School leavers options

Just in case you don’t get the ATAR you want – remember, you have options!

If you came out of your exams and feel just a little concerned that might not have quite reached your goal ATAR, the first thing you need to know is your ATAR is not the be-all and end-all. There are many ways you can get to where you want to go at uni – and at Charles Sturt University we have plenty of them.

So, don’t stress. Explore our range of admission pathways or get in touch. We’ll help you find the perfect pathway course for you.

Need a Plan B?

Not sure you'll get the ATAR you need for the course you want to study? These courses could be the perfect pathway to get you where you want to go:

Didn't get the ATAR for:Consider:
Bachelor of Veterinary Biology / Bachelor of Veterinary ScienceBachelor of Animal Science or Bachelor of Veterinary Technology
Bachelor of Laws or Associate Degree in Policing PracticeBachelor of Criminal Justice
Bachelor of PsychologyBachelor of Social Science (Psychology)
Our undergraduate science coursesBachelor of General Studies (Science)
Bachelor of Psychology or Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)Bachelor of Arts
Our undergraduate teaching degreesBachelor of Educational Studies
Most of our undergraduate degrees across all career areasDiploma of General Studies or Charles Sturt University Pathway
Select allied health coursesBachelor of Health and Rehabilitation Science
Medicine, dentistry, physiotherapy, pharmacy, midwifery, paramedicine or radiologyBachelor of Clinical Science

*Courses are subject to specific university admission requirements.

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Are you ready to be the change the world needs? To dig in and get your hands dirty? We are. Because it’s not what we say that makes a difference. It’s what we do.

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Ever wondered what it's really like to study with Charles Sturt?

We're an open book and here to share the ins and outs of uni life with you. There are plenty of opportunities for you to come on campus and explore Charles Sturt at our open days and events.

From our hands-on Explore Days to our Open Days where you'll be given the keys to the campus, you'll have opportunities to get a sneak peek of what your future as a uni student could be like. You can even book a campus tour and check out our fantastic facilities for yourself.

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Book a consult

We're here to support you from day one. We can help you find the right course for you and will connect you to all the support you need. From financial support through to tailored learning support - Charles Sturt University will go the extra mile to help you succeed.

We're extending our call centre hours from 13 November until 19 December, so book in a time that suits you and chat to one of our friendly team.

If you'd like to find out what your options are for getting into uni all you need to do is reach out.

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Want to boost your finances?

At Charles Sturt University we give away more than $3 million in scholarships and grants to students just like you each year. And you don't need to be at the top of the class to get one.

Scholarships and grants take the pressure off and can make your uni experience that much easier. Your scholarships could cover course fees, accommodation, textbooks, attending work placements and living expenses. Trust us, it’s worth your while to apply for as many as you can.

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Charles Sturt University is #1 for graduate employment

Get qualified and get the job. More Charles Sturt grads get jobs faster than grads from any other university in Australia*.

Charles Sturt University is a 5 star uni for graduate salaries

Get your dream job and get paid well for it! Charles Sturt grads earn an average of $67,100 straight after graduating.*

*QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey 2019

Leaders in excellence in learning and teaching

Charles Sturt is a Global Teaching Excellence Award 2018 finalist.

You might be asking...

  • What are my study options?

    There’s no one size fits all when it comes to getting into uni. By exploring our admission pathways you’ll discover a range of ways you can get your foot in the door and start the course you want sooner. You might want to start uni with one of our general degrees and apply to transfer to the course you really want once you’ve met course entry requirements. From arts and education to business and science, you’ll find options to prepare you for your next step.

    Check our admission pathways

  • How can I get guaranteed entry to most undergraduate courses?

    If you didn’t get the ATAR you need for the course you want, we have the perfect solution for you. Apply to our Diploma of General Studies and you’ll have guaranteed entry to most of our undergraduate courses on completion!

    The Diploma of General Studies can be completed in one year full-time and you’ll graduate with a recognised tertiary qualification that gives you up to four undergraduate-level subject’s credit.

    Explore our Diploma of General Studies

  • Can I chat to someone about my study options?

    You sure can! We’re here to help you make the right decision. Just reach out by giving us a call, enquiring online or booking a time to meet with us in person. We can discuss your career goals, course interests and answer any questions you may have.

    From 13 November until 19 December, we're extended our call centre hours. You can book a 30-minute phone appointment with our friendly team from 10am until 7pm. We're here to help.

    Let’s discuss your options

  • How can I apply with Charles Sturt?

    Studying your Higher School Certificate (HSC) or Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) this year? You can apply to study on campus through UAC (Universities Admission Centre) or VTAC (Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre).

    These guys take the hassle out of applying for uni, so you can focus on the important things like acing your Year 12 exams.


    If you're sitting your HSC exams in New South Wales or the Australian Capital Territory, you’ll apply to Charles Sturt through UAC.


    Choose course

    Choose your course from our wide range of undergraduate courses.


    Special requirements

    Check your course to see if there are any special requirements, such as additional documents or forms you need to complete.



    Manage your application through UAC and – voilà – you’re one step closer to living your future career!

    Apply via UAC


    If you’re a VCE student and want to study on campus at Albury-Wodonga, you’ll apply through VTAC. And it’s easy when you follow VTAC’s step-by-step application guide.

    Apply via VTAC

    Applying direct

    Studying with us online? You’ll apply to Charles Sturt direct.

    Apply to Charles Sturt

Applying to study online at Charles Sturt

Did you know you can study fully online with Charles Sturt University? You need to apply direct to us for online study. Check your course requirements and apply in as little as 15 minutes.

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