Early Offers for Year 12 students

  • Which courses are available for early offers?

    Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University, The University of Notre Dame Australia and The University of Western Australia have announced early offer schemes for 2023 admission, for many of their courses.

    Some courses that have very limited places available will not be doing early offers. Offers for these courses will be made after Year 12 results are released, in the Main TISC offer round just before Christmas (and in the Second round, in mid January). Check whether the course you are applying for is included in the early offer program, and what you need to do, by visiting the Curtin, ECU, Murdoch, Notre Dame, and UWA websites.
  • How do I get an early offer?

    To be considered for an early offer from Curtin or ECU, apply through TISC; for Murdoch or UWA, you may apply through TISC or directly to the university. For an early offer from Notre Dame, apply directly to the university. There are also certain courses at ECU, of which TISC does not accept applications for, predominately courses at WAAPA. For these, you would apply directly should these courses be accepting early offer applications.

    If applying through TISC, the course for which you would like an early offer should be your first preference. If required, any supporting documents can be uploaded to your TISC application.

    Students applying directly to universities are advised to follow the information and instructions provided by the university.

    Even if you’re applying directly to the university for an early offer, you may still apply through TISC to keep your options completely open right up until the new academic year!

  • How much does it cost?

    A fee of $80 is payable to TISC to lodge an university application.

    The one-off fee of $80 will allow students to apply through TISC and/or directly if available. For students applying directly to universities, TISC will process and provide students' data and services to the universities to facilitate the processing of direct applications and their assessment of early offers.

    Just make sure you're aware of any application closing dates that might apply for some courses, so you don't leave it too late.
  • Who is eligible for early offers?

    The early offers are designed for current Year 12 students. See the universities' websites for more information on eligibility criteria.

    If you are not a current Year 12 student, you may be eligible for a Pre-December offer through TISC instead.
  • What happens if I don't meet the conditions in the offer?

    Most of the offers issued will be conditional – that means that you may need to meet certain requirements in order for the offer to stand. This might be something like reaching a certain ATAR level, satisfying the university's English requirements or being awarded the WA Certificate of Education.

    If you don't meet the conditions, and you applied through TISC, you will automatically be considered for any other courses in your preference list for which you are eligible. You will also be able to change your preferences after results are released, and between offer rounds, so you have plenty of flexibility if things don't quite go as planned.
  • What happens if I do better than my predicted ATAR?

    Well done! If this happens, you may want to be considered for courses other than the one you got as an early offer. If you apply through TISC, you will automatically be offered a place in the highest preference course for which you are eligible. Bear in mind that some courses, like Medicine and Dentistry, have earlier closing dates so you can't add them to your preferences when results are released. Remember that your preference order should always reflect what you most want to study.
  • Do I have to accept the early offer?

    No you don't. If you're happy with your early offer, and don't want to try for anything else (or are sure you don't change your mind later), you can accept it but this is not recorded on your TISC application.

    We know that about a third of Year 12 people make their final decision on what they want to study after they get their results. You will still have the opportunity to alter your preference choices in your TISC application for the scheduled offer rounds.

    If you leave your offer open, and apply through TISC, you can keep all your options open until the New Year, when you'll most likely have a much clearer idea of what you want to study.
  • What happens if I accept an early offer and change my mind? Or get offered a higher preference in the TISC offer round?

    We want to make sure you are free to change your mind even if you have accepted an early offer. If you have applied for an early offer through TISC and accepted the offer, don't worry – you can still alter your preference choices.

    You can change your TISC preferences or even remove the offered course from your preference list altogether, subject to TISC's closing dates. You can then receive a different early offer, or, if you wait for the TISC offer rounds after Year 12 results come out, you will be offered the highest preference that you are eligible for, regardless of any early offer you have received.
  • Am I disadvantaged if I don’t get an early offer?

    No, you shouldn't be. Early offers are not intended to affect the usual TISC assessment and offer process. You should not be disadvantaged at all if you don't have an early offer – the courses making early offers should still have plenty of places available for everyone who's eligible. If you feel you have been disadvantaged, you should contact the university concerned.
  • Can I have multiple early offers?

    Sure! If you wish to be considered for another early offer through your TISC application, you can change your preferences, and apply for a new early offer for your first preference. Make sure you don't formally accept the original offer, though. Just leave it. It will still be there if you want to take it up later.

    In the TISC offer round, you get one formal offer. This will be for the highest of your preferences where you meet the entry requirements and where there are places available in the course. This will happen regardless of whether you have one or more early offers. If you want to take up one of your early offers, we recommend that you have that course as your first preference by the closing date.

    Remember, your preference order should always reflect what you most want to study at university.

    If you've received multiple offers by applying directly to different universities, they're completely independent of one another, and you can decide which you want to take up in the New Year.
  • I still have questions! Who can help me?

    Check the FAQs on Curtin's, ECU's, Murdoch's, Notre Dame's and UWA's early offer pages.

    If you still have questions, contact the universities directly on the contact details listed there.