Educational Access Scheme

Educational Access Scheme

Educational Access Scheme 

What is it?

If you believe that you've experienced educational or social disadvantage, or other special circumstances that may have hindered your Year 11 and/or Year 12 performance, your application for university may be given individual consideration. 

As part of the UAC Educational Access Scheme (EAS), Macquarie University will consider the details of your particular circumstances in conjunction with your application for admission. 

If you're deemed eligible you'll receive five bonus points.

Who you are

To be eligible for consideration under EAS for 2018 admission you need to demonstrate that your educational performance during Year 11 and/or Year 12 studying the Higher School Certificate (HSC) or equivalent has been seriously affected by circumstances beyond your control.

How you apply

If you think you are eligible, submit your EAS application to the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC), not to Macquarie University.

Please note that your EAS application is not an application for tertiary study and that you must also submit an application for tertiary study through the UAC.

You're not eligible to apply through the EAS on the basis of missing periods of schooling due to your sporting/artistic performance commitment. However, you may apply for special consideration under the Elite Athletes and Artistic Performers Scheme.

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