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Applicants with recent secondary education in Australia

Applicants with Recent Secondary Education in Australia

Applicants with recent secondary education are those whose admission is primarily based on the completion of year 12 within the last two years. This also includes applicants who may have completed their senior secondary studies with a TAFE or VET provider within the last two years and includes applicants whose secondary education was undertaken interstate or overseas. Excelsia College does not require an ATAR for admission to its undergraduate courses.

Australian Year 12 Students

If you are currently completing Year 12 in Australia, you may apply for a place in the February semester before you have completed your final Year 12 assessment. While an ATAR is not required for undergraduate admissions, completion of the NSW Higher School Certificate or equivalent is required.

If you have suffered hardship because of circumstances beyond your control, Excelsia College will consider these as part of the assessment of your application to study. Hardship considerations include: financial hardship, disruptive schooling, home responsibilities, English language difficulty, personal illness/disability. Excelsia College also provides special consideration for Indigenous Australians when assessing applications to study.

Overseas Year 12

If you are an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident and you have completed your high school education overseas, and it is comparable to an Australian year 12 qualification, you can use your results to study at Excelsia College.

Completed Bridging or Enabling Course

You may be able to use the results you obtain from a bridging or enabling course at another institution as a basis for entry to Excelsia College. You will need to provide a record of your achievement with your application

Domestic Student Age Restriction

Domestic students applying for admission to Excelsia College undergraduate courses would normally have reached the age of 18 years during the year of the commencement of their studies. Student under 18 would not normally meet other matriculation entry requirement for undergraduate courses. For more information download the Student Selection and Admission Policy Procedure.

Additional Requirements

Some courses may have additional entry criteria such as an interview or an audition. Please check the specific course to find out whether there are additional requirements.

How To Apply

Follow the link below to visit the application guide page.

Excelsia College courses are taught in English and require English Language Proficiency. The English Language requirements for each course can be found on the courses page .

Applicants for whom English is not their first language must provide certified documentary evidence that their secondary schooling, or tertiary studies of at least 1 year, was conducted in the English Language or they have satisfactory results in an acceptable English Language proficiency examination.

Results are to be no more than two years old at the commencement of their study.

Comparative scores for recognised tests are included below:

IELTS Academic TOEFL iBT PTE Academic Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) from Cambridge ESOL test scores
6 60 50 52
6.5 80 58 58
7 94 65 67
7.5 102 73 74


Before you start your degree, consider how much your course will cost. At Excelsia, tuition fees are charged by the undergraduate or postgraduate course units taken per study period.

Besides your course fees, there may be other costs associated with study, such as textbooks, equipment and other learning materials.

Visit the financial information page to find more information.

Excelsia College welcomes Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander applicants who may be able to successfully complete a given course, but who may not have had reasonable prior opportunity to develop experience and qualifications sufficient to satisfy the entry criteria for that course.

More information about Special Entry can be found in the Student Selection and Admissions Policy and Procedures.