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Year 12 course for guaranteed Uni entry

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Year 12 is stressful enough without having to isolate and continue learning via the internet, which would see many students at a disadvantage.

Students in their final year of high school can now gain direct entry to Southern Cross University to begin their degree in 2021.

Year 12 students are among those most impacted by unpredictability in the face of COVID-19, but today Southern Cross University Vice Chancellor Professor Adam Shoemaker has announced a clear path to University study.

Free intensive preparatory course

‘Transition to Uni is a free intensive preparatory course designed for current ATAR-eligible Year 12 students to accelerate their results and guarantee their place at university in 2021,’ said Professor Shoemaker.

‘These are unprecedented times, and we understand many Year 12 students are anxious about their ability to achieve their desired ATAR or OP, their eligibility to enrol in the undergraduate degree of preference, and the uncertainty of their personal and professional futures.

Award-winning student support

Professor Shoemaker sats SCU have created this opportunity to alleviate anxiety. ‘We are using our award-winning student support to enable these students begin their University studies on time, whether it be in nursing, allied health, engineering, IT, law, psychology music or any of our industry-leading degree options.

Transition to Uni is delivered online and has start dates in late April, July and September in 2020, where students can study full-time for six weeks (four to five sessions per week) or part-time for 12 weeks (two to three sessions per week) to suit their needs.

Two-hour classes are live-streamed daily from 3.30pm – 5.30pm Monday to Thursday, with assessment preparation classes on Fridays, to ensure study modules are complementary to the Year 12 schedule.

‘This Transition to Uni program develops the key academic literacies and the foundational scientific and quantitative concepts students will need at university, so they can proceed into their chosen degree with the confidence to succeed,’ said Professor Shoemaker.

Previously, Transition to Uni had only been available only to school leavers, but has been extended to include both current Year 12 students and those who have previously completed Year 12.

Successful completion of the Transition to Uni program guarantees entry into all Southern Cross University undergraduate degrees in 2020 and 2021, except midwifery which involves an additional an interview and selection process.

For more information on how to future-proof your study and career options visit www.scu.edu.au/transition-to-uni

Southern Cross University will soon make further announcements regarding the Higher Education Policy to provide diploma courses for people to upskill during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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