This scheme assists residents of regional and remote areas of Queensland to gain entry into JCU through an automatic adjustment of an applicant’s ATAR by two ranks.

The Regional Preference Scheme is open to domestic applicants who reside in regional and remote Queensland (postcodes 4306 through to 4895). The scheme can’t be used for entry to postgraduate degrees, graduate entry programs and courses with special application requirements.

Adjustments are cumulative up to a maximum of ten (10) ranks and some exceptions apply.

The adjustments are automatically applied by QTAC at the time you are assessed. This means you don’t need to apply for this scheme, we do it for you.

Applications to study at JCU in 2022 will open through QTAC on 3 August. To apply you will first need to create your Application Services Account.

Checkout this helpful video on how to apply with QTAC.

The Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) operates a centralised tertiary application service. QTAC assess applications using entry requirements that are provided by JCU and then make offers to successful applicants during offer rounds.

No, as long as JCU is listed as one of your six preferences you will automatically have the regional preference scheme applied to your application.

There are some course exclusions from the Regional Preference Scheme, these include:

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours)

Any Postgraduate courses

This scheme allows for an automatic adjustment for subjects that require a high level of skill and knowledge that are successfully completed in high school.

The Subject Adjustment Scheme is open to all domestic and international applicants completing Year 12 and can’t be used for entry to postgraduate degrees, graduate entry programs and courses with special application requirements.

Adjustments are cumulative up to a maximum of ten (10) ranks and some exceptions apply.

**What subjects will I get adjustments for?**

**For admissions in 2022**

QLD | ACT | NSW | SA/NT | TAS | VIC | WA | IB | Adjustments |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

Units 3&4 - Grade C orbetter | 50%+ (as percentage grade)in T Majors only | 50%+ (average ofexamination mark andschool assessment | D or better (from PubliclyExamined Subjects[PES] only) | Sound Achievementor better (exit level of achievement) | 25+ (study score) | 50%+ (subjects scaledmark) | HL: 3 or higherSL: 4 or higher | |

Mathematical Methods | * Mathematics * Specialist Mathematics * Mathematical Methods | * Mathematics 2 unit * Mathematics (3U to 4U) * Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 | * Mathematical Studies * Mathematics 1 * Mathematical Methods (from 2017) | * Mathematics Methods Senior Secondary 5C * Mathematics Methods * Maths Stage 2 or 3 * Algebra and Geometry * Analysis and Statistics * Mathematics | * Mathematical Methods | * Calculus * Applicable Mathematics * Mathematics II * Mathematics Stage 3C/D * Mathematics Specialist Stage 3A/B * Mathematical Methods ATAR | * Mathematics (HL or SL) * Further Mathematics (HL or SL) * Mathematics Analysis and Approaches (HL or SL) * Mathematics Applications and Interpretations (HL) | 2 ranks |

Specialist Mathematics | * Specialist Mathematics * Mathematics Advanced Extended | * Mathematics (3U to 4U) * Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 | * Specialist Mathematics * Mathematics 2 | * Mathematics Specialist Senior Secondary 5C * Mathematics Specialised * Mathematics Stage 2 and 3 | * Specialist Mathematics | * Applicable Mathematics * Mathematics III * Mathematics Specialist Stage 3C/D * Mathematics Specialist ATAR | * Mathematics (HL) * Further Mathematics (HL) | 2 ranks |

Biology or Biological Sciences | * Biology * Human Biology * Biological Sciences | * Biology (2U) * Biology | * Biology | * Biology | * Biology | * Biology * Human Biology * Biological Sciences * Human Biological Sciences | * Biology (HL or SL) | 2 ranks |

Chemistry | * Chemistry | * Science (3U or 4U) * Chemistry (2U) * Chemistry | * Chemistry | * Chemistry | * Chemistry | * Chemistry * Chemistry (Stage 3) | * Chemistry (HL or SL) | 2 ranks |

Physics | * Physics * Electronics | * Science (3U or 4U) * Physics (2U) * Physics | * Physics | * Physics * Applied Science - Physical Sciences * Physical Sciences | * Physics | * Physics * Physical Science * Physics (Stage 3) | * Physics (HL or SL) * Physical Science (HL) | 2 ranks |

Languages | 2 ranks |

The adjustments are automatically applied by QTAC at the time you are assessed. This means you don’t need to apply for this scheme, we do it for you.

Applications to study at JCU in 2022 will open through QTAC on 3 August. To apply you will first need to create your Application Services Account.

Checkout this helpful video on how to apply with QTAC.

No, as long as JCU is listed as one of your six preferences you will automatically have the Subject Adjustment Scheme applied to your application.

There are some course exclusions from the Subject Adjustment Scheme, these include:

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours)

Any Postgraduate courses

JCU participates in QTAC’s Educational Access Scheme (EAS) which recognises applicants who have been educationally disadvantaged due to: financial hardship, home environment and responsibilities, English language difficulty, personal illness and disability, or educational disruption.

This scheme is open to domestic applicants who apply through QTAC but does not apply to courses with special application requirements.

Applicants apply for this scheme through QTAC.