CSU aims to admit to undergraduate courses any applicant it believes can undertake the course with a reasonable prospect of success.
When determining your admission to a course at CSU, the University considers your previous studies and/or other attainments and experience. Many CSU courses use a range of selection criteria other than, or in combination with, your ATAR (or equivalent), particularly courses offered by distance education.
Some courses may have additional entry requirements. Check the online course information for details.
The University has a number of alternative pathways to get into university, including:
and in some courses, a strong performance in Year 12 subjects relevant to the course of study.
As part of the higher education reforms, the minimum Australian Tertiary Admissions Ranking (ATAR) indicates the score an applicant needs to be admitted to a university's undergraduate course.
The minimum published ATAR required for admission to a CSU course in 2012 was 65.0. Please note that this requirement may change on an annual basis.
While this figure is the minimum ATAR required to gain entry to CSU, you may require a higher ATAR to be accepted into specific courses. Keep in mind that many courses at CSU do not rely solely on the ATAR for admission and use a range of selection criteria other than, or in combination with the ATAR.
Call our Admissions Office on
02 6933 4334, (International +61 2 6338 6077)
Application closing dates may apply. Applications may be considered after these dates where places remain available.
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