Get the advantage!

Register now for an early offer at Charles Sturt

The Charles Sturt Advantage early offer 2022 program is now closed. Be among the first to know about our exciting 2023 early offer program by registering your interest.

Key dates

Applications open 1 February 2023

Round 1

Apply by

Midnight 7 April 2023

Receive an offer by

Early May

Round 2

Apply by

Midnight 30 June 2023

Receive an offer by

Late July

Round 3

Apply by

Midnight 31 August 2023

Receive an offer by

Late September

How it works

Our Charles Sturt Advantage early offer program is your chance to get into uni based on work you’ve already done and skills you already have. We'll look at two things: your Year 11 results and your soft skills. Soft skills are personal attributes that will help you succeed at study – and life. Things like communication skills, resilience, empathy, and motivation to create a world worth living in.

This is your chance to score an early offer to study with us in 2024 – before you sit your final exams.

  • Choose from our wide range of on-campus and online courses.
  • Take the pressure off with a guaranteed study offer.
  • Be automatically considered for an exclusive Charles Sturt Advantage scholarship.
  • Get exclusive support that will help you step into uni life full of confidence.

How to apply

To get the Advantage, you’ll complete an online application that shows us that you have the soft skills we’re looking for. Here are some points for you to start thinking about, so you can get a head-start on writing your application. Tell us:

  • 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

Register your interest


  • 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 early offer program 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 early offer program 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 early offer program 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.

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

    While there isn’t a limit, some of our most competitive courses may have limits on the number of offers made via the Charles Sturt Advantage early offer program. So 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 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 Round 1 it won’t be available for Round 2. 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 Round 1, you can apply for different courses in Round 2.

  • 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 is the Charles Sturt Advantage early offer program 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.