Start your university journey with Options Day at Southern Cross University

Published 16 December 2019
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Whether you are about to graduate from high school, have taken a gap year, or are looking to change careers, Southern Cross University has an entry option to suit you.

With school leavers around the country gearing up to receive their final Year 12 results, Southern Cross University will host Options Day events where both school leavers and mature age students can discuss high school results, degree or pathway options and receive assistance direct University applications.

Southern Cross University Gold Coast Campus will host Options Day on Tuesday December 17 from 2pm – 6pm (QLD time). Options Day events at Lismore and Coffs Harbour Campuses will also be held on Tuesday December 17 from 2pm – 6pm (NSW time).

Tuesday is the same day NSW students will receive their Higher School Certificate (HSC) results and ATAR scores or IB results when NESA (NSW Education Standards Authority) makes them available through the Students Online personal account. Year 12 school leavers in Queensland received their final Year 12 grades and OP results at the weekend through the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA).

Senior manager of student management Paul Robinson said whether prospective students are graduating from high school, have taken a gap year, or are looking to change careers, Southern Cross University has an entry option to suit.

“We have a unique opportunity where prospective students can apply directly through to the University and we offer award-winning pathway programs to assist students to achieve their study goals even if they may not achieve the high school results they were aiming for,” Mr Robinson said.

“We offer the best psychology degree in the country according to the 2020 Good Universities Guide and the latest QILT data, and have unique degree opportunities in Engineering, Law, Health, Education, Business, Marine and Environmental Sciences, Humanities, Creative Arts, IT and more.”

Pathway options for study at Southern Cross University:

Direct Entry – apply directly to the University based on your Year 12 (ATAR/OP) results.

Transition to Uni – If you didn't get the marks you were hoping for, Transition to Uni offers an alternative pathway. The six-week intensive program is delivered over the summer break so you can start your degree at the beginning of next year.

Preparing for Success at SCU Program (PSP) – This flexible, fee-free course is open to Australian residents over the age of 18, you can study on campus or online. This pathway program will provide you with the skills needed to succeed at university.

Special admission schemes – Designed to assist applicants who have been disadvantaged during Years 11 and/or 12 or equivalent but have good academic potential.

Accept your offer - For those who already have an offer to study at Southern Cross University, Options Day event staff can assist in accepting your offer, changing your preference or enrolling in subjects (please bring your Tax File Number).

Come along to Options Day to receive personalised advice, explore the campus and find answers to your questions. Register now to start your university journey.

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