Bonus points

Bonus points

No matter who you are, we have five bonus point options that can help you get into your dream degree.

Bonus points are added to your ATAR and allow you to be considered for courses above your official ATAR.

  • Bonus Points Academic Advantage

    Academic Advantage

    We recognise your achievements in subjects that relate specifically to Macquarie's degree programs

  • Bonus Points Rural Bonus Scheme

    Rural Bonus Scheme

    If you're from rural and regional Australia you can also apply for bonus points

  • Big History scheme

    Big History Scheme

    If you have received the certificate of completion for the Big History: Connecting Knowledge MOOC

Combine your bonus points

You can receive a maximum of 10 bonus points combined across the five schemes, apart from the following degrees for which you can receive a maximum of six bonus points:

  • Bachelor of Actuarial Studies and its double degrees
  • Bachelor of Laws and its double degrees
  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) and its double degrees
  • Bachelor of Advanced Science
  • Bachelor of Clinical Science.
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