Educational Access Schemes - UACThe EAS brochure says Year 12 or equivalent. So, I take that to mean ATAR or equivalent, which would be GPA?
I read in a WSU transparency pdf that EAS did not apply to anyone who had studied at the tertiary level. If I can find it I will post the link. Anyway, it does not matter, just fill in the EAS form on UAC and then it will send you a list of all courses and institutions that you are eligible for.The EAS brochure says Year 12 or equivalent. So, I take that to mean ATAR or equivalent, which would be GPA?
Yep, ensure that you enter your UMAT credentials into QTAC too. You should get in with those scores, congratulations!I'm applying to Queensland University for Dentistry (Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours). I just wanted to double check that for Dentistry we only have to apply through QTAC and put our preferences in, and we don't have to make a separate application to the university? Getting somewhat paranoid I'll forget something and automatically not be eligible D:
I am a NZ citizen with UMAT (62/60/64; 94th %) and a predicted ATAR of at least 99.55- What are my chances?
Thanks Yamster! I just checked my QTAC account and I can't find my UMAT number anywhere! I can't remember whether I put in my UMAT number or not, but would QTAC email me if I was missing something? I tried calling them twice, but no one was picking up either. Is there any other method of contacting them?Yep, ensure that you enter your UMAT credentials into QTAC too. You should get in with those scores, congratulations!
Hi Yamster! I just checked the QTAC website and it said we didn't need to enter our UMAT details in? Could you please confirm this? Thanks so muchYep, ensure that you enter your UMAT credentials into QTAC too. You should get in with those scores, congratulations!
I agree, in the past La trobe and CSU require competitive UMAT scores for Dent entrance whilst JCU requires a GPA typically above 6 with a strong portfolio. A GPA would probably be okay as a tie breaker with a strong UMAT score. Although with the recent UCAT change, La Trobe and CSU do not appear on the UCAT list of participating uni's. With that in mind, a shift may be seen to GPA + portfolio. A GPA of 5.3 will likely not cut it if that is the case, I would consider further studies to boost or replace your GPA.A 5.3GPA will make it very difficult to be considered for any dental school however if you come from a rural background and are willing to practice rural dentistry, I'd look at JCU as they may look at your application which is very important. I've heard of students getting into JCU with a GPA below 6 in the past, however this may have changed significantly as dental schools are getting more and more competitive.
You may also want to do another year of uni somewhere and get a GPA of 7 which will open up a few more options.
Best of luck!
Ideally, you would go to another uni to get a new gpa. Boosting a 5.3 would be quite difficult. If your really after it, i recommend all or nothing keep work to very minimal, but i understand everyone's circumstances are different. Good luckWhat could I do to boost my GPA whilst working? Ideally I am looking at doing something next year to boost my GPA whilst working four days a week. Obvisouly if I was to get into dentistry I understand it's a full time commitmen for five years, but would like to maintain an income in case I don't get in. Would a first year of a random degree help? Ideally something I can do online.