Anxious wait for students
Wednesday, 16th December, 2015
The city’s Year 12 students will be nervously checking their emails today for their HSC results.
Cooper Murray, Katelynn McInnes and James Hale are just three of the many local students who will receive their Higher School Certificate scores today.
“I am very nervous, I’m not in a good way,” James said.
“I have been accepted in Wollongong University but it’s the uncertainty of not knowing.”
The local students will also join more than 70,000 NSW HSC students who will find out their Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) tomorrow.
The ATAR is the rank NSW and ACT universities use to select school leavers for their courses. Students can view their ATARs from 9am using their HSC student number (or UAC application number) and UAC PIN.
“Even after receiving our HSC scores we still won’t have any idea what our ATARs will be,” James said.
Even though James has been selected to go to Wollongong, he would like to be accepted into a Melbourne University.
Cooper has received a conditional offer at Newcastle but would also like to go to Melbourne to study.
Katelynn was accepted into Charles Sturt University at Wagga but hopes to get her first choice in Adelaide.
“I wish all the scores came out on the one day,” James said.
“We will have no clue what our ATARs are and we will have to wait another 24 hours to find out.
“I will be nervously waiting for my scores, if I go to sleep at all.”
Cooper feels he did well in his exams and hopes that is reflected in his marks.
“I thought the exams were alright,” he said.
Katelynn hopes her scores will be ready to read in the morning.
“Hopefully by the time I wake up at 10am, my scores will be out,” she said.
Students can access their ATAR on UAC’s new mobile app, My UAC. My UAC enables students to check their ATAR, search for courses and manage their course preferences on their phone or tablet. It is available now for free in iOS and Android.
Students can also view their ATAR on UAC’s website at www.uac.edu.au. UAC reminds students to have their numbers ready for Thursday.
They can also call the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES). If they haven’t applied through UAC, they can call UAC between 8.30am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday (Sydney local time) on 1300 275 822 or (02) 9752 0200 from mobiles.
ATAR notices will also arrive in the post from Friday.
Students applying for tertiary study in 2016 have until Wednesday 6 January 2016 to change their course preferences for consideration in the Main Round of offers on Wednesday 20 January.