Why didn't I receive an offer?


If you didn't receive an offer it may be because your selection rank was not high enough for any of the programs you applied for at ANU.

When calculating your selection rank, ANU considers your ATAR (or equivalent), any adjustment factors you may be eligible for, as well as any other tertiary studies that you may have undertaken. Your selection rank is unique to each ANU program you apply for. Check with the Admissions Office what your rank is so that you can plan your next steps. 

What do I do?

First, don't worry. There are plenty of pathways designed to take you where you want to go.

Take a moment to do some research. If you are a domestic applicant and missed out in the first round of UAC offers, you can rearrange your preferences to be considered for a degree that your selection rank qualifies you for, so that you can be considered again in later rounds. You are welcome to contact the Admissions Office for advice and to help you with your preferences.

You might also like to look at some of our pathway degrees as a way into an ANU degree. These programs have been designed to give you the best possible start to continuing your higher education. ANU offers the University Preparation Program and a range of Diplomas to get you straight into university studies without missing a beat. Visit ANU College for our full range of pathway programs and how to apply. 

Unsuccessful applications cannot be reconsidered, but you can improve your chances of success with any future applications by obtaining a qualification from another institution, exploring other pathways such as bridging courses or by applying for special consideration.

You should also know that ANU does not count previous applications against you when reapplying. Every application is considered on its own merit, so we will welcome a new application from you in the future.