Regional Entry Scheme

Regional Entry Scheme

Rural Bonus Points

What is it?

If you're from rural or regional Australia and don't have access to the same resources as students in cities and larger towns, Macquarie can help you with adjustment factors providing up to nine additional points through the Regional Entry Scheme.

Who you are

  • You're currently completing the Year 12 Higher School Certificate (HSC) or equivalent in the year prior to your intended year of admission to Macquarie.
  • You're a non-school applicant (HSC or equivalent completed more than two years ago or over 21 years of age) and haven't previously completed tertiary study.

Enter your postcode to calculate how many Regional entry points you may be eligible to receive.

  

Developed with the assistance of ARIA+ (Accessibility/Remoteness Index of Australia) and your primary residential postcode, the Regional Entry Scheme is based on road distances to the perimeter of service centres.

The categories are:

  1. Inner Regional Australia: Five adjustment factors (ARIA score greater than 0.20 to <=2.40 - restricted accessibility of goods, services and opportunities for social interaction).
  2. Outer Regional: Five adjustment factors (ARIA score greater than 2.40 to <=5.92 - significantly restricted accessibility of goods, services and opportunities for social interaction).
  3. Remote: Seven adjustment factors (ARIA score greater than 5.92 to <=10.53 - very restricted accessibility of goods, services and opportunities for social interaction).
  4. Very Remote: Nine adjustment factors (ARIA score greater than 10.53 to <=15 - very little accessibility of goods, services and opportunities for social interaction).

Depending on the remoteness of your primary residential home, you'll receive either five, seven or nine adjustment factors that can be used toward any Macquarie University degree.

How you apply

Lodge your application for course admission via Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) and the Regional Entry Scheme adjustment factors are automatically calculated by UAC.

Combine adjustment factors

You can receive a maximum of 10 additional points combined across five adjustment factor schemes, excluding the following degrees

  • Bachelor of Laws and its double degrees;
  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) and its double degrees; and
  • Bachelor of Advanced Science,

for which you can receive a maximum of 6 additional points; and

  • Bachelor of Clinical Science

for which you can receive a maximum of 5 additional points.

  • Bachelor of Commerce – Professional Accounting with the degree of Bachelor of Professional Practice
  • Bachelor of Actuarial Studies and its double degrees

for which you can only be eligible for the Educational Access Scheme. No additional points can be applied.

PLEASE NOTE: If you qualify for both the Catchment Adjustment Factors and the Regional Entry Scheme, you will only receive adjustment factors once, from whichever scheme awards you the highest amount.

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