Special tertiary admissions test
The Special Tertiary Admissions Test is an alternative entry method to Macquarie University that is a series of tests designed to assess a range of competencies considered important for success in tertiary study. It assesses your ability to think critically and analyses the material given, rather than testing your knowledge of specific academic subjects.
There are two versions of STAT: Multiple Choice and Written English.
At Macquarie we accept the Multiple Choice version.
The STAT is available for non-school leavers who were not able to gain a sufficient ATAR rank for an initial Macquarie offer. It is applicable for all degrees except:
- Bachelor of Actuarial Studies and its double degrees
- Bachelor of Actuarial Studies with Professional Practice (Honours)
- Bachelor of Professional Accounting and Bachelor of Professional Practice
- Bachelor of Clinical Science
Please note, STAT does not satisfy English language proficiency (ELP). For more information on ELP requirements, please visit our English language requirements page.