Universities may have to reveal student admissions scores

Universities may be forced to reveal their real course cut-offs including the lowest entrance scores they have accepted so students can make better decisions, writes Charis Chang for

According to a discussion paper, the Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham wants to make it easier for students to find out exactly what marks they need to get into a course. There is concern that some students are struggling to complete their courses and revealing cut-off marks will make universities more accountable.

This could include revealing minimum, median and top Australian Tertiary Admission Rank, or ATAR, marks for all students accepted into a course. The discussion paper hopes to get feedback on the best ways to make it easier for students to find out information, whether that be through an online platform, greater accountability for institutions or better education around high school scores and the ATAR.
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