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All boys in Form VI have been asked to pick up their copy of the UAC Guide to University Courses for 2019 from Mr Whild in SB10. Applications for Semester 1, 2019, are now open. The early bird closing date for university applications is Friday 28 September 2018.

ATARs and Adjustment Factors The UAC advises that universities have a number of schemes that allow for adjustment factors that may mean applicants receive an offer to a course even though they have an ATAR below the published cut-off. Examples include pupils with a strong performance in HSC subjects and those who have applied for consideration through an EAS (Educational Access Scheme).

Scholarships Application forms for university scholarships are available online at: www.usyd.edu.au/scholarships/index for the University of Sydney; www.scholarships.unsw.edu.au for UNSW; www.uts.edu.au for UTS and for Macquarie University www.mq.edu.au/study/undergraduate/. Scholarship applications generally close at the end of September or the beginning of October 2018, so boys must act now. Once the application form is downloaded from the university website, a school statement of support may be required and this is obtained through your son’s Housemaster. As the School is on holiday after Wednesday 26 September, boys must act now on their scholarship applications and if they require a statement of support or reference from their Housemaster, the request must be made to their Housemaster by 3pm on Tuesday 4 September.

Educational Access Schemes These schemes are for applicants to university who have experienced long-term (normally for at least six months) educational disadvantage. To qualify, applicants must demonstrate that their educational performance during Form V and/or Form VI has been seriously affected by circumstances beyond their control. Information is at www.uac.edu.au.

UNSW Open Day This day is an opportunity for boys and parents to meet faculty representatives and tour the campus. UNSW (www.openday.unsw.edu.au) on Saturday 1 September.

Schoology Career and course information and updates are on Schoology.

Careers and courses information is also available from Mr Whild in SB10 at pjw@sydgram.nsw.edu.au

Mr P.J. Whild


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