University Entrance: TES and ATAR

UTAS Schools Recommendation Program

The Schools Recommendation Program is an alternative pathway for Year 12 students to receive a university place. The program operates as an alternate means of entry alongside the ATAR and the TCE.

The University of Tasmania (UTAS) will assess applications holistically based on a number of factors, including the school’s recommendation. Criteria for the program will include Year 11 results, Year 12 progress reports, and the school’s assessment of capabilities, such as:

  • time management
  • critical thinking skills
  • collaborative skills
  • engagement in learning.

Applications for Year 12 students are open from June until early October. Further information is available at:

Schools Recommendation Program Website

The UTAS course guide is available at: UTAS Website