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.

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, ask us about special consideration and you could be awarded bonus points toward your university admissions rank.

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 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 via UAC 2018 (including Elite Athletes)Special Consideration for Admission (SCA) Scheme [PDF]29 September (on time applications). Visit UAC's website for further dates.
Full-time student applying through UAC for 2018 admissionEducational Access Scheme29 September (on time applications). Visit UAC's website for further dates.
Online student applying to CSU directly for 2018 admissionSpecial Consideration for Admission (SCA) Scheme [PDF]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 (SCA) Scheme [PDF]Ongoing. 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 Monday 7 August and close 5pm Tuesday 10 October 2017. After this date you may apply direct by using the CSU SCA form four weeks prior to session for online (except where preferred course has an early closing date for applications*).  
Part-time student applying to CSU directlySpecial Consideration for Admission (SCA) Scheme [PDF]Ongoing, 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.