Getting into Uni


At CSU we believe in giving students every opportunity they need to succeed. Whether you are a school leaver, a TAFE student or someone looking to return to study, options exist to help you access university.

No matter what your background, CSU has the programs to assist you to reach your full potential.

Regional bonus points scheme

Charles Sturt University's Regional Bonus Points scheme automatically adds five extra points to your university admission score (ATAR) if you study in a regional area within Australia.

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Principal's report entry program (PREP)

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The Principal Report Entry Program is an early entry scheme designed to attract academically talented students from high schools and TAFEs in NSW, ACT and Victoria.

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Elite athlete special consideration

If you are an elite athlete or performer representing at national level, and your training or competitive commitments have significantly affected your preparation for application to CSU, you can apply for Special Consideration for Admission.

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Pathways to uni

Wondering what your options for getting into uni are? Pathways are an alternative form of entry into courses at CSU including the Diploma of General Studies and Single Subject Study.

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Special consideration

CSU recognises that not all people have equal access to university entrance, and some are at a disadvantage when it comes to getting into higher education.

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With our wide range of scholarships there's bound to be more than one that you might be able to apply for.

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Year 10 Information

If you're in Year 10 and thinking of going to university, then now is the time to think about subjects for Years 11 and 12. Start considering courses beyond high school that are interesting to you!

More about Year 10 Information.
Enquiry information

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Call us on 1800 334 733, (International +61 2 6338 6077)

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For more information download the Pathways to CSU brochure [PDF]

Credit arrangements exist between CSU and other Australian universities, so that previous study or attainment can enable you to fast track your degree.

Work experience or qualifications gained through your employer may also provide credit to CSU degrees.

To discuss whether you might be eligible for credit, contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 or make an online enquiry

More about RPL and credit

Assumed Knowledge refers to subjects that the University recommends you undertake prior to starting the course. However, you may be able to complete these subjects throughout the duration of your course.

Extra Criteria is an additional activity that needs to be completed to gain entry into the course such as an essay, questionnaire, portfolio, audition or interview. Consult the online course information for more detail.

Admission Rank. Entry to university is competitive, and selection for undergraduate course is generally made on the basis of a student's Australian Tertiary Admission Rank ( ATAR ) or interstate equivalent.The cut-off score required for each course is determined by the number of places available and the number of students who have applied.

Deferring an offer allows students to delay the commencement of their course for 12 months with guaranteed entry into that place the following year. More information about deferring

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