You can apply directly to USC for an undergraduate place if you are:
- A current TPP student
- A former TPP student who has had an enrolment in TPP in the previous two years
Applicants can apply online. Start your application by clicking the button on the right.
Refer to the Online Applications Guide for help completing your application.
Check application dates for the due date. Late applications may be accepted only for programs that remain open.
Students who studied TPP more than two years ago should apply through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).
- How is TPP used to gain entry to a program?
- What is a Grade Point Average (GPA)?
- What is a Selection Rank?
- Regional Preference Scheme
- Can I get direct entry into all undergraduate degree programs after completing TPP?
- Listing your preferences
- Other qualifications
Your final grades for TPP are used to determine a selection rank. This is done by using your course grades to calculate your Grade Point Average and converting this to a Selection Rank.
A Grade Point Average (GPA) is the average of all final grades obtained by a student for courses completed within a program. At USC, GPAs are worked out on a 7 point scale, the best possible GPA is a 7. TPP students would need to earn High Distinctions (HD) for all courses to have a GPA of 7.
To find out more about Grade Point Averages refer to the Grades and Grade Point Average (GPA)- Academic Policy.
Students applying for university study are assigned separate selection ranks based on each of their prior qualifications such as previous secondary school and tertiary results, work experience or bridging and preparatory studies.
A selection rank of 1 is the lowest and 99 is the highest (a selection rank of 99 is the equivalent of an OP 1). The selection rank assigned based on your TPP bridging studies is determined by your Grade Point Average and the number of courses studied. Students may have other selection ranks if they have completed other qualifications or have relevant work experience.
TPP students are eligible for two adjustment points as a part of the Regional Preference Scheme. Under this scheme, two bonus points will be added to a student's selection rank for eligible students.
No, some high demand degree programs, such as the Bachelor of Midwifery and the Bachelor of Dietetics, have program cut-offs that are too high to achieve with TPP study.
Your selection rank must be high enough to meet the minimum selection threshold required in order to be considered for direct entry. You must also meet any subject prerequisites and English language requirements for the program you want to study.
The online application form allows for three program preferences. Put your most preferred program in the 1st position. It is recommended that you then list programs in the 2nd and 3rd place that will be a pathway to your preferred program.
For preference advice, contact Student Central.
If you have other qualifications that you want assessed for a Selection Rank you should provide copies of the documents so that the qualifications can be verified. Suitable documents would be a certificate of completion and a transcript of results. Students may be awarded a selection rank based on the documented qualifications. Each eligible qualification will receive a separate selection rank. Selection ranks from separate qualifications are not added together.
After your final TPP grades are released at the end of semester, Student Services and Engagement will calculate your Grade Point Average based on your grades and then convert this to a Selection Rank. Check the Academic Calendar for the date results are released.
Additional Selection Ranks will also be determined for applicants who provide evidence of completion of other qualifications or work experience.
Applicants may need to demonstrate that they meet other entry requirements such as subject pre-requisites and English language ability for those from non-English speaking backgrounds. To find the program entry requirements check the 'Why study this program?' tab for the programs in which you are interested.
If your highest Selection Rank is equal to or higher than the minimum selection threshold required for your preferred program and you meet any other entry requirements such as subject pre-requisites, you will be eligible for an offer for that program.
If you do not meet the requirements for your first preference we will look to your second and third preferences. If you do not meet the requirements for any of your listed preferences we will contact you to discuss your options.
Offers are made as soon as possible after grade release and entry requirements for programs are known. In the admissions period for Semester 1, it can take several weeks with multiple offer rounds before all offers are made to TPP students applying for undergraduate places. In the admissions period for Semester 2 and Session 8 (Summer), most offers can be made within a week of grade release.
A formal offer of an undergraduate place will be sent via email to your USC student email address.
Students can follow the steps in the Getting Started Guide to accept their offer, complete their compulsory To-Do List forms and enrol online in USC Central. Visit USC Central Guide for instructions on how to use USC Central.
Students can also choose to defer their offer of undergraduate study on USC Central. Students can defer their place for up to two years.
For more information about deferring your studies, visit How to defer.
If you are a deferred applicant, visit How to take up your deferred place.
For more information please contact Student Central.