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UniSQ Early Entry

Gain early entry into university. UniSQ Early Entry allows eligible Year 12 students the opportunity to receive an offer to study at UniSQ before ATARs are released – even before final exams.

How does Early Entry work?

We recognise your potential for uni based on your motivation, skills, and already demonstrated commitment to furthering your education. 
Students can receive early entry to university in one of two ways: via recommendation from a principal or principal's delegate, or successful completion of a UniSQ Head Start course.

Why apply for Early Entry?

Reduce your stress and anxiety

Take the pressure off yourself during exam time knowing you’ve already received a university early entry offer.

Start planning your future now

Give your future some certainty and gain access to our university services early.

Secure your spot

Worried about not getting a place in your dream degree? Secure your spot in eligible programs which offer a limited number of places.

Frequently asked questions

  1. Choose one of our degrees from UniSQ's Undergraduate Guide and submit a QTAC Application.
  2. If you are applying to study an Education degree you must complete the Non-academic Requirements for Teacher Education (NARTE) statement – more information will be sent to you from QTAC after you have submitted your application. If you are applying to study Nursing, you will be required to complete the ANMAC English language declaration. The declaration will be sent to you by QTAC after submitting your application. 
  3. If you are applying to study one of our Creative Arts degrees, you must complete an audition.
  4. Complete the Early Entry Application Form and meet with your nominated school representative to discuss your recommendation/application, chosen degree and any necessary pathway options.
  5. If you have completed a UniSQ Head Start course, you do not require your Principal’s recommendation.
  6. Applications must be submitted by the Principal or Principal's delegate, on behalf of you, along with your application form, recommendation and your Year 11 report card to before Friday 11 October 2024
  7. You could receive an email outcome as early as Friday 6 September 2024.

Other things you need to do:

  • Make sure you meet all of your subject prerequisites for your degree of choice.
  • Put UniSQ as your first preference on your QTAC application.
  • Accept your offer when you receive it in the QTAC offer round.
  • Ensure your personal email address is listed on the application form instead of your school email or a shared family email.
 August 1 2024 QTAC applications and UniSQ Early Entry applications open 
 September 6 2024 First Year 12 only offer round
 September 13 2024 Year 12 only offer round
 September 20 2024 Year 12 only offer round
 September 27 2024 Year 12 only offer round
 October 4 2024 Year 12 only offer round
 October 11 2024 Last day to submit UniSQ Early Entry Applications 
 October 18 2024 Final Year 12 only offer round

To be eligible to receive an early entry, students must:

  • Be a current Year 12 student
  • Place UniSQ as their first preference on their QTAC application
  • Have proven academic achievement and study skills
    • Students are required to meet the subject prerequisites for their Early Entry program when final Year 12 results are released. Consequently, students will need to be able to show via their report card that they are ‘on track’ to meet the appropriate subject prerequisites.
    • If you have successfully completed a Head Start course with UniSQ, a signed recommendation from the school is not required.

UniSQ will review your final results once they are released in December. If you have not met the subject pre-requisites for your chosen program, we will be in touch to discuss alternative entry options into your degree.


Once you have provided all of your required documentation, you will receive your early entry offer in one of QTAC’s upcoming Year 12 Offer Rounds. Offers will not be made during the Year 12 external examination period. Late applications cannot be accepted.
Offers in the QTAC system lapse after seven days. If you wish to change your offer response at a later date, or have questions about your offer, you can contact us via phone, email or live chat.
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Your early entry offer can be deferred unless you applied for one of the following programs:

If you defer your offer, UniSQ will still conduct our review of final results when these are released. If required, we will reach out to you to discuss alternative entry options and to update your deferred program.

A ‘conditional offer’ means that you have secured your place in UniSQ’s program, however there are ‘conditions’ associated with the offer. All offers for UniSQ Early Entry are conditional based on successful completion of Year 12 – meaning you will still need to stay focussed and complete your schooling. Depending on the program that you apply for, there may also be additional conditions based on other entry requirements such as successfully meeting subject pre-requisites.
Definitely! UniPrep students are encouraged to apply via our Early Entry. We can consider your UniPrep studies in conjunction with your High School studies and your principal’s recommendation to determine whether or not you are eligible for your chosen UniSQ program. 

If you have any questions regarding this, you can contact our degree advisors on 1800 269 500.

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