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Beat the stress of getting into uni with USC's Early Offer Guarantee program.

The Early Offer Guarantee allows you to secure an offer to study at USC as early as November, before OPs and final results are released.

How does it work?

The offer is made based on your school Principal's recommendation. Your Principal will consider your academic performance, as well as your motivation, talents, passions and abilities to see if they are a match for success at university.

  • Gain early entry to a USC program based on your academic potential, motivation, skills, talents and passion
  • No need to wait for your Year 12 results or the QTAC offer round in January
  • If things haven't gone quite to plan and you're worried about your results, uni is still within reach
  • Start making plans for next year – now!
  • Access USC support services (including career advice) sooner
How do I apply?
Step 1. Choose your program

Choose from more than 100 undergraduate programs on offer at USC. If you're not sure which degree you would like to study, you can use the career directory to help you plan your career path.

Exception: The Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Accelerated), Bachelor of Medical Science, Bachelor of Midwifery and Bachelor of Dietetics are not available via this scheme. If you would like to apply for these programs discuss your options with your school's coordinator as you can still submit an application for your backup preference for the Early Offer Guarantee.

Step 2. Application form

Complete the Early Offer Guarantee application form and meet with your Early Offer Guarantee Coordinator within your school.

Step 3. Nominate your preference

Nominate the USC program you want to study. This must match your first preference on your QTAC application.

Step 4. Submit application

Submit your application, with a copy of your Year 12 Semester 1 school report card, to your school coordinator before 11 October 2019.

If you are applying for an Education program, you must complete an online questionnaire including two written statements. QTAC will send you information about how to complete the questionnaire and statements when you submit your QTAC application. For more information visit the Teacher Entry information on the QTAC website.

Ensure you also submit your QTAC application to QTAC.

Step 5. USC contacts you

USC will contact you via email by 8 November 2019 to confirm that your application has been accepted.

Step 6. Offer letter

You will receive notification of your offer from QTAC on 15 November 2019. Shortly after, you'll receive an offer from USC with all the info you need to enrol in your classes and get ready for a flying start to your first semester at USC.

Exception: If you have applied for one of the following programs, you will receive a conditional offer on 15 November, as we need to ensure that you meet the prerequisites or other requirements for the program. All students must meet the prerequisites prior to commencing study.

  • Computer Science
  • Education (all programs)
  • Engineering (all programs)
  • Laws (all programs)
  • Occupational Therapy (Honours)
  • Recreation and Outdoor Environmental Studies

We will confirm whether you have met the requirements, once Year 12 results are released in December. As long as you have met the prerequisites you will be able to continue in your program.


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