Many students find Year 12 Chemistry and Maths challenging, especially if they are struggling with home, illness, or economic issues. Even if you achieved a low score in these areas, you can fulfil the prerequisites for your preferred course of study with low ATAR uni courses that help you bridge the gaps in your qualifications.
Enjoy the full support of lecturers committed to student success in courses specifically designed to help you master the concepts you need to enter many undergraduate degree courses in the sciences or health.
Earn Your Diploma
One of the frustrating things about getting a low ATAR score is the feeling of discouragement you may feel if you worry whether you're able to manage university level courses. Show yourself and others what you can do through a Diploma of Higher Education. Your diploma will be a recognized qualification in its own right and prepare you for further bachelor degree studies.
Experience has no substitute, and the low ATAR courses you study for this diploma will give you the academic experience you need to succeed. Master key academic skills, learn how to make technology work for you in your studies, and get a jump start on your first-year bachelor degree courses. Choose a major for your diploma course that matches your intentions for future study.
Your vocational education and training courses can also help you meet minimum entry requirements. Some may even count as credit towards your undergraduate degree, which can save you time and money during your bachelor course.
Gain advanced standing through your efforts at a TAFE or another vocational education institute. Once you are accepted into a degree course, the division you've applied to will assess your VET qualifications and help you make the most of your previous learning.
If you finished high school and weren't satisfied with your ATAR score, you might have gone directly into the workforce believing you couldn't qualify for university studies. At JCU, we know that holding down a full-time job can require the same maturity and commitment you need to succeed in higher education.
Use your work experience to help you meet the academic qualifications required to enter a degree course. If you've been working in a full-time, paid job for at least six months, you may be eligible for work credit. Get the credit you deserve for the skills and knowledge you've gained in life through JCU's Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) program.
Get credit for the tertiary courses you've taken at another uni or a private provider, whether in Australia or overseas. Don't let your hard work go to waste. Reduce the number of courses you must take to finish a qualification or get advanced standing in certain courses by applying credit from your previous courses.
Your world-class education begins here, at JCU, where we're committed to helping you find a way to get recognition for the skills and experience you already have.
If your ATAR score is too low to qualify for your preferred degree course, it might still be high enough to qualify you for another degree path. Once you successfully complete some tertiary courses in a different degree, you may be able to transfer to your preferred degree. Contact us to chat through your options.