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UCAT Results Discussion 2019

Lily01

Lurker
Applying for: Medicine
Application Type: School leaver
Predicted ATAR/GPA: 99.95
UCAT Percentile Rank: 97th
VR: 720
DM:
710
QR:
840
AR:
780
Total:
3050
SJ:
638
Current State:
VIC
Applying to:
Monash University, University of Adelaide
Rural Applicant: No
GWS Applicant: No
Indigenous Applicant: No
Other: No
Specific Question: I’ve just received my ATAR (did not expect this high!) and I’m wondering what my offer chances (perhaps as a percentage?) at Monash and Adelaide are. My interview at Adelaide was horrific and I’m currently overseas, returning just before the Monash interviews (I won’t time to adequately prepare). How well would I have to perform in the Monash MMI for an offer?
 

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A1

Admissions Speculator
Moderator
Applying for: Medicine
Application Type: School leaver
Predicted ATAR/GPA: 99.95
UCAT Percentile Rank: 97th
VR: 720
DM: 710
QR: 840
AR: 780
Total: 3050
SJ: 638
Current State: VIC
Applying to: Monash University, University of Adelaide
Rural Applicant: No
GWS Applicant: No
Indigenous Applicant: No
Other: No
Specific Question: I’ve just received my ATAR (did not expect this high!) and I’m wondering what my offer chances (perhaps as a percentage?) at Monash and Adelaide are. My interview at Adelaide was horrific and I’m currently overseas, returning just before the Monash interviews (I won’t time to adequately prepare). How well would I have to perform in the Monash MMI for an offer?
Vic student with 99.95 + 97%ile there's already a Monash place with your name on it, provided you don't flunk the interview. It's unusual to completely mess up an 8-station MMI though, iow you can afford to do a below-par interview and still get in, just don't do an abnormal one.

For Adelaide even with 99.95 I estimate your offer chance is only 30-40%. Big difference being Adelaide interviews 800 for 140 places whereas Monash interviews ~450 Vic students for 210 offers (total 240 but Monash keeps ~30 places for interstates). Your ATAR+UCAT is likely in the top 30 of the Monash 450, giving a large buffer for the interview before your final ranking drops below the offer zone.
 
Applying for: (Medicine and/or Dentistry) Med
Application Type: (School leaver, gap year, non-standard) School Leaver
Predicted ATAR/GPA: (actual if gap year or uni grad, BOTH ATAR and GPA if non-standard and applying to UNSW) 99.7
UCAT Percentile Rank: 88
VR: 680
DM: 790
QR: 710
AR: 630
Total: 2810
SJ: 709
Current State: VIC
Applying to: (all universities, or name specific universities) All
Rural Applicant: (yes/no) No
GWS Applicant: (yes/no) No
Indigenous Applicant: (yes/no) No
Other: (SEAS, Broadway, Monash guarantee) No
Specific Question: (if you have an additional specific question, please add it here providing as much detail/clarity as possible)
Chances of Monash interview/place offer?
Curtin/WA?
Especially with my poor AR score (lol)
+ have had a JCU interview which didn't go too well
 

A1

Admissions Speculator
Moderator
Applying for: (Medicine and/or Dentistry) Med
Application Type: (School leaver, gap year, non-standard) School Leaver
Predicted ATAR/GPA: (actual if gap year or uni grad, BOTH ATAR and GPA if non-standard and applying to UNSW) 99.7
UCAT Percentile Rank: 88
VR: 680
DM: 790
QR: 710
AR: 630
Total: 2810
SJ: 709
Current State: VIC
Applying to: (all universities, or name specific universities) All
Rural Applicant: (yes/no) No
GWS Applicant: (yes/no) No
Indigenous Applicant: (yes/no) No
Other: (SEAS, Broadway, Monash guarantee) No
Specific Question: (if you have an additional specific question, please add it here providing as much detail/clarity as possible)
Chances of Monash interview/place offer?
Curtin/WA?
Especially with my poor AR score (lol)
+ have had a JCU interview which didn't go too well
Your AR score itself is not relevant to these schools. You should get interviews from Monash & Curtin, borderline for one from UNSW. On the ATAR/UCAT alone you should get UWA as well but maybe not if UWA invites few interstates thus higher cutoff.

