Adjustment Factors

Regional Preference Scheme

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 bonus points.

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) rankings and some exceptions apply.


Frequently Asked Questions

The bonus points 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 2021 will open through QTAC on 4 August.

First you need to create your Application Services account. Here is a 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.


Subject Adjustment Scheme

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) rankings and some exceptions apply.

What subjects will I get bonus points for?

For admissions in 2021

QLDACTNSWSA/NTTASVICWAIBBonus Points
Units 3&4 - Grade C or
better
50%+ (as percentage grade)
in T Majors only
50%+ (average of
examination mark and
school assessment
D or better (from Publicly
Examined Subjects
[PES] only)
Sound Achievement
or better (exit level of achievement)
25+ (study score)50%+ (subjects scaled
mark)
HL: 3 or higher
SL: 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
Languages2 ranks

Frequently Asked Questions

The bonus points 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 2021 will open through QTAC on 4 August.

First you need to create your Application Services account. Here is a 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.


Special consideration for adverse circumstances

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.