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STAR Early Entry

STAR Early Entry registrations open 12 July, 2017.

Applications are now closed

Key dates

Student registration opens:

School recommendations open: 12July2017

Student registration close: 8September2017
15 September 2017
Student registrations have been extended by one week.

School recommendations close: 15September2017

QLD students advised of outcome: 11October2017

NSW students advised of outcome: 13November2017

Year 12 students

STAR Early Entry enables Year 12 students to gain early admission to Southern Cross University on the basis of their school principal's recommendation. 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 STAR Early Entry for year 12 students. School principals and careers advisers/guidance officers should refer to STAR Early Entry recommendation guide page.

For more information about our courses and where they are offered, visit course options.

What are the benefits of SCU STAR Early Entry?

Successful 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. The University 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 STAR Early Entry registration.

Can I apply for all SCU courses through 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 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 Early Entry 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 12 July - go to the course of your choice at, click on the STAR Early Entry button on the course How to Apply section or click on the registration button on this page . Complete your 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. STAR Early Entry offers are valid for students commencing their study in 2018.

Key dates

Student registration opens12 July 2017
School recommendations open12 July 2017
Student registration close8 September 2017
School recommendations close15 September 2017
QLD students advised of outcome11 October 2017
NSW students advised of outcome13 November 2017

Need help?

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