Undergraduate selection 2016
If you're thinking about applying for entry to an undergraduate course it's important you understand how selection works. Our fact sheets explain how the institutions select applicants for their undergraduate courses.
The fact sheets below provide supporting information about aspects of selection referred to in 'Understanding how selection works'.
What is the 2015 cutoff?
The 2015 cutoff is the minimum 2015 year 12 selection rank (equivalent to an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) after any bonus points have been applied) which guaranteed selection into a course/program in semester 1 2016 for applicants competing in the year 12 subquota. The cutoffs found in the fact sheets below are for the year 12 subquota only. For more information on subquotas see the fact sheet 'Understanding how selection works'.
What is guaranteed entry?
Guaranteed entry is the minimum year 12 selection rank (equivalent to an ATAR after any bonus points have been applied) which will guarantee selection into a course/program in 2016 for applicants competing in the year 12 subquota.
For many courses/programs, the final cutoff used will drop below the guaranteed entry threshold.
What is a selection rank?
The selection rank is the rank used to determine your competitiveness relative to other applicants. If you are competing in the year 12 subquota your selection rank for most courses will be based on your ATAR, adjusted to take account of any bonus points to which you are entitled.
Bonus points and selection ranks
Bonus points are not added directly to an ATAR when calculating a selection rank. Your ATAR is derived from your university aggregate. If you are eligible for bonus points they will be added to your university aggregate and a selection rank (equivalent to an ATAR adjusted for the bonus points) calculated. For the small number of course where additional entry requirements are used, the selection rank will be calculated according to rules provided by the university offering the course.
Ranks obtained from South Australian, International Baccalaureate and interstate year 12 qualifications may be augmented by bonus points where eligible.