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UNSW Gateway

Admission Pathway


Your pathway to uni

How does it work?  

Let’s say you want to study a Bachelor of Commerce at UNSW and the advertised Lowest Selection Rank for that degree is 93. By submitting a Gateway Admission Pathway application via UAC, you could receive an early conditional offer to study a Bachelor of Commerce at UNSW for the following year if you achieve a Gateway adjusted ATAR of 81. You can check Gateway adjusted ATARs here.


What is it?

The Gateway Admission Pathway is an early conditional offer to UNSW for eligible Year 12 students that is administered through the UAC Schools Recommendation Scheme. Your application will be assessed based on your written personal statement, Year 11 results, schools’ ratings of your aptitudes and performance in relevant areas of study. If your application is successful, you will receive an early conditional offer with an ATAR entry requirement significantly lower than the advertised Lowest Selection Rank. Then, if your ATAR result is the same or higher than the requirement set for you in your early conditional offer, you will receive a firm offer to that UNSW degree, if it is your highest eligible preference. 

Gateway Admission Pathway applications for 2023 will open 12 April and close 19 September 2022.
 

UAC Website

2023 ATAR Adjustments

What is a Gateway school?

To find out if you attend a UNSW Gateway school, please see the schools list here

When can I apply for the Gateway Admission Pathway?
What further adjustment factors are considered?
What are the changes to the Gateway Admission Pathway in 2022?
What courses can I apply for through UNSW Gateway?

Gateway Admission Pathway - FAQs

What is the UNSW Gateway Admission Pathway?
What is a Gateway school?
When can I apply for the Gateway Admission Pathway?
What further adjustment factors are considered?
What are the changes to the Gateway Admission Pathway in 2022?
What courses can I apply for through UNSW Gateway?
Am I eligible for the Gateway Admission Pathway?
Am I eligible for the Gateway Admission Pathway if I am an international student?
What is the criteria for a Gateway School?
Does the Gateway Admission Pathway take into account elite athlete/performer factors?
What do I need to include in my application?
Can I apply for more than one degree through the UNSW Gateway Admission Pathway?
When do I find out if my application for UNSW Gateway has been successful?
How do I write a good personal statement?
If I have already uploaded my personal statement to UAC Schools Recommendation Scheme, can I resubmit them?
Does applying for special provisions for your trials and HSC effect your consideration for an early conditional offer at UNSW?
What is an ATAR adjustment?
What is the minimum ATAR to gain admission to UNSW?
If I receive an ATAR adjustment, what are the implications of competing with students in the same course that received entry to UNSW via the regular admission processes?
What happens if I do not achieve my adjusted ATAR?
Can I receive more than one early conditional offer?
Are there a limited number of Gateway offers available?
If I meet the requirements of my conditional offer, can I then defer my firm offer?
If accepted to UNSW through the Gateway Admission Pathway can you decline if you decide to go to a different university?
How should I preference my Gateway offer with UAC?
Can I transfer degrees after I have been admitted to UNSW via the Gateway?
I’m applying to Bachelor of Laws (LLB) through the Gateway Admission Pathway, do I need to sit the Law Admission Test?
Do you have to do the UCAT if you wish to do Medical Science?
What is the difference between the Bachelor of Medical Studies/Doctor of Medicine and Bachelor of Medical Science?
What is the Co-op Program?
What other admissions pathways are available if I didn’t receive an early conditional offer through the Gateway Admission Pathway or meet the adjusted ATAR requirements?

UNSW Gateway Program


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