Adjustment factor pathways

Adjustment factors may increase your Selection Rank, through the allocation of additional points in certain circumstances, such as where you live, and subjects you passed. Discover if any adjustment factors may apply to you to gain a place in your preferred degree. USQ limits applicable adjustment factors to a maximum of 4 OP points or 10 Tertiary Entrance Ranks.

You do not have to apply for these adjustment factors – they will be automatically applied by QTAC at the time you are assessed.

Schools adjustments

We want to ensure our best and brightest students stay in the region. An additional 1 OP or 3 Tertiary Entrance Rank points will be awarded for graduating Year 12 at one of the below schools.

Location adjustments

Adjustment factors may increase your Selection Rank, through the allocation of additional points in certain circumstances, such as where you live, and subjects you passed. Discover if any adjustment factors may apply to you to gain a place in your preferred degree. USQ limits applicable adjustment factors to a maximum of 4 OP points or 10 tertiary entrance Ranks.

You do not have to apply for these adjustment factors – they will be automatically applied by QTAC at the time you are assessed.

High Achievers Scheme

USQ recognises academic excellence and ensures students who achieve an OP 1-5, and who meet all other admission criteria are guaranteed entry into any of USQ programs. This is automatically applied to your USQ preferences.

Year 12 subject adjustments

USQ awards additional points for passing certain Senior subjects and university courses. As a current Year 12 student, you can be awarded 1 OP or 2 Tertiary Entrance Ranks adjustments per applicable year 12 subject,  and 1 OP or 2 Tertiary Entrance Rank points for each USQ Head Start subject successfully completed.

Find out more

Early Offer Guarantee

Become a USQ Student Sooner

The Early Offer Guarantee allows graduating year 12 students to receive an early offer and guaranteed place at USQ based solely upon a recommendation by their Principal. Students are still required to meet all of the relevant entry requirements and subject pre-requisites for the program of their choice and select USQ as their first preference with QTAC.

The Early Offer Guarantee enables students to secure a place as early as November - which is well before OPs and final results are released.

Educational access scheme

USQ offers up to 8 additional points to attribute to your Tertiary Entrance Rank, for students who have experienced circumstances that have negatively affected their studies, through the Educational Access Scheme (EAS).

You can apply for this scheme when you apply for an undergraduate program through QTAC.

Elite athlete adjustment factors

USQ recognises Elite Athletes who have been identified by the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), state or territory institute or academy of sport or a relevant national association as outlined in the AIS Guiding Principles.

If your circumstances fall outside these guidelines, you may still apply for consideration as USQ will consider all sports and sporting commitments