Special bonus schemes

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Regional Year 12 Bonus Scheme

At Southern Cross University we recognise that Year 12 students from our region may not always have the same opportunities as students in capital cities. We add five bonus ATAR points or two OP levels (Queensland selection rank points) for students who attend schools or TAFE colleges in the Greater Gold Coast, Northern Rivers, Mid North Coast, Upper Hunter, Namoi, New England, or North West NSW regions. School leavers from within these regions may also be eligible for the STAR Early Entry scheme.

Special Subject Bonus Scheme

We believe that your ability to undertake a university course can also be measured by looking at a combination of the Year 12 subjects you have taken at high school and your overall score, rather than looking at your ATAR/OP alone.

Southern Cross University may award bonus points to you based on your performance in selected Year 12 subjects that we believe will better prepare you for the demands of your chosen university study.

To make things easy for you the Year 12 Special Subject Bonus Scheme does not require a separate application. If you are marginally below the course cut-off, bonus points will be applied which may make you eligible for an offer. These offers will be made in the UAC and QTAC main offer rounds.

Schools in the Southern Cross University region

Go to: A–B, C–D, E– G, H–J, K–L, M–N, O–R, S–T, U–Z


  • All Saints College St Mary’s Campus (Maitland)
  • All Saints’ College Bathurst
  • Alstonville High School
  • Armidale High School
  • Ashford Central School
  • Avondale School
  • Ballina Coast High School
  • Banora Point High School
  • Barraba Central School
  • Baradine Central School
  • Bede Polding College
  • Bellingen High School
  • Belmont High School
  • Belmont Christian College
  • Bingarra Central School
  • Binnaway Central School
  • Bishop Druitt College
  • Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College
  • Blayney High School
  • Blue Hills College
  • Boggabilla Central School
  • Bonalbo Central School
  • Bourke High School
  • Bowraville Central School
  • Brewarrina Central School
  • Brisbane Water Secondary College Woy Woy
  • Broken Hill High School
  • Bulahdelah Central School
  • Bundarra Central School
  • Byron Bay High School

To top of NSW schools


  • Callaghan College — Jesmond Campus
  • Calrossy Anglican School
  • Camden Haven High School
  • Camden Haven High School Distance Education Centre
  • Canowindra High School
  • Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School
  • Cardiff High School
  • Carenne School
  • Carinya Christian School Tamworth
  • Carinya SSP
  • Casino Christian School
  • Casino High School
  • Central Coast Adventist School
  • Central Coast Grammar School
  • Cessnock High School
  • Charlton Christian College
  • Chatham High School
  • Clarence Valley Anglican School — Clarenza Campus
  • Cobar High School
  • Coffs Harbour Christian Community School
  • Coffs Harbour High School
  • Coffs Harbour Senior College
  • Collarenebri Central School
  • Colo High School
  • Condobolin High School
  • Coolah Central School
  • Coonabarabran High School
  • Coonamble High School
  • Corowa High School
  • Cowra High School
  • Denison College of Secondary Education Bathurst Campus
  • Denison College of Secondary Education Kelso Campus
  • Dorrigo High School
  • Dubbo Christian School
  • Dubbo College, Senior Campus
  • Dubbo School of Distance Education
  • Dunedoo Central School
  • Dungog High School
  • Duval High School

To top of NSW schools


  • Emmanuel Anglican College
  • Emmaville Central School
  • Erina High School
  • Evans River K–12 School
  • Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School
  • Forbes High School
  • Francis Greenway High School
  • G S Kidd Memorial School
  • Gilgandra High School
  • Glendale Technology High School
  • Glen Innes High School
  • Gloucester High School
  • Goodooga Central School
  • Gorokan High School
  • Gosford High School
  • Grafton High School
  • Great Lakes College, Tuncurry Senior Campus
  • Gulargambone Central School
  • Gulgong High School
  • Gunnedah High School
  • Guyra Central School

To top of NSW schools


  • Hastings Secondary College — Port Macquarie campus
  • Hastings Secondary College — Westport campus
  • Hawkesbury High School
  • Henry Kendall High School
  • Heritage Christian School (Port Macquarie Campus)
  • Heritage College Lake Macquarie
  • Hillston Central School
  • Holman Place School
  • Hunter River High School
  • Hunter School of the Performing Arts
  • Hunter Sports High School
  • Hunter Trade College
  • Hunter Valley Grammar School
  • Induna School
  • Inverell High School
  • Irrawang High School
  • Ivanhoe Central School
  • James Sheahan Catholic High School — Orange

