Published on 4 September 2014
Imagine finishing Year 12 exams and heading off to schoolies safe in the knowledge that you have a guaranteed university offer for next year.
This peace of mind will be provided to students selected for USC's Guaranteed Early Offer Scheme (GEOS), which is being introduced this year exclusively for Year 12s attending any of Gympie’s five high schools.
Under the scheme, students who are recommended to USC by their school principals will receive offers from the University in mid-November, long before Overall Position scores are released in December and the major QTAC offer round is made in January.
USC Gympie manager Graham Young said the University will hold a special information session about the new scheme at its Gympie campus on Cartwright Road on Tuesday 9 September at 5.30pm.
“This scheme builds on the established performance of students at school and will give those who have performed well and have already decided they want to go to university some certainty and peace of mind,” he said.
“They will be able to get their living arrangements and work commitments sorted well in advance, knowing exactly what they’ll be studying and where. And USC will have more time to assist them as they transition from high school to university.”
Further details about the scheme, including how to apply and the required prerequisites, are also available on the USC website at: usc.edu.au/geos
There will be more courses than ever on offer at USC Gympie in 2015. In addition to degrees in Business, Accounting, Primary Education and Nursing Science, next year USC Gympie will offer first-year courses in Arts, Social Science, Psychology, Human Services, Counselling and Social Work.
For students who wish to study other degrees at USC’s main campus at Sippy Downs, a University shuttle bus operates daily during semester.
USC Gympie also offers Tertiary Preparation Pathway courses for non-school leavers wishing to study at university.
— Jane Cameron