Wait almost over for students
Thursday, 16th January, 2014
Locals students will be eagerly waiting to see if they have been accepted into university tonight.
More than 86,000 domestic university applicants will find out tonight if they have received a Main Round offer for undergraduate study in 2014.
UAC’s participating institutions have made 50,814 Main Round offers, a decrease of 4,990 on last year.
UAC Director of Information Services Kim Paino said the Main Round was UAC’s largest offer round.
“There will be many applicants eagerly awaiting 9pm tonight when they can find out whether they have been made an offer,” Ms Paino said.
“All they have to do is go to UAC’s website at www.uac.edu.au and enter their UAC application number and UAC PIN.”
For those who also like to see their name in print, The Daily Telegraph and The Sydney Morning Herald will publish a complete list of applicants who have been made an offer on Friday, January 17 (local subsets will appear in The Canberra Times and The Newcastle Herald).
UAC has received 86,800 domestic applications so far this year (at the same time last year there were 86,428 domestic applications). Main Round offers have been made to almost 60 per cent of applicants.
Universities have made 74,797 offers in total, including offers from earlier rounds (compared to 72,089 at the same time last year).
Ms Paino said while less offers have been made in the Main Round this year compared to last year, the total pool of offers have increased.
“Many universities have increased their number of offers by making additional offers in the early rounds before Main Round,” she said.
“But the message for anyone who has missed out on an offer is not to be disheartened.
“There are several more offer rounds for first semester study, and the next one is January Round 3 (which used to be called the Late Round) on Thursday 30 January. Applicants have from 9pm tonight until midnight next Thursday 23 January to change preferences to be included in that offer round.
“Make sure you check which courses are still advertising vacancies for that round.”