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Is the ATAR the ‘be all and end all’ of securing a place at University?

 

With the ATAR out tomorrow morning, thousands of recently graduated NSW high school students will finally receive the results of all their hard work.

But according to a recent report by the Mitchell Institute, only 1 in 4 domestic undergraduate students were admitted to courses based on their ATAR in 2016, compared to 1 in 3 in 2014.

So are ATARS the ‘be all and end all’ of securing a place at university, or are there other pathways to admission?

 

The Daily’s Julia Carr-Catzel spoke about this with Catriona Jackson, Chief Executive of Universities Australia:

 

To read the full report visit: Universities Australia

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