Schools Recommendation Program

No matter what happens, we have a place for you at the University of Tasmania.

Together with your schools, we've introduced a program to help year 12 students get ahead. This allows you to apply early for our range of exciting, diverse courses. It also means that you’ll receive your offers much earlier in the year.


Applications for 2023 through the Schools Recommendation Program are now open.

Some courses, called quota courses, are highly competitive and work differently. Read more below.

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

Your application will be assessed once your ATAR is released, and will not be assessed through the Schools Recommendation Program.

Paramedicine 

You offer will be assessed for this course based on your ATAR, and not through the Schools Recommendation Program.

Bachelor of Health Science (Medical Radiation Science)

You will be assessed for this course based on your ATAR, and not through the Schools Recommendation Program.

Don't worry. You can get in touch with our schools relationship team on 1300 363 864, there will be prompts for a year 12 student or parent of a year 12.

This program works as an alternate means of entry alongside the ATAR and the Certificate of Education.

We recommend you continue with your planned course of study. Your ATAR may allow you to qualify for a greater range of study options. It will also ensure you’re are assessed for academic merit-based tuition scholarships.

Applicants must be:

  • In year 12 in 2022
  • Completing a Certificate of Education, or the International Baccalaureate (IB) at a High School or Secondary College
  • Be intending to complete their final year of study, undertaking exams, where offered, for all chosen subjects

If you don’t meet the criteria for an early offer, you may be offered a pathway program. These will ensure you are well supported to complete your chosen bachelor’s degree in the same timeframe.

We will contact you to discuss your options after your application has been assessed.

Students apply online directly to the University of Tasmania via our eApplication portal.

Applications to the Schools Recommendation Program are now closed for 2022. Application dates for 2023 can be found below in the 2022 key dates FAQ.

You can select five preferences within the program. These can include any combination of courses that will be eligible for early offers and quota courses. However, quota courses are not applicable for an early offer.

You can only receive one offer at a time but you can then move new preferences above your current offer to be considered for another offer. Students can receive up to five offers in total.

As we recognise and respect your teachers’ insights into your learning, progress and achievements, they will help us provide the best overall evaluation, taking into account more than just formal assessments that would calculate your ATAR. Criteria for the program will include factors such as your Year 11 results, and an assessment of capabilities and the perspectives of those who have taught you most recently.

For some of our courses, there may be subjects that you need to study in school. These are called prerequisites. You’ll be advised in your offer letters if there are any prerequisite subjects for your chosen degree. If you aren't doing the required subject in Year 12, don't worry, we offer foundation units so you can catch up before you start.

For more information, refer to foundation units.

If you’re applying for a course such as Music, Fine Arts or Theatre and Performance, you may need to provide a portfolio or undertake an online audition. Your university contact will be in touch to discuss this.

The final offer round for 2023 applications is Friday, 7th October once your recommendation has been received from your school. If you’re not successful for your first preference, you will be considered for another preference or receive an offer to a pathway program.

If you do not receive an offer in this round, you will be automatically assessed based on your ATAR once this has been released.

Applications open 30 June and can be submitted until 7 October, and offers will continue to be released in rounds, up until 3 November 2022

  • Round 1 applications close: 1 August
    *Get your application in by 1 August to be eligible for a main round offer
  • Round 1 offers: 25-26 August
  • Round 2 applications close: 2 September
  • Round 2 offers: 29 September
  • Final round applications close: 7 October
  • Final Round offers: 3 November

Download our handy timeline document (PDF 196.9 KB)

You can potentially receive one offer in every offer round if you change your preferences before each offer round. Make sure that the new course you want to be assessed for is your first preference.

You’ll need to finish your year 12 studies. There may also be some conditions to offers, which your university contact will be able to discuss with you. You may also have conditions to pass specific subjects in Year 12 if your chosen degree has pre-requisites. This will be outlined in your offer letter.

Yes, the usual processes for accommodation and scholarships will apply.

Yes. Deferrals are available on a request basis through the application portal. Not all courses offer a deferral, but if eligible it will show in the application portal.

They are valid for one year.

Due to Australian privacy laws, information about a student’s application through the Recommendation Program will not be disclosed to a third party without written and signed consent.

Applicants (year 12 students) can contact their university contact to request a ‘consent to release’ form. This must be completed by a parent/guardian, then signed by the student and returned to the University. This will then be stored on file and both the student and his or her nominees can discuss the application with the University.

If a parent/guardian is not listed as an authorised person on the application, unfortunately we will not be permitted to disclose any information.

Deadlines for schools to submit recommendations are;

  • 12 August
  • 16 September
  • 21 October

Please contact us via the 'Who can I contact for further information?' section above.

Yes, you’re automatically assessed for entry into the Catalyst Program when you apply to study with us and we will contact you to confirm your eligibility closer to semester start.

Yes. You can enter the double degree you’re interested in when you apply. Learn more at double degrees.

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