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Adjustment factors

Often referred to previously as “bonus points”, these are additional points that may be used in combination with an applicant’s Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) to derive a person’s course Selection Rank. Adjustments do not change applicants’ ATARs but change their Selection Rank for a particular course or courses.

Common types of adjustment factors are:

Elite Athlete and Performer adjustments: Adjustments available on the basis of the applicant’s sporting or artistic prowess.

Equity adjustment: Adjustment available on the basis of characteristics associated with disadvantage.

Location adjustment: Adjustment available on the basis of the applicant’s proximity to the institution offering the course.

Subject adjustment: Adjustment available on the basis of the particular relevance to the academic requirements of a higher education course of a secondary subject that the applicant undertook.

Maximum adjustment: The maximum total adjustments possible to an applicant’s Selection Rank from the combination of all adjustments they are eligible for.