Universities to delay early offers – but concerns remain

Universities in Australia will suspend handing out places to Higher School Certificate (HSC) students until September after more than 43,000 early entry offers were made to pupils last year before they sat their final exams, writes Lucy Carroll for The Sydney Morning Herald.

The New South Wales Vice Chancellors’ Committee has released new rules governing how early offers are made to year 12 students, but school principals argue the measures will fail to stop students losing focus in the final weeks of year 12.

The principal at top-performing private school SCEGGS Darlinghurst, Jenny Allum, said universities should be barred from making early offers until after students sit HSC exams. She warned that bypassing Australian Tertiary Admission Rank scores can lead to complacency among students and was increasingly used by universities to secure enrolments in a tight market.
Full report on The Sydney Morning Herald site