To top of NSW schools


  • Kandos High School
  • Kelso High School
  • Kempsey Adventist School
  • Kempsey High School
  • Kincumber High School
  • Kingscliff High School
  • Kinross Wolaroi School
  • Kurri Kurri High School
  • Kyogle High School
  • La Salle Academy
  • Lake Cargelligo Central School
  • Lake Macquarie High School
  • Lake Munmorah High School
  • Lambton High School
  • Lightning Ridge Central School
  • Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School
  • Lisarow High School
  • Lithgow High School

To top of NSW schools


  • Macintyre High School Inverell
  • MacKillop College — Bathurst
  • MacKillop College — Port Macquarie
  • Macksville High School
  • Maclean High School
  • Macleay Vocational College
  • Macquarie Anglican Grammar School
  • Macquarie College
  • Maitland Christian School
  • Maitland Grossmann High School
  • Maitland High School
  • Manilla Central School
  • Manning Valley Anglican College
  • McAuley Catholic College
  • McCarthy Catholic College
  • Melville High School
  • Mendooran Central School
  • Menindee Central School
  • Merewether High School
  • Merriwa Central School
  • Mian School
  • Molong Central School
  • Moree Secondary College, Albert Street Campus
  • Morisset High School
  • Mount St Patrick College
  • Mount View High School
  • Mudgee High School
  • Mullumbimby High School
  • Mungindi Central School
  • Murwillumbah High School
  • Muswellbrook High School
  • Nambucca Heads High School
  • Narara Valley High School
  • Narrabri High School
  • Narromine High School
  • Newcastle High School
  • New England Girls’ School
  • Newman Senior Technical College
  • Nimbin Central School
  • Norfolk Island Central School
  • Northlakes High School
  • Nyngan High School

To top of NSW schools


  • Oberon High School
  • O’Connor Catholic College — Armidale
  • Orange Christian School
  • Orange High School
  • Orara High School
  • Oxley High School
  • Pacific Coast Christian High School
  • Pacific Valley Christian School
  • Parkes Christian School
  • Parkes High School
  • Peak Hill Central School
  • Peel High School
  • PLC Armidale
  • Portland Central School
  • Quirindi High School
  • Red Bend Catholic College
  • Richmond Christian College
  • Rutherford Technology High School

To top of NSW schools


  • Scone Grammar School
  • Scone High School
  • Shearwater, The Mullumbimby Steiner School
  • Singleton Christian College
  • Singleton High School
  • South Grafton High School
  • Southern Cross School of Distance Education
  • St Andrew’s Christian School
  • St Catherine’s Catholic College — Singleton
  • St Clare’s High School — Taree
  • St Columba Anglican School
  • St Edward’s Christian Brothers College
  • St Francis Xavier’s College — Hamilton
  • St John Paul College Coffs Harbour
  • St John’s College — Dubbo
  • St John’s College Woodlawn
  • St Joseph’s Catholic College
  • St Joseph’s College —Tweed Heads
  • St Joseph’s High School Aberdeen
  • St Joseph’s Regional College — Port Macquarie
  • St Mary’s College — Gunnedah
  • St Mary’s Catholic College — Casino
  • St Paul’s College — Kempsey
  • St Paul’s High School
  • St Peter’s Catholic College (Tuggerah Lakes)
  • St Philip’s Christian College — Cessnock
  • St Philip’s Christian College — Gosford Campus
  • St Philip’s Christian College — Port Stephens
  • St Philip’s Christian College (Waratah)
  • St Stanislaus’ College — Bathurst
  • Summerland Christian College
  • Swansea High School
  • Tamworth High School
  • Taree Christian College
  • Taree High School
  • Tenterfield High School
  • Terrigal High School
  • The Armidale School
  • The Canobolas Rural Technology High School
  • The Henry Lawson High School
  • The Rivers Secondary College — Kadina High Campus
  • The Rivers Secondary College — Lismore High Campus
  • The Rivers Secondary College — Richmond River High Campus
  • The Scots School Bathurst
  • Tomaree High School
  • Toormina High School
  • Toronto High School
  • Tottenham Central School
  • Trangie Central School
  • Trinity Catholic College Lismore
  • Trundle Central School
  • Tullamore Central School
  • Tullibigeal Central School
  • Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College — The Entrance Campus
  • Tweed River High School
  • Tweed Valley Adventist College

