How UAC preferences work

How UAC preferences work

Trying to decide between universities and courses can get complicated. The Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) use a preference system to manage your course choices. The best advice we can give you is to put the course you really want to do as your first preference. But there’s a bit more to it than that.

The basics

  • You can list up to nine course preferences.
  • You can add, delete or change the order of your preferences at any time using UAC’s Check & Change system; however, preferences will be considered as final at the preference change closing date of each offer round. See UAC’s key dates for each offer round.
  • List your preferences in the order you’d most like them to be considered.
  • In early rounds, only your first preference is considered.
  • From the Main Round, if you’re not made an offer for your first preference, you’ll be considered for your second preference and so on in order.
  • If you receive an offer for your first preference and would like to be considered for lower prefernces in later rounds, you can you can change the order of your preferences by the preference change closing date for respective offer round.

Visit the UAC website for more information on selecting and changing course preferences on the UAC website.

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