Can absolutely confirm that no preference is given to Go8 universities (nor should there be!). Can also pretty much state that there is no preference given to non-standard students of any kind or in any way (ie SES, rural status, type of degree studied, level of degree studied). The only possible exception to this is ATSI applicants, but we haven't actually had any non-standard ATSI applicants here at MSO speak on the subject or provide any of their experiences so, we're not sure.Just a few questions, with UTAS, do they give any advantage to those non standard students that studied in 'more' prestigious universities or degrees in repatuon to the GPA?
I thought there was a case last year a rural got an offer with quite low like sub 60%ile while others higher were still in limbo. And we said it could be thanks to his 98 ATAR, thus not a hurdle?I can. I suspect I'll be confirming what we already know: that it is
Nope, not that I know of, @A1. All the rural interstate kids (we didn't have any locals) here at MSO got conditional first round offers in late November. This included one with UMAT 58 and one with UMAT 95 or 97 (among others). Both received the same email, that their offers would be locked in once their ATARs were released and confirmed as above 95.0. And this ended up being exactly what happened, only the person with the higher UMAT also got offers elsewhere.I thought there was a case last year a rural got an offer with quite low like sub 60%ile while others higher were still in limbo. And we said it could be thanks to his 98 ATAR, thus not a hurdle?
The Dean of Med explained the intended meaning of this claim/statement at open day last year, but I'll ask again. He said: (paraphrased) that 95.0 is a hurdle but that because it's such a competitive degree (!), it just so happens that most of the people who end up being successful have ATARs higher than that, the presumption I guess being that people with the more competitive UMATs tend to have an ATAR slightly above 95.0 in the washout.I won't let UTas off easily haha. Its FAQ says (or at least used to) ATAR minimum 95 but likely higher is required to be competitive. That's the standard saying when it's not hurdle. Can you please ask at the Open day why UTas enjoys contradicting itself?
Hello!Hey guys, on the UTAS application it wants transcripts of my HSC and firs year of university... is that just the document stating my ATAR and first semester university grades?
Also where it says general application documents can we upload a character reference of nah?
also what is the permission slip in that section
UTAS application is kinda confusing me
You only need to upload transcripts if you're applying using a degree that wasn't completed in an Australian school/university. If you have an international high school certificate or degree or a TAFE certificate, you need to upload transcripts of those. This is actually made pretty clear in the application.
With regard to general application documents, some degrees require a CV or a personal statement that is used as part of the selection process. MBBS does not. You can upload a character reference if you want, but it won't be of any use.
I'm not sure what the permission slip is referring to, but considering the other documents listed in that section (Change of Name forms, Disability forms), I feel like you'd know what a Permission Slip is if you had one.
Unfortunately that information is now pretty obsolete and may even give false hopeHey all,
I found the following old thread for UTAS that may be of use.
[Undergrad] - University of Tasmania Non-standard Entry 2012
Good luck! I hope they actually give you a sounds answer.
Ok, no idea if the guy knew what i was talking about but he said "With the medicine offers, they aren't coming out till mid-january" so not sure if he meant for everyone or a certain group.And so it starts. I wish you well, intrepid traveller (pls report back!)