To top of NSW schools


  • Ungarie Central School
  • Uralla Central School
  • Wadalba Community School
  • Walcha Central School
  • Walgett Community College
  • Warialda High School
  • Warners Bay High School
  • Warren Central School
  • Wauchope High School
  • Wee Waa High School
  • Wellington High School
  • West Wallsend High School
  • West Wyalong High School
  • Whitebridge High School
  • Wilcannia Central School
  • Willyama High School
  • Windsor High School
  • Wingham High School
  • Wollondilly Anglican College
  • Wollumbin High School
  • Woodenbong Central School
  • Woolgoolga High School
  • Wyong Christian Community School
  • Wyong High School
  • Xavier Catholic College
  • Xavier High School Albury
  • Yeoval Central School

Go to: A–D, E–K, L– P, Q–S, T–Z


  • A.B. Paterson College
  • Alexandra Hills State High School
  • All Saints Anglican School — Merrimac
  • Aquinas Catholic College
  • Arcadia College
  • Assissi Catholic College
  • Assumption College — Warwick
  • Australian Industry Trade College — Robina
  • Beenleigh State High School
  • Beaudesert State High School
  • Benowa State High School
  • Boonah State High School
  • Bremer State High School
  • Browns Plains State High School
  • Bundamba State Secondary School
  • Calvary Christian College
  • Canterbury College
  • Carmel College
  • Centenary Heights State High School
  • Chisholm Catholic College
  • Christian Outreach College
  • Cleveland District State High School
  • Clifton State High School
  • Concordia Lutheran College
  • Coombabah State High School
  • Coomera Anglican College
  • Downlands College

To top of QLD schools


  • Elanora State High School
  • Emmanuel College – Carrara
  • Fairholme College
  • Faith Lutheran College – Redlands
  • Flagstone State Community College
  • Glasshouse Christian College
  • Gold Coast Christian College
  • Goondiwindi State High School
  • Groves Christian College
  • Harristown State High School
  • Helensvale State High School
  • Hillcrest Christian College
  • Hills International College
  • Ipswich State High School
  • Islamic College of Brisbane
  • John Paul College
  • Keebra Park State High School
  • King’s Christian College
  • Kingston State College
  • Kimberley College

To top of QLD schools


  • Laidley District State School
  • Livingstone Christian College
  • Loganlea State High School
  • Lowood State High School
  • Lutheran Ormeau Rivers District School
  • Mable Park State High School
  • Marsden State High School
  • Marymount College – Burleigh Waters
  • Marist College Ashgrove
  • Merrimac State High School
  • Miami State High School
  • Nerang State High School
  • Ormeau Woods State High School
  • Pacific Pines State High School
  • Palm Beach Currumbin State High School
  • Park Ridge State High School
  • Pimpama State Secondary College

To top of QLD schools


  • Queensland Academy for Health Sciences
  • Redbank Plains State High School
  • Redeemer Lutheran College
  • Rivermount College
  • Robina State High School
  • Rochedale State High School
  • Saint Stephen’s College
  • Shailer Park State High School
  • Silkwood School
  • Somerset College — Mudgeeraba
  • Southport State High School
  • Springwood State High School
  • St Andrews Lutheran College
  • St Hilda’s School
  • St Joseph’s School, Stanthorpe
  • St Michael’s College
  • St Paul’s School
  • Stanthorpe State High School

To top of QLD schools


  • Tamborine Mountain College
  • Tamborine Mountain State High School
  • The Kooralbyn International School
  • The School of Total Education
  • The Scots PGC College
  • The Southport School
  • Trinity College — Beenleigh
  • Trinity Lutheran College
  • Upper Coomera State College
  • Varsity College
  • Victoria Point State High School
  • Warwick State High School
  • Wellington Point State High School
  • Windaroo Valley State High School
  • Woodridge State High School

To top of QLD schools

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