If you've done any previous higher education study (completed or partial), including bridging or enabling courses, this can help you get into the course you want. And you might be eligible for advanced standing (credit), which could let you finish your course faster.

For most of our courses, entry is based only on your past academic achievement, represented by your selection rank. Some courses have additional entry requirements. To see which courses you may be able to get into, use the past selection rank thresholds in your course information as a guide.

You may also have selection ranks from VET qualifications, past Year 12 results or work experience. We’ll generally use your best selection rank when considering your application.

I am studying or I have studied at QUT

If you used to study at QUT and want to come back and finish your course, you can apply to return to study.

Apply to come back to QUT

If you are currently studying or on formal leave of absence from an undergraduate degree at QUT and you wish to change to different undergraduate degree in your current QUT faculty you can apply to internally transfer. Follow the guidelines below to find out selection ranks you may have.

Apply to transfer degrees in your current QUT faculty

If you've previously studied at a different university, wanting to change to different QUT faculty, or want to return to QUT to study a different course you will need to apply to QTAC. Follow the guidelines below to find out selection ranks you may have.

Should I apply for a postgraduate or undergraduate course?

If you're looking to continue your study in the field related to your undergraduate degree, you may be eligible for entry into the relevant postgraduate course.

If you're interested in moving into a completely different field, there are some courses that accept a range of undergraduate degrees for entry. However, for some fields of study, you might need to start at the undergraduate level. You can explore career change courses for more information.

If you’ve completed a sub-degree qualification (or passed at least one year of degree study) and have relevant professional work experience you will be eligible for many QUT graduate certificates and some graduate diplomas.

Explore the study area you’re interested in and make sure you choose the right course for you.

Graduate entry courses

If you’ve already completed a degree, honours degree, graduate diploma or higher qualification(including equivalent overseas qualifications as assessed by QTAC and QUT), you may be eligible for graduate entry into some undergraduate courses.

These courses are structured so you can complete the degree more quickly.

Our graduate entry courses are:

Thresholds

Courses may be harder or easier to get into each year, depending on their popularity and how many places we have available - it's about supply and demand. Thresholds from previous years should be used as a guide only. Higher thresholds don't mean a course is more difficult.

We work out minimum thresholds based on the:

  • academic capability to succeed in tertiary studies
  • demand for places available within the course.

Offer guarantee

If you get an ATAR or a selection rank of 87.00 or above you are guaranteed a place in a wide range of courses. More competitive courses are guaranteed at an ATAR or a selection rank of 93.00 or above. Check to find out if your course is included.

How can I use previous tertiary study to get into my course?

We’ll consider your application if you've

  • Degree and higher studies: Completed at least one quarter of a year of full-time study (or equivalent part-time)
  • Sub-degree studies: Completion or at least one year of full-time study (or equivalent part-time)

A full-time year is defined as the standard credit point load that applies to a year of study in a course at your institution. At QUT this is 96 credit points.

You can convert your results to a selection rank, which will give you an indication of what courses you can get into. You must have complete results for the units studied – a unit that you received an exemption, credit, or advanced standing for doesn’t count.

There are small number of courses that do not use selection ranks from higher education studies. Check your course information to find out if your course does not use higher education studies.

To be considered for entry you must be either at least 18-years old or completed year 12 and be at least 16-years old.

From 2022, if your higher education study experience was gained as 17-year old or younger and you have not obtained an ATAR you will not be considered for entry until you have:

  • You will be at least 19-years old at the first census date of QUT study; or
  • As an 18-year old you’ve:
    • Completed Certificate IV (or higher qualification); or
    • Studied at least 0.25 year of degree (or higher study); or
    • Have at least 0.50 year full-time (or equivalent part-time) work experience.

Degree study: one year full-time (or equivalent) graded

Grade point average Selection rank
6.95 - 7.00 99.95
6.90 - 6.94 99.85
6.85 - 6.89 99.75
6.75 - 6.79 99.55
6.70 - 6.74 99.40
6.65 - 6.69 99.30
6.60 - 6.64 99.20
6.55 - 6.59 99.10
6.50 - 6.54 99.00
6.25 - 6.49 98.50
6.00 - 6.24 98.00
5.75 - 5.99 97.50
5.50 - 5.74 97.00
5.25 - 5.49 96.50
5.00 - 5.24 96.00
4.75 - 4.99 95.50
4.50 - 4.74 95.00
4.25 - 4.49 94.00
4.00 - 4.24 93.00
3.75 - 3.99 88.00
3.50 - 3.74 85.00
3.25 - 3.49 82.00
3.00 - 3.24 79.00
2.75 - 2.99 76.00
2.50 - 2.74 72.00
2.25 - 2.49 67.00
2.00 - 2.24 60.00
1.50 - 1.99 45.00
Less than 1.50 30.00

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Refers to study at the level of bachelors degree (awarded without honours), graduate certificate, graduate diploma, postgraduate qualifying and comparable courses including incomplete coursework masters and coursework doctors degree level studies.

