Have you got the Advantage?

Your soft skills could help you secure an early offer.

Our Charles Sturt Advantage early offer program recognises your soft skills, which are not always reflected in your exam results. Because there's more to being an excellent student than marks alone.

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At Charles Sturt, we know there are certain qualities you need to really succeed at study, at work and at life. Things like resilience, empathy and the motivation to create a world worth living in.

With soft skills like these, you can unlock a world of possibilities.

  • A conditional study offer before you sit your HSC/VCE exams.
  • An adjustment to the ATAR you’ll need to achieve for most Charles Sturt courses.
  • A place in our exclusive support program that will help you step into life as an official Charles Sturt student full of confidence.

Our early offer program isn't just for Year 12 students – it's for everyone. Because if you have the qualities we value, we know you're ready to start creating a world worth living in.

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Key dates
We'll tell you the outcome mid-September 2020
Residential retreat 15-16 December 2020
Welcome event Early February 2021
Start your course 1 March 2021

FAQs

Current applicants

  • I’ve applied to the early offer program, what do I do now?

    Great! You just need to complete the last step on your way to the Advantage.

    If you’re getting an ATAR this year and want to study on campus: Submit your UAC or VTAC application, ensuring you select your Charles Sturt Advantage early offer program course as your highest preference.

    Everyone else*: Apply direct to Charles Sturt for your early offer program course.

    *School leaver wanting to study online, school leaver not getting an ATAR, non-school leaver.

  • Do I need to list my early offer program course on my UAC/VTAC preference list?

    Yes! Your Charles Sturt Advantage early offer program course should be your highest preference. If you list a different course above your early offer program course, you might receive an offer for the higher preferenced course and miss out on your early offer with Charles Sturt.

  • What if my early offer course isn’t my #1 course?

    You should put the course you most want to do as your first UAC/VTAC preference. If you receive a conditional offer through the Charles Sturt Advantage early offer program for a course that is not your first preference, make sure it is on your list of preferences. Then if you don’t get your #1 course, you can still receive an offer for the course we sent you the early conditional offer for.

  • I didn’t get my first choice for my Charles Sturt Advantage early offer course. Can I still preference that course in UAC/VTAC?

    Yes, you can still preference both courses in UAC/VTAC. Remember you’ll need to include the course we gave you an early conditional offer for, otherwise we won’t be able to give you a firm offer for it via UAC/VTAC.

  • Do I still need to meet all course requirements?

    Yes, you’ll need to make sure that you’ve met all course entry requirements in order to begin studying.

  • What happens if I don't get an offer?

    Don’t stress – there are other ways to get into uni. You’ll still be considered for entry to Charles Sturt University via the normal UAC/VTAC process during other rounds.

  • Can I defer my early offer?

    Yes. As long as your course normally allows for deferrals (this is the case for almost all our undergrad courses).

Future applicants

  • When will the next program open?

    1 June 2021, for study commencing in 2022. Subscribe for updates and you’ll be the first to get all the details.

  • Can international students apply to the early offer program?

    No, sorry. The Charles Sturt Advantage early offer program is only available to Australian citizens and permanent residents, and New Zealand citizens.

Getting the Advantage

When we talk to employers, they tell us they love our graduates. And it's not just because our grads are so well trained for their jobs – it’s that something extra they bring.

It’s their soft skills that give Charles Sturt graduates the edge.

That's why we really value soft skills here at Charles Sturt University – and why we'll reward you for having them.

To get the Advantage, all you'll need to do is answer three questions to show us you have the resilience, empathy and motivation to create a world worth living in that we're looking for.

Tell us your real-life examples of how you're using your soft skills to make the world a better place. It could help you secure an early offer to study with us.

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Applications open – 1 June 2020

Applications close – 31 August 2020

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