We recognise that preparation for tertiary study isn't always smooth. Therefore, we've developed a process by which applicants whose educational achievements have been compromised or disadvantaged by external factors can have their admission considered in light of those factors.
Special consideration will be granted if your ability to study or sit exams has been affected by circumstances beyond your control. These exceptional circumstances must be of a grave nature and must have had a significant impact on your studies in the year prior to your university application.
Special consideration is available to any eligible applicant for admission to Curtin University during any admission period. If it is approved you will be granted additional points to your ATAR. This process does not alter any existing Tertiary Entrance Rank (gained through STAT or Year 12 TEE), except for the purposes of entry to Curtin.
It is a requirement, both under University policy and Federal legislation, that our criteria for selecting students must be fair, transparent and accountable. Usually this equates to academic achievement, i.e. applicants are selected on academic merit.
Nonetheless, the University is entitled – and indeed does – take into account any special circumstances that may have educationally disadvantaged a particular applicant. Again, this is in accordance with relevant University policy, as well as the Higher Education Support Act (2003).
If you feel you may be eligible, read the guidelines for application.Read the guidelines for application