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General Interview Discussion and Questions 2020 Entry

Crow

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yeah it was for dent, but that is ok thanks for your help :)
I procrastinated for a good 20 mins searching SATAC, Adel, Flinders and Uni of SA sites and couldn’t find any info, so I’m guessing someone would need to contact Adelaide directly to find out (or request an official assessment from SATAC). That’s a good question - I actually forgot that this would be happening every year for Adelaide dent! I’d say you could use the UAC conversion table as a rough guide, but I know that it’s done very differently in QLD (where it’s university dependent) so who knows what happens in SA!
 

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Winger42

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Hey guys, I'm currently redoing 2 IB subjects. So, on my JCU application, should I tick "currently completing year 12" (they say that you can only tick one option - the only other option I can see fitting is "completed year 12 prior to 2019")? QTAC asks you a similar question and I got in contact with them, and they said it's fine if I say that I will complete year 12 in 2019 but I'm not sure about the JCU part. Should I also put my studies this year down as "grade 13" later down on the form (even though I've done a lot of stuff other than study this year)? Thanks :)
 
Hey guys, I'm currently redoing 2 IB subjects. So, on my JCU application, should I tick "currently completing year 12" (they say that you can only tick one option - the only other option I can see fitting is "completed year 12 prior to 2019")? QTAC asks you a similar question and I got in contact with them, and they said it's fine if I say that I will complete year 12 in 2019 but I'm not sure about the JCU part. Should I also put my studies this year down as "grade 13" later down on the form (even though I've done a lot of stuff other than study this year)? Thanks :)
Pretty sure, that as you're a school leaver technically, that would classify you as a yr 12- therefore 'currently completing yr 12'
 

Luckycat

Lurker
Hi. I live in Northern NSW and attend university in Qld and am applying as non-standard for UNSW, JMP and WSU medicine. Do you know whether I am considered a NSW applicant or interstate please, for interview purposes for NSW universities? I have tried contacting UNSW but the call Centre staff wouldn’t commit to an answer. Many thanks.
 

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yop234

Member
Hi! Is anyone able to tell me how many people are invited to an interview and how many offers are provided at WSU? And at Monash for interstate people? Thank you!!
 

A1

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Hi! Is anyone able to tell me how many people are invited to an interview and how many offers are provided at WSU? And at Monash for interstate people? Thank you!!
WSU about 350 interviewees for 100-110 places. Monash for interstate applicants I think around 80-100 invites but quite a few don't turn up after having received a home state offer, for 20ish places (after deducting the places offered in the first round).
 

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A1

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Hey. Does anyone know the interviews to spots ratio at Curtin and UWA?
I saw in a Guide 2-3 years ago Curtin said 3 to 1, but a Curtin med student later said actually more so probaby around 4 to 1.

As a guess I'd say UWA is similar.
 

lottodo

Member
WSU about 350 interviewees for 100-110 places. Monash for interstate applicants I think around 80-100 invites but quite a few don't turn up after having received a home state offer, for 20ish places (after deducting the places offered in the first round).
WSU: Out of this 100-110 medicine places is their a specific quota for Non-GWS/do you know how many interstate students can get in?
 

A1

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WSU: Out of this 100-110 medicine places is their a specific quota for Non-GWS/do you know how many interstate students can get in?
There's only bad news to give you. WSU allocates ~15 spots to rural, 90 to non-rural. Of these GWS takes roughly 60%. We have also heard from WSU students there are more non-standards in the cohorts (probably resulting from offers based mostly on the interview).

In all that leaves just 15-20 places for non-rural non-GWS school leavers, "luckily" WSU does not differentiate whether NSW or interstate.
 

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ucatboy

Regular Member
WSU about 350 interviewees for 100-110 places. Monash for interstate applicants I think around 80-100 invites but quite a few don't turn up after having received a home state offer, for 20ish places (after deducting the places offered in the first round).
Does that mean for interstate applicants it's not a 1:2.5 ratio (like it is for Victorians) but actually quite a bit harder i.e. 1:3.5 or 1:4? :(
 

Crow

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Does that mean for interstate applicants it's not a 1:2.5 ratio (like it is for Victorians) but actually quite a bit harder i.e. 1:3.5 or 1:4? :(
Well, once interstate applicants have received a Monash interview they can be pretty confident going into the offers stage if they don’t do anything drastically negative in their interview. It’s getting to the interview stage that is the major hurdle for interstate applicants to Monash.

I believe the point A1 is making is that because a lot of interstate applicants don’t attend their Monash interviews, it actually reduces the competition at the post-interview stage of admissions for interstate students.
 

lottodo

Member
There's only bad news to give you. WSU allocates ~15 spots to rural, 90 to non-rural. Of these GWS takes roughly 60%. We have also heard from WSU students there are more non-standards in the cohorts (probably resulting from offers based mostly on the interview).

In all that leaves just 15-20 places for non-rural non-GWS school leavers, "luckily" WSU does not differentiate whether NSW or interstate.
So basically very little chance for a interstate person to get into WSU and Monash. I guess Adelaide and JMP have more places for interstate students.
 

ucatboy

Regular Member
Well, once interstate applicants have received a Monash interview they can be pretty confident going into the offers stage if they don’t do anything drastically negative in their interview. It’s getting to the interview stage that is the major hurdle for interstate applicants to Monash.

I believe the point A1 is making is that because a lot of interstate applicants don’t attend their Monash interviews, it actually reduces the competition at the post-interview stage of admissions for interstate students.
I see, but even if 50 of the 100 interstate applicants decline their interview offers, that still leaves 50 students competing for 20 places, doesn't it?
You cant perform terribly because you still need to be in the top 40% overall (ATAR+UCAT+interview) AMONGST students who have ALSO made the high cutoffs (you're not the only one who received an interview offer) - so you'll be up against some fierce competition.
 

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samyang ramen

HSC 2019
Does anybody know the approximate dates the rural interview offers for unsw, wsu and jmp come out?
Also, I'm rural but I don't live in GWS, does this mean that I'm basically competing with tonnes of people for 5 or so positions?
 

LMG!

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Does anybody know the approximate dates the rural interview offers for unsw, wsu and jmp come out?
Also, I'm rural but I don't live in GWS, does this mean that I'm basically competing with tonnes of people for 5 or so positions?
There are ~15 spots for rural applicants at WSU, if that's what you're referring to? And if you look at last year's collated interview thread, you'll see all the dates recorded there.
 

A1

Admissions Speculator
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I see, but even if 50 of the 100 interstate applicants decline their interview offers, that still leaves 50 students competing for 20 places, doesn't it?
Take a quick read of this post > UCAT Results Discussion 2019

3-4 years ago Monash set aside 50-60 places for interstate offers, enough for virtually all who went to the interview. Now only 20ish, you still face a 1 in ~3 ratio despite having really high marks to get an interview.
 

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