Student Stories

Second Preference Success

photo of RJ BalladaSecond preference doesn’t mean a second-best degree. If you were unable to enrol in your first preference of degree or even your first preference of a university, your future is not about to end. In fact, it’s only just beginning.

RJ Ballada knows this very well. RJ is 18 and in his first year of studying a Bachelor of Advanced Science. However, Advanced Science was not RJ’s first preference.

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Secondary Education, first preference

photo of SydneyKeen for a challenge, Sydney was set to pursue dentistry. After taking time to think about what she was most passionate about, she changed her preferences just a week before first offers landed in inboxes.

Sydney’s initial decision to pursue dentistry stemmed from her own desire to challenge herself, as well as encouragement from her school, friends, and family.

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