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Low ATAR course options at Australian universities

If you’re finishing up Year 12 this year and you’re ATAR eligible, then you already know that you can apply to go to university. But what if you’re worried that your exams might not go well and your ATAR could be lower than expected? Or perhaps your predicted ATAR is low and you’d love to go to university, but you’re stressing that you won’t receive an offer to your dream course.

Well, we have good news for you. There are more courses than ever being offered by Australian universities that have low ATAR requirements. Let’s take a look at a few.

Low ATAR course options at Australian universities

When we searched Course Seeker for courses that required an ATAR between 30 and 60, it came up with a whopping 1477 courses to choose from.

Here are just a few examples:

So if you are keen to pursue a career in almost any field imaginable but you are expecting or receive a low ATAR, remember there are still plenty of courses that you could receive an offer for.

If you don’t have any low ATAR options listed on your preferences, or you have them listed but they’re not at the top, you can always change them before the cut-off dates for offer rounds. This could increase your chances of receiving an offer (or offers) that you really want.

You’ll still have a choice about where you study too

With 25 institutions on Course Seeker offering course options with low ATAR requirements, you may not even be limited by where you want to study. There are also online options to consider, allowing you to apply for courses with universities in other states and complete your studies remotely.

Find out what’s possible

Perhaps a course you really want to do at a specific university is out of reach if your ATAR doesn’t quite hit the mark. What can you do?

Again, you’ll still have options. Firstly, it’s worth calling the university directly and having a chat with someone in the Future Students team. They can identify similar courses with lower entry requirements, find bridging or tertiary preparation courses that could do the trick, or explain how internal transfers could work in your favour.

Don’t forget there are lots of alternative pathways to university that don’t require an ATAR at all – plus heaps of other options you can take after school other than uni too.

Learn more

Keen to see all your low ATAR university course options? Have a browse on Course Seeker or take a look at university websites to find out your options.

If you want to learn more about your potential study pathways, we have heaps of other blogs you might like to read here.


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