Mature age entry - the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

What courses can I do at UWA with the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)? I am an Australian domestic student.

If you're a domestic mature-aged student (aged 20 years or older on 1 March, for Semester 1 entry, or 1 August for Semester 2 entry), you can use the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) to enter our undergraduate courses.

*Note:  You may be required to satisfy a mathematics prerequisite. If you have not done this through your previous secondary study, you can satisfy the requirement through successfully completing a mathematics enabling course early in your study program. The enabling course is available without cost to you, but it must be completed in addition to your degree enrolment. It will not count towards your degree.

To use the test for admission to UWA you must:
  • be at least 20 years of age by March 1 of the year you are entering University (or 1 August if applying for Semester Two/mid-year entry)
  • not have a school leaving qualification that makes you eligible for admission.
The STAT is administered through the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC). Testing sessions are held regularly from May to January each year. You can sit STAT only once between May and the following January.
Minimum requirements to be considered for admission
The minimum level of achievement required for consideration through this entry route is
  • 140 in the multiple-choice verbal component (or 150 if sat before May 2010) and
  • 160 in the written English section (or 155 if sat before May 2010).
Next steps
  1. Refer to the TISC website for applicable STAT session dates.
  2. Contact TISC to register for your preferred STAT session once bookings open.
  3. Submit an application for your preferred course via UWA Apply. Note: it is not necessary to wait for your results before applying.
  4. Optional: Once you obtain your results, contact Admissions to confirm they have been received and/or to discuss your options if you are not sure you meet the minimum requirements.

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