There has been no escaping the avalanche of material regarding the impact of COVID-19 on university admissions. The disruption caused to the tertiary sector is ongoing, and there is potential for changes to occur to the university entry processes for 2021. However, the state and federal governments have advised that Year 12 students will receive an ATAR and universities will welcome Year 12 graduates in 2021 as per usual. Please be assured that our girls can be optimistic about their university aspirations and that we will continue to inform BGGS families of changes if and when they are announced. The Vice Chancellor of The University of Queensland released a letter of reassurance to Year 12 students, which is available to read online.
The Australian National University (ANU) has moved to direct (and early) applications for Year 12 students in 2020, and part of that process includes the use of Year 11 results and a co-curricular/service requirement. ANU has announced that they will make firm offers to successful Year 12 applicants on Monday 10 August based on Year 11 results and other application requirements. Please see ANU’s website for further details.
Other potential changes may affect Year 12 students who aspire to study medicine or dentistry and have registered to sit the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) in July. The latest information available on the UCAT website indicates testing will go ahead but that timelines might differ. A decision regarding testing will be made closer to July and communicated to all registered candidates.
While we continue remote learning and living and working in these uncertain times, please know we will support students in their preparation to commence tertiary studies.
Ms Louise Walls
Director of Tertiary Pathways