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General Interview Discussion 2018

1234med

Regular Member
^^how do you find your bonus adjustments for SATAC/UQ?
Sorry I can't find the page itself, maybe A1 can help? But it was something like 2 points for Specialist Maths/ language/ financial, etc

For SATAC, I believe it was purely for financial, (medical reasons ?), but not subjects. It adds points to the aggregate/ ATAR. I think A1 could help too? Sorry, I know the schemes are in place but can't find the pages!
 

jelli

New Member
Hey guys, my question just got derailed. :/ I'm asking about EAS, because I called UNSW and they say to call UAC about how many bonus points you get, but then I called UAC and they say that they can't tell me and to call UNSW...
In that case it may be that neither can tell you, unless one of the two have told others, in which case, I'm sure someone will say :)
 

letmedomedicine

New Member
Hi all. I just got an interview invite from UNSW (wasn't expecting it at all)
The email made it very clear that the cut-off scores are now ATAR 98:2 and UMAT 60 but that all three components need to be sufficiently high.
On top of that, the email stressed "Please think carefully about this when considering the time, effort and money you will need to invest to attend an interview"

I got an ATAR of 98.25 (IB 40) and UMAT 92%ile so given that all three components need to be sufficiently high, do you think there's any point in doing an interview?

I mean obviously I don't want to give up but .... yeah idk
 

lillysayse

New Member
Hi all. I just got an interview invite from UNSW (wasn't expecting it at all)
The email made it very clear that the cut-off scores are now ATAR 98:2 and UMAT 60 but that all three components need to be sufficiently high.
On top of that, the email stressed "Please think carefully about this when considering the time, effort and money you will need to invest to attend an interview"

I got an ATAR of 98.25 (IB 40) and UMAT 92%ile so given that all three components need to be sufficiently high, do you think there's any point in doing an interview?

I mean obviously I don't want to give up but .... yeah idk
geez. that seems like a harsh email kinda knocking you down before you've even given it a shot..?!
 

1234med

Regular Member
Hi all. I just got an interview invite from UNSW (wasn't expecting it at all)
The email made it very clear that the cut-off scores are now ATAR 98:2 and UMAT 60 but that all three components need to be sufficiently high.
On top of that, the email stressed "Please think carefully about this when considering the time, effort and money you will need to invest to attend an interview"

I got an ATAR of 98.25 (IB 40) and UMAT 92%ile so given that all three components need to be sufficiently high, do you think there's any point in doing an interview?

I mean obviously I don't want to give up but .... yeah idk
Congrats! What do you mean by UMAT score 60?
 

Crow

Moderator
Most Active 2018
A1 can do the calculations, but UNSW are actually looking out for everyone’s best interests with that email - if one already has an offer interstate that they’re likely to accept then it is not worth the financial investment from the applicant, nor the time investment from the interviewers (who are almost certainly volunteers) to proceed with an interview.

I’d only be attending the interview if you don’t already have a place offer from a higher interstate preference, given the financial and time investment involved relative to the chances of offer.
 

Mana

Registrar
Administrar
Hi all. I just got an interview invite from UNSW (wasn't expecting it at all)
The email made it very clear that the cut-off scores are now ATAR 98:2 and UMAT 60 but that all three components need to be sufficiently high.
On top of that, the email stressed "Please think carefully about this when considering the time, effort and money you will need to invest to attend an interview"

I got an ATAR of 98.25 (IB 40) and UMAT 92%ile so given that all three components need to be sufficiently high, do you think there's any point in doing an interview?

I mean obviously I don't want to give up but .... yeah idk
If this is your only interview for this year then I would strongly recommend that you take it, because a small chance is better than no chance and the cost is much less than doing a whole year of something you would prefer less.
 

A1

Admissions Speculator
Moderator
The email made it very clear that the cut-off scores are now ATAR 98:2 and UMAT 60
I got an ATAR of 98.25 (IB 40) and UMAT 92%ile so given that all three components need to be sufficiently high, do you think there's any point in doing an interview?
The cutoffs for UNSW round 2 interviews are based on the lowest round 1 *successful* scores. That means since that applicant succeeded you can too, although considering both your ATAR and UMAT are towards the low end you will need a stellar interview.

Can confirm UNSW never likes to use UMAT percentile, whenever they mention a score it's the average of the three sections.
 
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