Offer chances are in the 20-30% zone, except UNSW more like 10-15% (if you get an interview).
 

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Smelly Boy

I can be ur angle 😇 or ur devil 😈
Valued Member
Applying for: (Medicine and/or Dentistry) Med
Application Type: (School leaver, gap year, non-standard) School Leaver
Predicted ATAR/GPA: (actual if gap year or uni grad, BOTH ATAR and GPA if non-standard and applying to UNSW) 99.7
UCAT Percentile Rank: 88
VR: 680
DM: 790
QR: 710
AR: 630
Total: 2810
SJ: 709
Current State: VIC
Applying to: (all universities, or name specific universities) All
Rural Applicant: (yes/no) No
GWS Applicant: (yes/no) No
Indigenous Applicant: (yes/no) No
Other: (SEAS, Broadway, Monash guarantee) No
Specific Question: (if you have an additional specific question, please add it here providing as much detail/clarity as possible)
Chances of Monash interview/place offer?
Curtin/WA?
Especially with my poor AR score (lol)
+ have had a JCU interview which didn't go too well
Adding to A1’s comment regarding UNSW:
Last year I had 88%ile UMAT & was told I needed a 99.85 ATAR equivalent to reach the interview stage. Definitely on the border. Best of luck!!
 

ucatboy

Regular Member
Valued Member
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A1, unfortunately it was the case that the 99.95/90%ile did not receive a January round interview – it would appear that the UMAT cutoff was just 91%ile for second round regardless of ATAR, so that ruled them out. I am certain that the application was sent. Unless you could show data for someone that got a second round interview with a below 91%ile UMAT, I stand by my statement.
Yes you may be right. The previous year's cutoffs for 2nd round interviews was 98.2 & 84%ile (these were based on the lowest scores that succeeded with a place offer in the 1st round). I couldn't believe it jumped from 84%ile to 91%ile in one year, that was a HUGE jump.
 
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Ucataus

Member
I was wondering what my chances are for med and dent at UQ with an op 1 and a ucat of 2890 (93%ile)?
 
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A1

Admissions Speculator
Moderator
A1, unfortunately it was the case that the 99.95/90%ile did not receive a January round interview – it would appear that the UMAT cutoff was just 91%ile for second round regardless of ATAR, so that ruled them out. I am certain that the application was sent. Unless you could show data for someone that got a second round interview with a below 91%ile UMAT, I stand by my statement.
I just checked the collated data and found something weird.

For 2018 intake Adelaide cutoff for interview was 84%ile, UNSW lowest posted UMAT was 99.95+84%ile.
For 2019 intake Adelaide cutoff for interview jumped to 89%ile, UNSW lowest posted UMAT 99.95+90%ile.

A very strange coincidence in the jump, or was it even a coincidence?

Anyway apparently the 99.95+90%ile didn't succeed getting a UNSW place, based on that UNSW raised the UMAT cutoff to 91%ile for the interstate interview round. I admit I didn't pay attention to this, I kept thinking UNSW was still around its 2018 levels.
 

ucatboy

Regular Member
Valued Member
I just checked the collated data and found something weird.

For 2018 intake Adelaide cutoff for interview was 84%ile, UNSW lowest posted UMAT was 99.95+84%ile.
For 2019 intake Adelaide cutoff for interview jumped to 89%ile, UNSW lowest posted UMAT 99.95+90%ile.

A very strange coincidence in the jump, or was it even a coincidence?