Degree study: 0.75 to 1 year full-time (or equivalent) graded

Grade point average Selection rank
6.95 - 7.00 94.95
6.90 - 6.94 94.85
6.85 - 6.89 94.75
6.80 - 6.84 94.65
6.75 - 6.79 94.55
6.70 - 6.74 94.40
6.65 - 6.69 94.30
6.60 - 6.64 94.20
6.65 - 6.59 94.10
6.50 - 6,54 94.00
6.25 - 6.49 93.00
6.00 - 6.24 92.00
5.75 - 5.99 91.00
5.50 - 5.74 90.00
5.25 - 5.49 89.00
5.00 - 5.24 89.00
4.75 - 4.99 88.00
4.50 - 4.74 87.00
4.25 - 4.49 86.00
4.00 - 4.24 84.00
3.75 - 3.99 78.00
3.50 - 3.74 76.00
3.25 - 3.49 74.00
3.00 - 3.24 73.00
2.75 - 2.99 71.00
2.50 - 2.74 66.00
2.25 - 2.49 64.00
2.00 - 2.24 57.00
1.50 - 1.99 45.00
Less than 1.50 30.00

More information

Refers to study at the level of bachelors degree (awarded without honours), graduate certificate, graduate diploma, postgraduate qualifying and comparable courses including incomplete coursework masters and coursework doctors degree level studies.

Degree (or higher) study: 0.25 to 0.74 year full-time (or equivalent) graded

Grade point average Selection rank 0.25 - 0.49 FTE Selection rank 0.50 - 0.74 FTE

6.95 - 7.00

85.95

88.95

6.90 - 6.94

85.85

88.85

6.85 - 6.89

85.75

88.75

6.80 - 6.84

85.65

88.65

6.75 - 6.79

85.55

88.55

6.70 - 6.74

85.40

88.40

6.65 - 6.69

85.30

88.30

6.60 - 6.64

85.20

88.20

6.55 - 6.59

85.10

88.10

6.50 - 6.54 85.00 88.00
6.25 - 6.49 84.00 86.00
6.00 - 6.24 83.00 85.00
5.75 - 5.99 82.00 84.00
5.50 - 5.74 81.00 83.00
5.25 - 5.49 80.00 82.00
5.00 - 5.24 79.00 81.00
4.75 - 4.99 78.00 80.00
4.50 - 4.74 77.00 79.00
4.25 - 4.49 76.00 78.00
4.00 - 4.24 75.00 77.00
Less than 4 No rank No rank

More information

Refers to study at the level of bachelors degree (awarded without honours), graduate certificate, graduate diploma, postgraduate qualifying and comparable courses including incomplete coursework masters and coursework doctors degree level studies.

Postgraduate study: completed graded honours (2B or higher), masters and doctoral degrees accredited study

Grade point average Selection rank - 2B honours Selection rank - higher degrees (masters by coursework) Selection rank - 2A/1st class honours, masters by research and doctoral degrees

6.95 - 7.00

99.95

99.95

99.95

6.90 - 6.94

99.85

99.85

99.95

6.85 - 6.89

99.75

99.75

99.95

6.80 - 6.84

99.65

99.65

99.95

6.75 - 6.79

99.55

99.55

99.95

6.70 - 6.74

99.40

99.40

99.95

6.65 - 6.69

99.30

99.30

99.95

6.60 - 6.64

99.20

99.20

99.95

6.55 - 6.59

99.10

99.10

99.95

6.50 - 6.54

99.00

99.00

99.95

6.25 - 6.49

98.50

98.80

99.95

6.00 - 6.24

98.00

98.60

99.95

5.75 - 5.99

97.70

98.40

99.95

5.50 - 5.74

97.30

98.20

99.95

Less than 5.50

97.00

98.00

99.95

More information

3rd class honours, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, postgraduate qualifying and comparable courses are assessed on the schedules for degree level study.

