.5% HAP unit is only equal to half a TCE subject.
The maximum amount of HAP units that can count towards the ATAR is 2 x 12.5% units.
Yes, they are able to study more than 2 x 12.5% HAP units and still receive the HECS waiver. There is no limit to the amount of units students can study under the HECS scholarship but only 2 x 12.5% units will count towards the ATAR. If students study more than 2 x 12.5% HAP units the best 2 results will be counted towards the ATAR.
Yes, second year units count toward the ATAR, within the limit of 2 x 12.5% total.
Yes, you can. We encourage all students who are interested in the program to apply. As an International Student there are fees involved and for the 2013 High Achiever Program the set fee for all units is $1200. For more information on how to apply, please see the International Students page.
Authorised by the Director, Centre for University Pathways and Partnerships
8 March, 2013