Anyway apparently the 99.95+90%ile didn't succeed getting a UNSW place, based on that UNSW raised the UMAT cutoff to 91%ile for the interstate interview round. I admit I didn't pay attention to this, I kept thinking UNSW was still around its 2018 levels.
It really be like dat sometimes.. 😓😓

Adelaide's UCAT cutoff rose further to 2860 (91st percentile) this year - is UNSW gonna follow suit again? 🤔🤔
 

Cal

Will You. Review. Mah Mixtape 😤😤
Valued Member
It really be like dat sometimes.. 😓😓

Adelaide's UCAT cutoff rose further to 2860 (91st percentile) this year - is UNSW gonna follow suit again? 🤔🤔
Nope, I cannot foresee that considering the weighting of atar. If you have a 99.95 you should get an interview even with like 88ish. But you could destroy my words if it is true lmaooo
 

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dark

Member
Applying for: Medicine
Application Type: School leaver
Predicted ATAR/GPA: 99.95
UCAT Percentile Rank: 93rd
Current State: VIC
Applying to: Monash University

How well would I have to perform in the interview?
 

A1

Admissions Speculator
Moderator
Applying for: Medicine
Application Type: School leaver
Predicted ATAR/GPA: 99.95
UCAT Percentile Rank: 93rd
Current State: VIC
Applying to: Monash University

How well would I have to perform in the interview?
Your offer chance is likely around 70-80%. Stay above the bottom third interview scores you should get an offer.
 
Applying for: Medicine
Application Type: School leaver
Predicted ATAR/GPA: 99.60
UCAT Percentile Rank: 96
Current State: VIC
Applying to: Monash University

As others have asked, how good does my interview need to be?
 

A1

Admissions Speculator
Moderator
Applying for: Medicine
Application Type: School leaver
Predicted ATAR/GPA: 99.60
UCAT Percentile Rank: 96
Current State: VIC
Applying to: Monash University

As others have asked, how good does my interview need to be?
Your offer chance is likely around 60-70%. Stay above the bottom 40% of interview scores you should get an offer.
 

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lmed1

Member
Applying for: Medicine
Application Type: gap year
ATAR/GPA: mid-high OP2
UCAT Percentile Rank: 67%
Current State: QLD
Applying to: Monash University

I have received an interview offer for Monash. What are my chances at getting an actual offer after completing the interview? Is it worth spending the money on travelling for the interview - with such a low UCAT score (note I am on the Dean's Rural List)?
 

LMG!

Moderator
Staff Member of the Year 2019
Applying for: Medicine
Application Type: gap year
ATAR/GPA: mid-high OP2
UCAT Percentile Rank: 67%
Current State: QLD
Applying to: Monash University

I have received an interview offer for Monash. What are my chances at getting an actual offer after completing the interview? Is it worth spending the money on travelling for the interview - with such a low UCAT score (note I am on the Dean's Rural List)?
Given you already have an offer up your sleeve (plus the chance of one from JCU), you’ll need to decide if the $$ is worth it.

Typically, rural is difficult to predict, but I’d think you have a decent chance given your adjusted ATAR. The lowest rural UMAT reported as successful here last year was 74%ile, but with 96.xx ATAR.

If you had no current offer, I’d be saying definitely go for it but... now it comes down to the cost.
 

A1

Admissions Speculator
Moderator
Applying for: Medicine
Application Type: gap year
ATAR/GPA: mid-high OP2
UCAT Percentile Rank: 67%
Current State: QLD
Applying to: Monash University

I have received an interview offer for Monash. What are my chances at getting an actual offer after completing the interview? Is it worth spending the money on travelling for the interview - with such a low UCAT score (note I am on the Dean's Rural List)?
Without a lot of data to base on it's difficult to estimate for rural, sorry. Looking at last year's Offers collated data there were a couple of Monash successful rural with 96.40 and 70ish %ile.
 
Applying for: Medicine
Application Type: School leaver
Predicted ATAR/GPA: 99.40
UCAT Percentile Rank: 96th
Current State: VIC
Applying to: Monash University
***I'm a rural student

- I got an offer for an interview today. With these scores how well will I have to perform on the interview? Thanks so much.
 

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