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USC’s Early Offer Guarantee means you could receive an offer to study at USC as early as August, long before ATARs and final results are released. You can beat the stress of getting into uni knowing you’re sorted for 2022.

How does it work?

The offer is made based on your school Principal's recommendation and is independent of your Year 12 results. Your Principal will consider your academic performance, as well as your motivation, talents, passions and abilities to see if these are a match for success at university. If your Principal recommends you for the Early Offer Guarantee, then as long as you have met the prerequisites and other program specific requirements for your chosen degree, you’ll receive an early offer to study an eligible program at USC.

All offers made before the last day of school will be conditional on you completing Year 12, so make sure you keep going to school and do your best in your exams.


  • 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 rounds in December or 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?


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.

Remember, you need to meet all the subject prerequisites and other program specific requirements for your chosen program.

Exceptions: The Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Accelerated), Bachelor of Dietetics, Bachelor of Medical Science, Bachelor of Midwifery and Bachelor of Music are not available via this program.


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


Nominate the USC program you want to study. This must match your first preference on your QTAC application. Early Offer Guarantee offers are only made for Semester One; however you can defer your place for a maximum of two years.


Submit your application, with a copy of your most recent progress report or report card, to your school coordinator before 11 October 2021.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 QTAC website and search ‘teacher entry’. If you are applying for Nursing Science, you must submit a declaration about how you meet the English language proficiency requirements. QTAC will send you information about how to submit your declaration. Make sure you also submit your QTAC application to QTAC.


We will be making offers on Fridays between 20 August and 15 October and then again on Friday 19 November. When your application has been finalised, you will receive notifications via email from QTAC and 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.

If you receive your offer between August and October, it will be conditional on you completing Year 12 so make sure you keep going to school and complete your exams.

If you have applied for one of the following programs, your offer will also be conditional on meeting the subject prerequisites and other program specific requirements, as all students must meet these before commencing study:

  • Computer Science
  • Education (all programs)
  • Engineering (all programs)
  • Laws (all programs)
  • Nursing Science
  • Occupational Therapy (Honours)

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


Contact Student Central.

Learn about USC’s Early Offer Guarantee program, helping Year 12 students get into uni, sooner.

Early Offer Guarantee (PDF)

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