Help line on call for uni advice

IF you are not happy with your university offer on Thursday, or you did not apply in the first place, don’t panic. 

So says Charles Sturt University executive director in the division of student administration Geoff Honey.

Mr Honey says if students are not happy with their main round offers they can log on to the University Admissions Centre website and change their preferences before the next round  of offers on January 30.

He encouraged students to call the university’s admissions help line for advice on how to apply and what was the best course to apply for.

“Some people hadn’t bothered applying but circumstances change and minds change, give them a call and talk about the likelihood of success for certain courses,” he said.

The dentistry course at the Orange campus is full, but there are vacancies in most other courses, he said.

While courses at universities across the country may fill up when results are released at 9am on Thursday, there will be plenty of others with vacancies, he said. 

“Some do, like dentistry where there are a certain number of seats and courses with a certain number of clinical placements,” Mr Honey said. 

Other courses have an unknown number of positions because they do not have similar restrictions, he said. 

The university plans to fill any vacancies after the next two major rounds. 

Mr Honey said the university offered about 2400 early entry positions to students throughout the year, 200 more than the year before. 

He said most students had accepted early entry and the acceptance rate was similar to previous years.

However, CSU Orange was not as popular this year as the last five years with fewer students choosing the Orange campus as their first preference. 

“We’d been going up every year for the last five or so years so it had to come down as some stage,” Mr Honey said. 

Candidates have until January 23 to change  their preferences online. 

The CSU help line number is 1800 334 733.

nicole.kuter@fairfaxmedia.com.au

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