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 6,000 early offers – and now it’s your turn!

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Charles Sturt Advantage information session

Join our free recorded information session on Wednesday 7 June at 6.30pm to discover how your soft skills and Year 11 results could help you secure an early offer to study with us in 2024. If you’re a Year 12 student, parent or career adviser, this one is for you!

Can't make it on the night? Check out our recorded information session from round 1 instead.

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Key dates

Applications open 1 February 2023

Round 1 - CLOSED

Apply by

Midnight 7 April 2023

Receive an offer by

Early May

Round 2 - NOW OPEN

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

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.

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

  • Login to your Students Online account then select My Account.
  • Select Enrolment details and results.
  • Select 2022 HSC (Preliminary) in the Currently Viewing drop-down menu.
  • To save a pdf of your results, select Certificates/eRecords.
  • Upload your Year 11 / 2022 HSC (Preliminary) results pdf with your online Charles Sturt Advantage application.

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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) before starting 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.


  • Do I still need to finish my HSC?

    Yes. All CSA offers are conditional on you completing your HSC. Even though you’ll have your offer to Charles Sturt, we still place a big importance on the studies you will complete in year 12.

  • 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 2023
    • 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. This can include things like English language proficiency, work placement, etc. 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, 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.

  • Are offers conditional or unconditional?

    Almost all offers are firm offers, which means all you need to do is complete year 12. We sometimes give a small amount of conditional offers to our most competitive courses.

  • I received a conditional offer but I won't be receiving an ATAR. Am I still able to accept my offer?

    If you receive a conditional offer, you will need to receive a certain ATAR to accept your offer.

  • If I receive an offer to study online, can I change it to on-campus?

    If you want to change where you would like to study, we recommend you apply again in round 2 or 3 with your updated preferences. If you receive a new offer, you can accept that one instead.

  • Are the Charles Sturt Advantage rounds the same as UAC/VTAC?

    No, UAC/VTAC have different application and offer dates. You should check with your careers advisor or through the UAC/VTAC website to confirm these dates.

  • What if I receive more than one offer?

    That’s fine! You can accept an offer and apply for another course in a future round. You just need to make sure that you've accepted your dream course by the census date (22 March 2024).