USC makes offers to more than 2,700 applicants

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Published on 12 January 2012

12 January 2012

More than 2,700 people have been offered places in degree programs at the University of the Sunshine Coast starting Semester 1, 2012.

2,744 places have been offered to date, and that number is expected to exceed 3,000 when Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) offer rounds are completed next month.

USC’s most sought-after degree is its Bachelor of Nursing Science, with 269 offers made. This degree was introduced in 2007 in response to a nationwide shortage of qualified nursing graduates.

There has also been continued demand for places in other health-related degrees, especially Sport and Exercise Science, Paramedic Science, Psychology, Biomedical Science and Nutrition.

The 2,744 offers for places at USC include 2,086 to applicants from the Sunshine Coast and neighbouring regions, along with 421 to residents from other areas of Queensland and more than 200 from interstate.

USC’s Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor Birgit Lohmann congratulated those who received offers today and encouraged them to make the most of this opportunity.

“University study has the potential to be life changing,” Professor Lohmann said.

“Not only does it boost a person’s career prospects, it can lead to long-lasting friendships and business contacts.

“Studying at university also provides great opportunities for work placements, to meet students from around the world and even to travel overseas.”

The major round of offers was released online through QTAC (Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre – www.qtac.edu.au) today.

Enrolment packs from USC will arrive in applicants’ mailboxes over the next few days. Students have until Friday 20 January to respond to this offer round.

Responding promptly to the offer pack will guarantee a place at USC in Semester 1, which will begin on Monday 20 February, after Orientation Week from 13-17 February.

Anyone who has received an offer to study at USC but does not receive an offer pack from the University within the next few days should contact the USC’s Student Administration Office on 5430 2890.

Those who did not receive an offer can still apply for places in USC’s innovative Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP) program, a free program that provides an alternative pathway to university.

— Terry Walsh

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