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Head Start

Are you a motivated, high-achieving Year 10, 11 or 12 student?

USQ Head Start is our academic extension program where you can study one university subject during a semester, allowing you to get a head start on your university studies early.

Semester 1 entry is only for currently enrolled Year 11 and 12 students. Semester 2 & 3 entry is available for Year 10, 11 & 12 students as long as they meet all other entry requirements.

Why study Head Start?

thumbsup        Entry straight into USQ - Complete a course and gain entry into a related USQ degree! (Remember, you’ll also need to meet the degree pre-requisites). 
books   Get ahead - Prepare yourself for university by getting a feel for on-campus or online study, developing uni-level study skills and discovering more about your potential degree, all before you graduate Year 12!
notepad   Gain credit - You may gain credit for the courses you pass, which means you’ll have fewer courses to study when you start your degree.
two   Increase your QCE credits - Receive two credits towards your Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) for each USQ Head Start course successfully completed. You can receive a maximum of eight credits.
piggybank   Save money - The first course is free! Want to study more? Additional courses are offered at a discount.

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