Access schemes

If you have a difficult time while you're finishing school, or don't have the same educational opportunities other students may have, CSU's special consideration programs can help you stay on track to university by awarding bonus points toward your ATAR.

If you're aiming for undergraduate on campus study, you can apply through UAC's Educational Access Scheme or VTAC's Special Entry Access Scheme. If you're applying direct to CSU, fill in the Special Consideration for Admission form and send to us direct so we can grant you Special Consideration for Admission.

Special consideration can take into account your financial situation, cultural background, family trauma, illness, legal issues or adverse study conditions.

We're also an Elite Athlete Friendly University, so if your competition or training requirements have impacted upon your preparation for study, you may also be eligible for special consideration entry.

If you're not sure whether your circumstances could make you eligible for special consideration, phone CSU Equity on 02 6338 4256 or email equity to discuss your options.

Applying for access schemes

StudentsAccess SchemeClosing Date
Student applying through UAC for 2018 admissionEducational Access SchemeOpen 29 September. Final closing 3 January 2018. Visit UAC's website for further dates.
Student applying to CSU directly to study online for 2018 admissionSpecial Consideration for Admission (SCA) Scheme [PDF]Ongoing, but at least four weeks prior to applicable session (except where preferred course has an early closing date for applications*).  
Student applying under the Elite Athlete categorySpecial Consideration for Admission for Elite Athlete [PDF]Ongoing, but if planning to study online, at least four weeks prior to applicable session (except where preferred course has an early closing date for applications*).
Full-time student applying through VTAC (not an Elite Athlete)Special Entry Access SchemeOpen 9am 7 August and close 5pm 10 October 2017. After this date you may apply direct by using the CSU SCA form up until 3 January 2018 (except where preferred course has an early closing date for applications*).  
Non-school leaver student applying directly to CSU for 2018 admissionSpecial Consideration for Admission (SCA) Scheme [PDF]Open 29 September. Final closing 3 January 2018 (except where preferred course has an early closing date for applications*). 
Postgraduate studentContact the related university facultyCall us on
1800 334 733

* Please note: Where there is an early closing date for your course or supplementary application, SCA applications must also be submitted by this date.