The majority of Year 12 applicants enter University via the traditional, competitive entry method, where offers are made to eligible applicants with the highest Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) until all places in the course are filled. See how the ATAR is worked out.
Year 12 qualifications for entry into university include:
- South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE)
- interstate equivalents
- International Baccalaureate.
Achieve an ATAR rank equal or above the published guaranteed entry ATAR score and you will be guaranteed a place at Flinders.
When applying, make sure you select Flinders courses first in your preferences and you will be offered a place in the highest Flinders course preference that you are eligible for.
Bonus points contribute to your Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) when applying for Flinders University courses. Different bonus points are awarded depending on your experience and background.
Special access entry schemes
If you're in Year 12, uniTEST is available to enhance your chances of getting into Flinders. We will select students based on Year 12 results (60% weighting toward the ATAR score) and uniTEST performance (40%). But if you take the test and don't do so well, then the results don't have to be counted.
Principals' Recommendation Program
Flinders University appreciates that your performance in Year 12 may not always be a true indicator of an ability to succeed at University. Therefore we will consider your school's recommendation of your academic performance and potential for university study for admission to selected Flinders courses.
Indigenous Admissions Scheme
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders completing Year 12, or non-school leavers are eligible to apply for Flinders via the Indigenous Admissions Scheme.
Flinderslink is another option for you to eventually get into the course of your choice if you're not offered your first preference.
Once you're at Flinders you can apply for an internal transfer to another course.