Griffith University Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor Professor Debra Henly said while the pressure to do well in the final years of school probably felt overwhelming at times, students have more options than they realise.
“At Griffith there are several pathways to help students improve their selection rank, upgrade to their preferred undergraduate degree or satisfy subject prerequisites and even if you didn’t complete Year 12 we have access schemes that can help you gain admission to university,” Professor Henly explained.
“We have a long tradition of recognising the skills and knowledge gained through Vocational Education and Training for instance.
“The University partners with Griffith College, TAFE Institutes and private providers to offer admission pathways into a range of undergraduate degrees.
“Your academic achievements or personal circumstances can also help you get into your preferred degree.
“Our adjustment factor pathways, including the Gold Coast and Logan Priority Access Pathway, Educational Access Scheme (EAS), Elite Athlete Adjustment Factors, Year 12 Subject Adjustment Pathway and Guaranteed Admission Scheme, can help to get students into their preferred course.
“Students can also improve their selection rank by undertaking studies in an alternative Griffith degree and then moving into their chosen course.”
Griffith Explore your Options online event kicks off the day ATAR results are released, with personalised advice via online chat available from 8am Saturday 19th of December.
“Heading to university for the first time is a major life moment, so there’s real value for students in having the chance to discuss their options with an expert, to make sure they’re fully informed about potential pathways into university,” Professor Henly said.
“No matter their situation, Griffith’s study advisers can help students understand their study options and pathways into the degree program of their choice, if they don’t initially achieve the entry rank.
“You can chat online with our expert study advisers 18-19 December, 8 am – 2 pm and 21-24 December, 9 am—2 pm daily (AEST).”
ATARs will be released for 2020 Queensland Year 12 Students on Saturday 19 December, with QTAC offers scheduled to be made on Wednesday 23 December.
In what has been an extraordinary year, more than 600 students have already accepted offers to study at Griffith in 2021 through the new Year 12 Early Offer Guarantee, which introduced early degree offers based on Year 12 Semester 1 results or VET qualifications.
The new scheme was developed to provide some certainty for school leavers in what have been uncertain times. Offers were issued on 20 November.Jump to next article