Newcastle's HSC students will be able to access their Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) from 9am Thursday 16 December 2010.
ATARs are used for selection for admission to most courses at university.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and Global Relations), Professor Kevin McConkey, said an ATAR could change the options available to prospective students.
“If students received a higher or lower ATAR than expected, they may wish to explore their options,” he said.
To help students, the University of Newcastle will host an Advisory Day at the Newcastle campus (Callaghan) on Wednesday 5 January 2011.
“Our Advisory Day is a chance for students to seek helpful, personalised advice about the choices available to them.”
Advisory Day details – Wednesday 5 January 2011
Newcastle campus (Callaghan), 2pm to 6pm, Great Hall, University Drive, Callaghan.
Central Coast campus (Ourimbah), 2pm to 6pm, Tourism and Hospitality building, Chittaway Road, Ourimbah.
Port Macquarie campus, 2pm to 6pm, Administration building, A Block, corner of Oxley Highway and Widderson Street, Port Macquarie.
Prospective students have until Thursday 6 January 2011 to change their preferences for inclusion in UAC’s Main Round offers, which will be released at 9pm on Wednesday 19 January 2011.
A second Advisory Day will be held at all University campuses on Thursday 20 January 2011 after the release of Main Round offers.
Late applications for 2011 are still being accepted by UAC. Late fees apply.
Students can access their ATAR by visiting www.uac.edu.au
Further details about the University’s Advisory Days are available at www.newcastle.edu.au/start2011
To interview Professor Kevin McConkey contact Media and Public Relations Officer Carmen Swadling on 02 4985 4276 or 0428 038 477.