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SCU STAR Early Entry

STAR Early Entry registrations open in July, 2017.

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Year 12 students

SCU STAR Early Entry enables Year 12 students to gain early admission to SCU on the basis of their school principal's recommendation. SCU STAR Early Entry matches an individual student to a particular SCU course based on their likelihood of success in their chosen discipline.

This page contains information about SCU STAR Early Entry for year 12 students. School principals and careers advisers/guidance officers should refer to SCU STAR Early Entry recommendation guide page.

For more information about our courses and where they are offered, visit course options and refer to the undergraduate course list.

What are the benefits of SCU STAR Early Entry

Successful SCU STAR Early Entry applicants will receive their offer to Southern Cross University ahead of the crowd. You won't need to wait to find out your Year 12 results before you start making plans for university. SCU will notify Queensland students in mid-October and New South Wales students in mid-November of the outcome of their application. You can get in ahead of everyone else to organise all the things you need to make your transition to university as smooth as possible. There are no fees associated with your SCU STAR Early Entry registration.

Can I apply for all SCU courses through SCU STAR Early Entry?

Most SCU undergraduate courses are available through STAR. There are some exceptions - the Bachelor of Midwifery and our Education degrees. Applications for these courses can be made via UAC or QTAC.

Who is eligible to apply for SCU STAR Early Entry

Only Year 12 students who attend school in the Greater Gold Coast, Northern Rivers, Mid North Coast, Upper Hunter, Namoi, New England, or North West NSW regions. Browse a full list of eligible schools in the SCU region.

How do I apply?

Step 1: Download your STAR Student Advice Guide PDF. The guide outlines the Year 12 subject areas and achievement levels you will need to be recommended for your chosen course.

Step 2: Identify your SCU course options by visiting If you want help call our friendly Future Students Team on 1800 626 481.

Step 3: STAR registrations open 20 July - go to the course of your choice at, click on the SCU STAR Early Entry button on the course How to Apply page or click on the registration button on this page (available soon). Complete your SCU STAR Early Entry registration nominating your first and second course preferences.

Step 4: In October/November - successful applicants will receive an offer into the course preference their principal has recommended. Your offer letter will be sent to you at the email address you supplied when you registered. Just click on the link to accept your offer and enrol in your course. SCU STAR Early Entry offers are valid for students commencing their study in 2017.

Key dates

Student registration opens20 July 2016
School recommendations open20 July 2016
Student registration close7 September 2016
School recommendations close14 September 2016
QLD students advised of outcome12 October 2016
NSW students advised of outcome9 November 2016

Need help?

Speak to your careers adviser or guidance officer, or contact the Future Students team at Southern Cross University on 1800 626 481.