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    Chance of receiving UNSW interview

    Hi, I am currently enrolled in my first year of undergraduate studies after completing year 12 last year. I am considering applying to UNSW Undergraduate Medicine, however not sure whether my ATAR of just over 96 will be sufficient, in conjunction with Uni results and UMAT, to recieve an interview. UNSW say they take into account Uni results and ATAR in a 50:50 ratio, with the applicant having to maintain an academic rank of 96. What does this mean in regard to Uni marks? Basically I'd just like to know whether I would have a low/reasonable/good chance of receiving an interview (with excellent Uni marks and excellent UMAT) even though my ATAR only just meets the minimum cutoff.
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    Re: Chance of receiving UNSW interview

    You’d basically need at least the uni equivalent of 96 ATAR, which I assume must be a HD average!

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    Re: Chance of receiving UNSW interview

    Quote Originally Posted by breakfast__ View Post
    What does this mean in regard to Uni marks? Basically I'd just like to know whether I would have a low/reasonable/good chance of receiving an interview (with excellent Uni marks and excellent UMAT) even though my ATAR only just meets the minimum cutoff.
    UNSW selection for interview is 50/50 ATAR+UMAT, for place offers 33/33/33 ATAR+UMAT+Interview.

    Past data show you need 100%ile with 96.0 (or 99%ile with 97.0) just to get an interview, then due to the 33/33/33 weighting must combine it with a top interview to get a place offer. This year no-one managed to do that, although a number of got an interview but none below 98 without special considerations was successful.

    Bottom line is you need to raise your ATAR 96 to at least Rank 98 to have a fighting chance. You are looking at GPA > 6.7 = a minimum of 6 HDs + 2 Ds.

    (Note you can also try for WSU and JMP. ATAR 96 is good for WSU regardless of GPA, GPA 5+ will be good for JMP. You get an interview there if your UMAT meets their cutoffs).
    Last edited by A1P; 10 Mar 2018 at 8:13 PM.

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