Early Offer Scheme
Secure your place at The University of Queensland’s Ipswich Campus through our Early Offer Scheme.
You can secure early entry into your chosen study program at UQ Ipswich as long as you meet the OP or entry rank and program requirements. It’s as easy as working with your school to fill in a nomination form. Submissions are due in mid October.
The University of Queensland Ipswich Campus offers Year 12 students in state and non-government schools within the Ipswich region and western suburbs of Brisbane the chance to obtain guaranteed entry into its degree programs.
The Scheme provides benefits to these Year 12 students by offering them a place at one of Australia’s leading universities and helping to reduce the stress often felt by secondary students in securing enrolment in their chosen degree. The Scheme reflects the commitment by The University of Queensland to students in Ipswich and the surrounding region. These students will also be able to take part in a special familiarisation program for the Ipswich Campus.
The Early Offer Scheme is open to Year 12 students in state and non-government schools in the Ipswich region, Lockyer Valley and selected schools in the western suburbs of Brisbane.
If you’re a Year 12 student in one of these schools and you want to apply for the Early Offer Scheme, you must be considered likely to reach the OP standard that applies to programs at Ipswich. You will then be recommended by your school based on three semesters of Year 11 and 12 results and anticipated OP outcome. You must also meet the prerequisites for your chosen program, including a Sound Achievement in English.
The Early Offer Scheme is open to students in Year 12 in the nominated schools who wish to apply and are considered likely to reach the OP standard applying to programs at the Ipswich Campus. Students are recommended by their schools on the basis of three semesters of Year 11 and 12 results and anticipated OP outcome.
Teachers must work with Year 12 students to identify those students who are interested in studying at the Ipswich Campus and are expected to gain an OP suitable for their chosen program at the Ipswich Campus (based on OP cut-off). Offers for entry to the program are conditional upon students meeting particular thresholds, in terms of the usual prerequisite of Sound Achievement in English and any other prerequisites for their chosen program, as well as a minimum OP result consistent with the current year’s standard for their program of choice.
The Principal will put forward the student recommendations to UQ Ipswich by mid October. Provisional early offers will be made later in the month, based on school recommendation, and confirmed in December, once Year 12 results are available.
Students are also required to lodge an application through QTAC in September, to ensure they have appropriate other options available to them if required. It would be expected that their preferred UQ Ipswich program would be amongst their top preferences.
Students will then receive their official offer package from The University of Queensland in mid-January. Students wishing to accept the offer will commence classes at the Ipswich Campus in February.
No limit will be placed on the number of students recommended by the schools.
The following schools have access to the Ipswich Campus Early Offer Scheme:
State High Schools
- Boonah State High School
- Bremer State High School
- Bundamba Secondary College
- Centenary State High School
- Corinda State High School
- Forest Lake State High School
- Glenala State High School
- Indooroopilly State High School
- Ipswich State High School
- Kenmore State High School
- Laidley State High School
- Lowood State High School
- Nyanda State High School
- Redbank Plains State High School
- Rosewood State High School
- Toogoolawah State High School
- Woodcrest College
- Woodenbong Central School
- Brigidine College
- Faith Lutheran College, Plainland
- Ipswich Girls' Grammar School
- Ipswich Grammar School
- Springfield College
- St Aidan's Anglican Girls' School
- St Augustine's College
- St Edmund's College
- St John's Anglican College
- St Mary's College
- St Peter Claver College
- St Peter's Lutheran College
- Stuartholme School
- The Springfield Anglican College
- West Moreton Anglican College
- Westside Christian College
Entry standards for the Early Offer Scheme are based on the previous year's OP cut-off.
Click here to download the latest UQ Ipswich Campus Guide.
For more information about this Scheme, contact the Ipswich Student Centre:
Fact sheets and nomination form for the 2014 Early Offer Scheme will be available for download in August 2013.