The QUT Year 12 Early Offer Scheme can provide you with certainty about your future study options, with an offer to study at QUT before receiving your ATAR or IB Diploma. If eligible, you will receive an offer for your first preference on Friday 20 November, the day you complete Year 12.

The scheme is for entry to QUT in 2021 only and open to current Queensland Year 12 students who are completing:

  • the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) or International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme at a Queensland high school in 2020; and
  • at least five General (ATAR) subjects or an IB Diploma study plan.

If you’re an international student studying at a Queensland high school, you are eligible for this scheme, however the application process is different. Find out more

How do I apply for the scheme?

Apply for courses through QTAC in the usual manner by no later than 31 October. If you have selected any of the eligible courses in your top three QTAC preferences, you will receive an email from QTAC inviting you to apply for the scheme.

To support your application, you will need to upload the following documentation to your QTAC application by 4.30pm Friday 6 November 2020:

QCE students:

  • Semester 1/IA1 results:
    • a full screenshot of your QCAA Student Portal learner account showing all of IA1 results; or
    • Year 12 Semester 1 report from your school; and
  • IA2/3 results:
    • A full screenshot of your QCAA Student Portal learner account showing all of IA2/3 results; or
    • IA2/3 marks on a formal report issued by your school.

Queensland IB Diploma students:

  • Year 12 provisional results.

You must achieve the following results:

QUT courseQCE IB Diploma
Bachelor of Business

Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Creative Industries

Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Information Technology

Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Justice

Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Science
Pass grades in five General subjects (including English) with a minimum grade of B (or numerical marks equivalent to 70% or higher)* in three General subjects Passing grades in all subjects with a minimum grade of 4* (HL) and/or 5* (SL) in three subjects
Bachelor of Creative Industries

Bachelor of Creative Industries/Bachelor of Information Technology

Bachelor of Information Technology

Bachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Justice

Bachelor of Public Health

Bachelor of Science
Pass grades in five General subjects (including English) with a minimum grade of B (or numerical marks equivalent to 70% or higher)* in two General subjects Passing grades in all subjects with a minimum grade of 4* (HL) and/or 5* (SL) in two subjects

* The minimum grades/numerical marks do not have to be in the same subject in each assessment.

Keep in mind that early offers will only be made if you have listed one of the eligible courses as your highest QTAC preference. If you have other courses listed as higher preferences or have not met the entry requirements, you will not be considered for an early offer.

Your questions answered

Are international Year 12 students eligible for the scheme?

International Year 12 students studying at a Queensland high school can be considered for the scheme if you have met the eligibility criteria, however the application process is different. Find out more

Can I apply without an invitation?

Applications are by invitation only. If you wish to receive an invitation, you must select any of the eligible courses in your top three QTAC preferences by no later than 31 October.

When will I get my invitation?

Invitations are being sent out weekly starting from 1 September.

Why haven’t I got an invitation?

Ensure that you have listed one (or more) of the eligible courses in your top three QTAC preferences.

If you have only recently selected one (or more) of the eligible courses in your top three QTAC preferences, your invitation may still be pending and will be sent the following week.

If you have not received any emails from QTAC please check your email junk folder and the email address listed on your QTAC online application, and update where necessary.

What is pass grade in a General subject?

A passing grade is at least a C- or 50%. For example, an IA2/3 mark of 15/30 or 8/15 are minimum passing grades.

What documentation do I need to provide?

The documentation must be:

  • formally issued results from your school (eg Semester 1 report); and/or
  • a full screenshot of your QCAA Student Portal learner account showing your IA results.

Note: you will only have only one opportunity to provide the documentation to QTAC. Only apply once you have all of the documentation ready and all documents must be combined into one attachment for uploading. You will not be contacted if your documentation is incomplete or insufficient.

What happens if my marks change from Semester 1 to IA2/3?

We will look at your Semester 1 results separate to your IA2/3 results. For example your B grade subjects in Semester 1 can be different to your B grade subjects in your IA2/3 results; where both IA2/3 results are available the combined total will be used. Further, you will need achieve the required number of passes plus B grades in both your semester 1 and IA2/3 results; ie there is no averaging within or between each set of results.

What if my report card lists numerical marks instead of A-E grades?

If your numerical marks are equivalent to or higher than a pass (50%) or B grade (70%), submit your Semester 1 report card and any interim report cards where available. If you have not received your results for IA2/3, you can submit a screen shot of your QCAA Student Portal (if IA2/3 has been added) or request a formal letter from your school, outlining your results from IA2/3.

I’m unsure if I meet the minimum grade requirements.

Please seek assistance from your school careers adviser, teacher or year level coordinator.

When will I receive my early offer?

If you meet the requirements, you will receive your QUT early offer from QTAC on Friday 20 November. You must respond to your early offer by 4.30pm on Friday 27 November. The ability to use your Year 12 subject results to gain entry to QUT is only available for this limited time.

When you have accepted your early offer through QTAC, you will then be able to enrol at QUT in early December when enrolment opens.

What happens if I do not respond to my early offer?

If you let your offer lapse by taking no action, you will not receive any further offers via QTAC, so it is very important that you do not ignore your early offer. If you are unsure about accepting your early offer, we suggest that you conditionally accept, which will allow you to reorder your QTAC preferences and be considered for other offers in December and January when your ATAR or selection rank is known.

What if my preferred course is not included in the scheme?

You can still be considered for your preferred course, or a QUT double degree as part of the usual QTAC offer rounds. However, if you would also like to be part of the early offer scheme, you will need to list one of the QUT Year 12 Early Offer Scheme eligible courses as your first QTAC preference.

If you’re eligible for an early offer you can conditionally accept this offer and at the same time reorder your QTAC preferences to be considered for your preferred courses in the December and January offer rounds on the basis of your ATAR or selection rank.

Can I accept my early offer and then take a gap year?

Yes, you can defer your offer.

What if I am doing Applied subjects, VET study or university subjects?

Applied subjects, VET study or university-level subjects (such as START QUT) will not be considered as part of your school results for the QUT Year 12 Early Offer Scheme. However, for entry in 2021 you may be eligible for an offer from November, based on your VET study or two completed START QUT units.

Are Year 12 students from interstate eligible to apply?

The QUT Year 12 Early Offer Scheme is only available to Year 12 students studying in Queensland.

Will adjustments apply?

As the QUT Early Offer Scheme will use your school results and not your ATAR or selection rank, adjustments will not apply. Should you not be eligible for an early offer, adjustments will apply to your ATAR or selection rank.

If you are applying for the Educational Access Scheme (EAS) and/or the Elite Athlete Entry Scheme you are encouraged to still complete these applications as it could assist you with additional support and possible scholarships

Can I still apply for the QUT scholarships?

Yes, you can still apply for QUT undergraduate scholarships, including the QUT Excellence Scholarships which are awarded on the basis of your ATAR or selection rank. Applications close on 20 November and scholarship offers will commence from December.

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