Coursework component of incomplete qualifications is assessed on the appropriate schedule for degree level study.

Honorary awards are not eligible to be assessed on this schedule.

Completed graded AQF Diploma, AQF Undergraduate Certificate or AQF Advanced Diploma

Grade Point Average

Selection rank - AQF Diploma or AQF Undergraduate Certificate

Selection rank - AQF Advanced Diploma

6.95+

91.95

98.95

6.75 – 6.94

91.50

98.50

6.50 – 6.74

91.00

98.00

6.25 - 6.49

90.50

97.00

6.00 - 6.24

90.00

96.00

5.75 - 5.99

89.50

95.50

5.50 - 5.74

89.00

95.00

5.25 - 5.49

88.50

94.00

5.00 - 5.24

88.00

93.50

Less than 5.00

87.00

93.00

Associate degree study: one year full-time (or equivalent) graded

Grade point average

Selection rank

6.95 - 7.00

98.95

6.90 - 6.94

98.85

6.85 - 6.89

98.75

6.80 - 6.84

98.65

6.75 - 6.79

98.55

6.70 - 6.74

98.45

6.65 - 6.69

98.30

6.60 - 6.64

98.20

6.55 - 6.59

98.10

6.5- 6.54

98.00

6.25 - 6.49

97.00

6.00 - 6.24

96.00

5.75 - 5.99

95.50

5.50 - 5.74

95.00

5.25 - 5.49

94.00

5.00 - 5.24

93.50

4.75 - 4.99

93.00

4.50 - 4.74

92.50

4.25 - 4.49

92.00

4.00 - 4.24

91.00

3.75 - 3.99

86.00

3.50 - 3.74

83.00

3.25 - 3.49

80.00

3.00 - 3.24

77.00

2.75 - 2.99

75.00

2.50 - 2.74

71.00

2.25 - 2.49

65.00

2.00 - 2.24

59.00

1.50 - 1.99

45.00

Less than 1.50

30.00

I'm failing at tertiary study but I want to change courses

We’ll always use your highest selection rank, unless the course you’re applying to study here is ‘like’ the course you’re failing. If you want to study a ‘like’ course, we’ll use selection ranks from the best of your ‘like’ studies first.

Calculating your grade point average (GPA)

If your previous course was made up of units with equal credit point values, your GPA is the sum of your grades for each unit divided by the number of units you attempted.

When you calculate your GPA you must:

  • include all:
    • numerical grades, including failing grades
    • administrative failures, such as 'withdrawn' or 'did not sit'
    • attempts at repeated units
  • exclude all:
    • units for which you received exemption, credit for prior learning or advanced standing
  • calculate it to two decimal places. If the average you've calculated has more than two decimal places, you'll need to round it to nearest hundredth. For example, after rounding 3.9945 becomes 3.99, or 4.999 becomes 5.00.

If your course was made up of units with unequal credit point values, we apply a weighting to calculate your GPA.

We use a 7-point grading scale at QUT:

  • 7.00 - High Distinction
  • 6.00 - Distinction
  • 5.00 - Credit
  • 4.00 - Pass
  • 3.00 - Fail
  • 2.00 - Fail
  • 1.00 - Low Fail, Unsatisfactory, Ungraded Fail
  • 0.00 - Withdrawn with academic penalty/Did not sit.

If your studies have been graded using a different scale, we'll convert your results to the QUT scale. Using this scale, a failing GPA is any GPA below 3.75.

I did better at school than in tertiary study

If you fail your first year and reapply for a completely different course, we will accept your ATAR or selection rank  received in Year 12, unless the new course is ‘like’ the course you failed. If you want to apply for a ‘like’ course, we’ll use the selection ranks from your ‘like’ studies first.

What if I've been suspended or excluded from tertiary study?

We will refuse admission if you're currently suspended from a higher education institution for reasons other than failure.

Special rules apply if you’ve been excluded from a study program that’s ‘like’ the QUT course you want to apply for. If it’s been at least one year since your exclusion, we will consider your application if you meet one of these criteria:

  • you’ve since passed (i.e. GPA 4.00 or better) ‘like’ study (either a completed ‘like’ diploma or one year of full-time ‘like’ degree study)
  • you have five years’ full-time (or equivalent) ‘like’ professional work experience.

