Universities set to release course offers for potential students

Course offers: UAC will release the main round of university offers next Wednesday. Picture: Fairfax
Course offers: UAC will release the main round of university offers next Wednesday. Picture: Fairfax

Many students going into their first year of university will be sweating on course offers next week – with more than 50,000 applicants finding out if they’ve received a main round offer to study at university this year.

Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) expects over 40,000 offers will be made in the main round of offers next Wednesday, by universities located in NSW and ACT. 

In the 2016 main round, 44,344 offers were made, representing about 44 per cent of the total offers made for the year.

Applicants can check if they have an offer on the My UAC mobile app or on UAC’s website at uac.edu.au/undergraduate/offers from 6pm on Wednesday. UAC general manager of marketing and engagement Kim Paino said while the main round was the largest offer round, many students had already received an offer to study at university this year.

“Universities have been making many more early offers than they once did, and UAC has already released over 10,000 offers to Year 12 students this year. The good news is that lots of our applicants will be approaching the main round with less anxiety knowing they already have an offer.”

UAC will also release details of courses that still have vacancies after the main round, for those applicants still trying for a place at university this year. To be included in later offer rounds, applications must be submitted by Friday January 20, and preferences locked in by midnight on Wednesday January 25.