A huge Mazal Tov to the 34 Year 12 students who received early entry this week into Macquarie University, Notre Dame, and Australian National University. Offers were made through different programs, by acknowledging students who had already been performing well at school and demonstrated initiative and commitment through leadership, community, sport, or casual work activities. Students had to write extended responses, applications, and have referees verify their participation during High School.
By gaining early entry, students secure a place at University and can sit their trials and HSC examinations with added confidence, having already received an offer. Students who accept their offer have access to academic and admissions staff, making the transition to university seamless. They can participate in internships and apply for scholarships whilst completing their degree.
Early offer degrees ranged from a Bachelor of Commerce, Law, and Medical Science to a Bachelor of Art and Psychology (Honours). It is important that we acknowledge these students who have been successful in the process, as they have participated in, or contributed to, meaningful community development, sustained commitment, exemplified initiative, and demonstrated the ability to reflect their experiences and apply their learning to the future.
About the author
Justine Shlom is the Career and Tertiary Pathways Co-ordinator and an English Teacher at Moriah College in Queens Park, NSW.