If you're concerned about your eligibility to get in because of the 'like' rule, suspension or exclusion, contact us.

Bridging or enabling courses

Bridging and enabling courses can help you meet subject entry requirements, or get the right skills for success in higher education study. These courses can also give you a selection rank for entry to our courses.

You must have completed at least one semester of full-time study in one of these programs for it to count towards your selection rank for your QUT application.

If you haven't completed at least 2 semesters of full-time study in one of these program, you must be aged 18 or older when QUT classes start, or have completed Australian Year 12 (or equivalent) to be considered for our courses.

Tertiary preparation, bridging or foundation programs

Grade Point Average

1 semester full-time

1.5 semesters full-time

2 semesters or more full-time

6.95 - 7.00

82.95

86.95

88.95

6.90 - 6.94

82.85

86.85

88.85

6.85 - 6.89

82.75

86.75

88.75

6.80 - 6.84

82.65

86.65

88.65

6.75 - 6.79

82.55

86.55

88.55

6.70 - 6.74

82.40

86.40

88.40

6.65 - 6.69

82.30

86.30

88.30

6.60 - 6.64

82.20

86.20

88.20

6.55 - 6.59

82.10

86.10

88.10

6.50 - 6.54

82.00

86.00

88.00

6.25 - 6.49

81.00

85.00

87.00

6.00 - 6.24

80.00

84.00

86.50

5.75 - 5.99

79.00

83.00

86.00

5.50 - 5.74

78.00

82.00

85.00

5.25 - 5.49

77.00

81.00

84.00

5.00 - 5.24

76.00

80.00

83.00

4.75 - 4.99

75.00

79.00

82.00

4.50 - 4.74

74.00

78.00

81.00

4.25 - 4.49

72.00

77.00

79.00

4.00 - 4.24

70.00

75.00

76.00

Ungraded passes

70.00

75.00

76.00

3.75 - 3.99

67.00

.00

71.00

3.50 - 3.74

62.00

66.00

67.00

3.25 - 3.49

56.00

62.00

63.00

3.00 - 3.24

51.00

58.00

59.00

2.75 - 2.99

45.00

54.00

55.00

2.50 - 2.74

45.00

50.00

51.00

2.25 - 2.49

45.00

45.00

46.00

Below 2.25

45.00

45

45 .00

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  • Excludes the Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation.
  • These domestic student bridging programs currently offered in Queensland are assessed as 2 semesters of full-time study if completed:
    • Bond University Preparation Program (BUPP)
    • CQUniversity Tertiary Entrance Program (TEP)
    • Griffith College Certificate IV Tertiary Preparation Program
    • Griffith University Preparation Program (GUPP)
    • UQ College Tertiary Preparation Program
    • University of Southern Queensland (USQ) Tertiary Preparation Program.
    These domestic student bridging programs currently offered in Queensland are assessed as 1 semester of full-time study if completed:
    • CQUniversity Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies (STEPS)
    • USC Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP)
  • Contact HiQ to see how your interstate or prior Queensland bridging studies are recognised.

More ways to get in

Adjustment schemes

You may be eligible for an adjustment to your selection rank, which can help you get into the course you want. We offer adjustment schemes for students with difficult circumstances and elite athletes.

Explore adjustment schemes

Worried you won’t get in?

If you’re concerned that your selection rank isn’t high enough for the course you want, don’t worry - there are other admissions pathways you can take to get to your dream course.

Helping you get into your course

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

Our Centralised Assessment Selection Program (CASP) makes it easier for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island students to come to uni, whatever your educational background.

About CASP

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Ready to apply?

When you’re ready to apply for a course, follow our step-by-step applying guide.

Apply for undergraduate courses

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Other admission pathways

We believe that everyone should be able to continue their journey of lifelong learning. So we're committed to exploring all admission pathways to help you get into the course that you want.

Your higher education experience isn't the only way you can get into uni. Take a look at your options if you've done:

  • study at TAFE or other vocational education and training
  • recent secondary school study
  • any workplace experience.

VET study

If you've done any VET study, including study done at TAFE, you may be able to use that to get into uni.

Apply with VET study

Secondary study

If you've completed high school in the last two years, find out if your results can help you get into the course you want.

Apply with recent secondary study

Employment experience

You can also apply to uni based on work experience you've completed. Find out how your work and life experience can help you get in.

Apply with work experience

Contact us

Get in touch if you've got any questions about how to use your previous experience to get into uni.