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What happens next?

Changing your preferences

You can change your preferences after you submit your QTAC application through QTAC's application services portal.

Check the QTAC key dates for details on when you can change preferences.

You may want to change your preferences if:

  • you change your mind about what you want to study
  • your OP or selection rank is higher or lower than you expected
  • you receive an offer for a course but would prefer to study a different course that’s offered in a later offer round.

Worried your OP or selection rank isn't high enough?

If you're worried that your results aren't enough to get into the course you want after receiving your OP or selection rank, you can change your preferences to apply for:

  • a different course that you're interested in studying that's less competitive for entry
  • a course that may help you get into the course you really want in the future. Use your lower preferences for this.

Helping you get into your course

Receiving your offer

When are offers made?

QTAC will notify you by email if you have received an offer. You'll also be able to see your application status in the applicant portal on the QTAC website.

We'll make offers for Semester 1 2019 via QTAC from October 2018 for applicants who aren't currently in Year 12.

We'll make our first offers to Queensland Year 12 students based on OP results on 20 December 2018.

If you applied for a course based on a performance or portfolio, we'll make offers to eligible applicants in November 2018.

Don't worry if you don't get an offer before Christmas, because we will make most of our Semester 1 2019 offers on 16 January 2019. We might also make later top-up offers in late January 2019, depending on how many places there are remaining in your course.

Received an offer but want to study a different course?

If you receive an offer but would like to study another course offered in a later round, you can rearrange your preferences after you receive the early offer by conditionally accepting, rejecting or deferring the offer. That means you'll be able to accept a new offer for your higher preference in a later offer round, if you receive one.

Responding to your offer

Check your emails regularly as QTAC will advise you of an offer by email. You'll be able to view or print your offer letter from the QTAC website.

You'll need to accept your offer by the due date and time specified in your offer letter. If you don't respond, you won't be considered in any further offer rounds.

Once you accept your offer, you'll need to enrol in your course. If you decide to accept the offer, you can do so via the QTAC website.

Ways to respond

Responding to my offer if I'm away

If you're going to be away and unable to access the internet as offers are being made, you need to ensure that you've nominated someone else via your QTAC application who is authorised to act on your behalf in your absence.

What happens if I don't respond to my offer in time?

If you don't respond to your offer in time and your offer status changes to 'lapsed', you can contact QTAC to have your offer reinstated. You need to respond to your offer by the specified response date.

Deferring my offer

You can choose to defer your offer. You can defer the start of your study for one year for most courses.

How to defer your study

Didn't get the offer you wanted?

Check the status of your application through QTAC's online application service. If you don't understand or don't agree with the reason you haven't been made an offer for the course you want, contact QTAC.

If you have an offer but it's not your preferred course, you can choose to conditionally accept your offer. This means that you can take up a different offer in a later offer round, or keep your existing offer if you do not receive another offer. In the meantime you can:

  • reconsider your QTAC preferences so that even if you miss out on your preferred course, you can still get into an alternative study area, or undertake further study to get into the course you want
  • change or reorder your preferences to be considered in future offer rounds. Be aware that QUT course offerings in the top-up offer rounds depend on course vacancies, and the thresholds may be higher than the major offer round. Check the QTAC website to see what course vacancies still exist for top-up offer rounds.

I received an offer for a course I didn't apply for

Check which course you nominated. Is the QUT code correct? How are your preferences ordered?

If there is an issue, contact QTAC.

Didn’t get a QTAC offer?

If you didn't receive a QTAC offer, check some of the reasons your application may not have been successful.

Attend orientation

Orientation week is the perfect time for you to get to know the QUT campus, experience student life, and make important connections with support staff and your fellow students.

There'll be fun, games, travel experiences and heaps of opportunities to make new friends.

Find out more about orientation and the orientation schedule once you've accepted your offer.