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How definite are atar cutoffs for degrees? (1 Viewer)

Frestus

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If a course has a 90 atar cutoff, is the cutoff really 90? Or do people that hold atars slightly below that have a chance? I understand how bonus point work so thats not part of the question.
If anyone has any anecdotal experiences, sharing them would be appreciated.
 

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If the uni says this is the guaranteed entry mark, then yes. Otherwise, it is purely on supply and demand. Published cutoffs are typically of the year before. It can also be inflated for basically advertising purposes, but the actual number of students granted a position could bring the actual cutoff to below what is published for the current year. You just won't know until you either get an offer or you don't get an offer. So unless the university specifically says no ATARs below that cutoff is allowed, then those with a slightly lesser ATAR do have a fair chance of an offer.
 

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They move year to year, but for most courses seem to remain relatively stable.
 

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