Early Offers for Year 12 students

  • Which courses are available for early offers?

    Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University and The University of Western Australia have announced early offer schemes for 2021 admission, for selected courses. Some universities have also introduced additional flexible entry pathways to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Check whether the course you are applying for is included, and what you need to do, by visiting the Curtin, ECU, Murdoch and UWA websites.
  • How do I get an early offer?

    To be considered for a Curtin University early offer, apply through TISC. The course for which you would like an early offer should be your first preference. If required, any documents you need to upload can be done through your TISC application.

    Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University and The University of Western Australia have advised that you should apply directly to them to be considered for an early offer. You will need to submit any documentation directly to them. You should also submit a TISC application later in the year, if you wish to be considered for other courses alongside your early offer – you should check with the university to ensure you do the right thing, as closing dates and fees do apply.
  • How much does it cost?

    The early bird TISC application fee is $55 for current Year 12 students. If you are applying directly to ECU, Murdoch or UWA and do not submit a TISC application at this stage, there is no charge; however, remember that after 30 September the standard application fee is $170, which is why it's important to check whether a TISC application is required.

    Curtin University has advised that they will refund the TISC application fee for any applicant who applies to TISC before 1 October with Curtin as their first preference, and who subsequently receives and accepts an offer from Curtin.
  • 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?

    Some of the offers will be conditional – that means that you may need to achieve a certain result in your Year 12 studies as specified by the university 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 wish to be considered for courses other than the one for which you received an early offer. If you applied 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. Any action you take in regard to this early offer will not affect your eligibility for a TISC offer in the offer rounds after Year 12 results are released; if you have applied through TISC before applications close for the main round.
  • What happens if I accept an early offer and change my mind? Or get offered a higher preference in the TISC offer round?

    You are free to change your mind even if you have accepted an early offer. You can change your TISC preferences or even remove the offered course from your preference list altogether, subject to TISC's closing dates. In the TISC offer rounds, you will be offered the highest preference that you are eligible for, regardless of any early offer you may have accepted.
  • Am I disadvantaged if I don’t get an early offer?

    No. Early offers do not affect the usual TISC assessment and offer process. You will not be disadvantaged at all if you don't have an early offer – the courses making early offers will still have plenty of places available for everyone who's eligible.
  • Can I have multiple early offers?

    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.

    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, 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.
  • I still have questions! Who can help me?

    Check the FAQs on Curtin's, Murdoch's and UWA's early offer pages, and ECU's future students website.

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