Get the advantage!

Apply now for an early offer at Charles Sturt

At Charles Sturt we want you to have the best possible start to your next chapter. With the Charles Sturt Advantage you can get a guaranteed spot in your course before you sit your final exams. Last year we made almost 4,000 early offers – and now it’s your turn!

Key dates

Applications open 1 February 2022

Round 1

Apply by

31 March 2022

Receive an offer by

Early May

Round 2

Apply by

24 June 2022

Receive an offer by

Late July

Round 3

Apply by

4 September

Receive an offer by

Late September

You’ve got what it takes

The Charles Sturt Advantage is your chance to get into uni based on work you’ve already done and skills you already have. There are three rounds that you can apply for. Some of our most competitive courses will fill in the earlier rounds – so make sure you apply early.

Apply now for your chance to score an early offer to study with us in 2023.

  • Choose from our wide range of on-campus and online courses.
  • Take the pressure off with a guaranteed study offer.
  • Get exclusive support that will help you step into uni life full of confidence.
  • Be considered for exclusive scholarships based on your soft skills.

How it works

We'll look at two things: your Year 11 results and your soft skills. Soft skills are those personal attributes that will help you succeed at study – and life. Things like communication, resilience, empathy and motivation to create a world worth living in.

How to apply

Submit your Year 11 results with your online application and tell us the following.

  • How a Charles Sturt degree will enable you to be a positive influence in your community.
  • When you showed resilience during a difficult time.
  • A time when you demonstrated empathy and why you took the actions you did.

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Explore early offer courses

You can apply for an early offer to more than 50 Charles Sturt courses across our six regional campuses and online. Search the study areas below to see if your Charles Sturt course provides early offers.

Explore early offer courses

You’ll also need to meet any other entry requirements for your course (as outlined in course admission information) prior to beginning study.

Didn’t find the course you were looking for? Browse our full list of courses. With more than 70 undergraduate courses and plenty of admission pathways, we’ll help you get where you want to go.

How to get your Year 11 results

If you go to school in New South Wales, follow the below steps to download a copy of your Year 11 results.

  • Login to your Students Online account then select My Account.
  • Select Enrolment details and results.
  • Select 2021 HSC (Preliminary) in the Currently Viewing drop-down menu.
  • To save a pdf of your results, select Certificates/eRecords.
  • Upload your Year 11 / 2021 HSC (Preliminary) results pdf with your online Charles Sturt Advantage application.

If you attend school in another state or territory, please upload a copy of your final Year 11 school report.


  • Am I eligible to apply for the program?...

    The Charles Sturt Advantage early offer program is open to Year 12 students. To be eligible for the program, you’ll need to be a school leaver who:

    • has completed Year 11 and will be completing Year 12 in 2022
    • is an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or New Zealand citizen.
  • Can international students apply to the early offer program?

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

  • How many courses can I apply for with the early offer program?

    You can apply for up to three courses when you fill out your Charles Sturt Advantage application. If you’re successful, you’ll get an offer in order of your preferences. If you’re not successful, don’t stress. We have plenty of admission pathways that can get you where you want to go – and we’ll help guide you through the process.

  • I won’t be receiving an ATAR. Can I apply?

    Yes. Entry to the program is based on your Year 11 results and soft skills – not your ATAR. Whether you’re getting an ATAR or not, you can apply for the Charles Sturt Advantage if you meet the above requirements.

  • Do I still need to meet all course requirements?

    Yes, you’ll need to make sure that you’ve met all course entry requirements to begin study. Check your course entry requirements online for more information.

  • Is there a limit on the number of spots in the early offer program?

    While there isn’t a limit on places in the Charles Sturt Advantage, some of our most competitive courses may have limits on the number of offers made via the program. So it’s important that you apply as early as you can.

  • Which are the most competitive courses?

    Competitive courses that are available through this program include:

    • Bachelor of Animal Science
    • Bachelor of Equine Science (with specialisation)
    • Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (with specialisation)
    • Bachelor of Health and Medical Science
    • Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Diagnostic Radiography)
    • Bachelor of Nursing
    • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
    • Bachelor of Paramedicine
    • Bachelor of Physiotherapy
    • Bachelor of Psychology
    • Bachelor of Veterinary Technology
  • Will courses that are filled in Rounds 1 and 2 still be available in Round 3?

    No, if a course filled in the first round it won’t be available for the second or third. But don’t worry if you miss out on your course – you can still apply for entry via the standard UAC/VTAC admission process.

  • What if I don’t receive an offer for my first course preference?

    If you don’t receive an offer based on your first preference, we’ll consider your second and third preferences. So, make sure you select three course preferences.

  • If I don’t receive an offer in Round 1 or 2, can I apply again in Round 3?

    Yes. If you don’t receive any offer in the first round, you can apply for different courses in the second or third.

  • 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 via the normal UAC/VTAC process during other rounds.

  • Can I defer my early offer?

    Yes. You can defer if your course normally allows for deferrals (this is the case for almost all of our undergrad courses).

  • How is the Charles Sturt Advantage different from the Schools Recommendation Scheme?

    The Schools Recommendation Scheme (SRS) focuses exclusively on your academic achievements to date and doesn’t consider your other skills, experience and attributes. Another key difference ` the Charles Sturt Advantage gives you the opportunity to meet new friends, lecturers and experience what uni is like through our dedicated support program. You’ll also receive guidance through the remainder of your Year 12 studies when you have the Advantage.