Quick Questions 2021/2022

Sorry I'll rephrase. What score is commonly received that results in an interview offer

Scores are highly dependent on the cohort of that year. If you're asking a question like this now, take a breather king. Wait till percentiles are released. There will be an opportunity then to ask about it then.
Thank you brother! By the way I think you're mistaken when you say there is no such thing as a UCAT threshold. You can check for yourself: Frequently Asked Questions for MD applications | Western Sydney University.
 

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Thank you brother! By the way I think you're mistaken when you say there is no such thing as a UCAT threshold. You can check for yourself: Frequently Asked Questions for MD applications | Western Sydney University.
The UCAT ANZ threshold is not made public to applicants since it is determined each year according to the performance of all other applicants for the course. GWS applicants may have a lower UCAT ANZ threshold than non-GWS applicants.

That is what I mean. It isn't really a "threshold".
 
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Sorry I'll rephrase. What score is commonly received that results in an interview offer
We routinely collect and collate interview invite data that you can check for yourself in the appropriate thread. It’s only a guide for the current year and subject to change given numbers are determined wholly by the current applicant pool performance.
 

A1

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Does anyone know which universities you have to apply individually to? So far, I know about JCU, UNSW and Newcastle. Are there others?
You still need to apply through UAC/QTAC but yes, these three require you to submit a supplemental application directly to them. Possibly WSU too since you need to indicate WSU/CSU preference? Another direct one is UTas since there's no TAC in Tasmania.

Also you will need to request your school to submit your predicted ATAR to JCU & Curtin, and for WA students to UWA.
 

Al.

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Hi guys, currently I am completing a masters degree in Physiotherapy (first semester, first year) and I was wondering how can I apply to med. I know I can apply through Graduate pathway once I finish my degree, which requires GAMSAT but Can I apply as non-standard in my first year?
 

A1

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Hi guys, currently I am completing a masters degree in Physiotherapy (first semester, first year) and I was wondering how can I apply to med. I know I can apply through Graduate pathway once I finish my degree, which requires GAMSAT but Can I apply as non-standard in my first year?
Normally yes you can apply in first year to JMP, WSU, UNSW but you need UCAT. If you have not registered to sit UCAT this year your only options are JCU (need a good written application) & Bond.
 
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Al.

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Normally yes you can apply in first year to JMP, WSU, UNSW but you need UCAT. If you have not registered to sit UCAT this year your only options are JCU (need a good written application) & Bond.
Thanks A1 for your reply. Unfortunately I didn’t sit UCAT this year, which means I can only apply to JCU and Bond. But Would I be able to apply in the 2nd year with UCAT as my masters degree is 3 years. If yes, can I only apply to universities that you previously mentioned? Thank you
 

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Yeah they take current students aswell and graduates

I assume you have done an undergrad? Being a graduate of a degree means you can also apply to Curtin aswell (but you also need a UCAT score)
 
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soobad

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Hello! I was just wondering, do Monash and UAdel take gap year students? I did some reading in other threads and I saw one from around 5 years ago saying that they do take gap years. I just wanted to confirm if they still do now?
 

A1

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If yes, can I only apply to universities that you previously mentioned? Thank you
Adding to dotwingz's reply, sorry I didn't include Curtin earlier since I misread you were first-year Bachelor. But yes only the unis we have mentioned are available to you, the other undergrad schools don't accept applicants who have started/done uni studies.
 
I am currently a high school student in Brisbane about to place preferences for different universities around Australia (I am interested in interstate universities). I have a decent UCAT result that hopefully should get an interview offers, and assuming ATAR goes well, I am stuck on which university I should preference first.

I am aiming for medicine and that is my goal, however I will apply for dentistry as a second option if I am unable to get into medicine.

I was wanting to know if anyone is willing to share their own experiences/ what they think of different universities and how they find the medical/dental courses etc.

Thanks heaps :)
 

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I am aiming for medicine and that is my goal, however I will apply for dentistry as a second option if I am unable to get into medicine.
You will submit an application to each state TAC which gives its own preference list. Most med>dent applicants pref them as follows:

- Tas one school so just UTas. Vic : Monash med - LaTrobe dent
- SA : Adel med - Flinders med - Adel dent
- WA : Curtin med - UWA med - UWA dent
- NSW : UNSW med - WSU med - JMP med - CSU dent

- Your state's QTAC is a headache. Qld has 8 med choices + 3 dent choices + 1 backup = 12 total but QTAC gives only 6 pref slots. I suggest you call the Qld Education minister to lodge a complaint :)

Wait until it looks like you are getting multiple offers from different states before worrying about which ones are better. Too early to discuss that at this stage.
 
Hey, anyone know how UNSW takes GPA and ATAR for sending out interview invite? Do they take the best of ATAR and GPA and UCAT, or do they take 50% ATAR and 50% GPA, and UCAT? I've heard from a friend that UNSW changed to taking best of ATAR and GPA last year, but I'm not sure.

(mod note: offer changed to invite as per below)
 
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Hey, anyone know how UNSW takes GPA and ATAR for sending out interview invites? Do they take the best of ATAR and GPA and UCAT, or do they take 50% ATAR and 50% GPA, and UCAT? I've heard from a friend that UNSW changed to taking best of ATAR and GPA last year, but I'm not sure.
In terms of sending interview invite, they take whichever one is higher out of your GPA or ATAR as well as UCAT to give you an interview invite. That being said, you MUST have met both the 96 minimum Atar requirement and a 70 WAM (uni result) before they choose the best one out of the two. If you do not meet one or both of the criteria, you won't be eligible for an interview.

mod note: we try to stick to ‘interview invite’ and ‘place offer’ terminology at MSO as ‘offer’ can get used interchangeably and become confusing.
 
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saksham21

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how do the UQ subject bonuses work? The website says 2 adjustments for achieving a grade of C or higher in Units 3 and 4 of Queensland Specialist Mathematics. So does this mean that a 98 atar gets boosted to a 99.95 if you do maths? That seems too good to be true, because wouldn't that mean a very large number of applications would have a 99.95 selection rank (assuming most medicine applicants are probably good at maths)?
 

naian616

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how do the UQ subject bonuses work? The website says 2 adjustments for achieving a grade of C or higher in Units 3 and 4 of Queensland Specialist Mathematics. So does this mean that a 98 atar gets boosted to a 99.95 if you do maths? That seems too good to be true, because wouldn't that mean a very large number of applications would have a 99.95 selection rank (assuming most medicine applicants are probably good at maths)?
the reason why this exists is because atar is only 25% of the criteria, whilst 50% is taken up by the interview and the other 25% by the ucat.
Even so, to get an interview, it is 100% based on the ucat, so from a mathematical perspective, the atar component is almost negligible only being important for borderline applicants past that interview phase. Ultimately, your atar has little to zero impact on getting a place at UQ if you screw over the interview really badly
 

jhsane

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I just wanted to ask (sorry if this is the wrong place :(( ) check how many interstate interview offers are given for Monash and what the odds of getting an offer would be out of the interview applicants?
Is interstate disadvantaged much for UNSW?

Ahh thanks
 
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