Entry requirements

To be considered for entry into a USQ degree, you must meet specific entry requirements. These entry requirements are unique to each degree, therefore it is important you read the requirements for your choose degree.
ATAR will be used for Year 12 students seeking admission into the University of Southern Queensland undergraduate degrees. The Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) will remain as Queensland's senior secondary school qualification.

If you haven’t got an ATAR we can derive a rank based on your prior study, work experience or professional qualifications. You may be eligible for a number of ranks depending on your experience or qualifications however; USQ will use your highest rank for entry.

USQ revises its ATAR/Rank entry requirements at least on an annual basis depending on the demand for individual programs.
Many of USQ’s undergraduate degrees have subject pre-requisites. The most common subject pre-requisites are English (4, SA), Maths A (4, SA), Maths B (4, SA) and Science (4, SA).

This means that a degree with English (4, SA) as a pre-requisite we are expecting you to be able to demonstrate 4 semesters at a sound level of achievement (4, SA) of Year 11 and 12 English. As some applicants haven’t completed English or completed it to the required level we are able to assess subject pre-requisite equivalence. This means you may be able to meet English (4, SA) through another means.
Assumed knowledge and recommended prior study are included in the entry requirements. Unlike subject prerequisites however; they are not formally assessed by USQ. While we don’t assess for these we believe your chance of success is much higher if you have them.
Assumed knowledge
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Some of our programs, such as the Bachelor of Creative Arts require applicants to attend an interview or an audition and provide a folio of previous work to determine your suitability to the program.
Auditions and interviews
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We use GPA calculations from previous studies to assess entry into some of our graduate entry and postgraduate programs. We use a GPA calculation to manage demand in popular programs and to ensure you have the best chance of success.
Some of our Psychology programs have referee report requirements so that USQ can assess your suitability for a program. Remember when submitting we may contact your referees for more information.
Referee reports
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Your previous work experience can be converted to an entry rank. Your employment experience does not always have to relate to the program you’d like to study. You don’t have to provide your work experience but you can use it if you don’t think you have the other means of meeting entry.
Work and life experience
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All of USQ’s programs have an English Language Proficiency Requirement and all applicants must provide evidence of this. If you don't meet these English language requirements you may be eligible to complete one of our English language programs.
English Language programs
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Entry pathways to USQ

You don't need to have an OP/ATAR or be straight from high school to study at uni. We have a pathway for you.

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