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Southern Cross University STAR Early Entry

Year 12 students

STAR Early Entry enables Year 12 students to gain early admission to Southern Cross University on the basis of their school principal's recommendation. STAR Early Entry matches an individual student to a particular SCU course based on their likelihood of success in their chosen discipline.

This page contains information about STAR Early Entry for year 12 students. School principals and careers advisers/guidance officers should refer to SCU STAR Early Entry recommendation guide page.

For more information about our courses and where they are offered, visit course options and refer to the undergraduate course list.

What are the benefits of SCU STAR Early Entry

Successful applicants will receive their offer to Southern Cross University ahead of the crowd. You won’t need to wait to find out your Year 12 results before you start making plans for university. The University will notify Queensland students in mid-October and New South Wales students in mid-November of the outcome of their application. You can get in ahead of everyone else to organise all the things you need to make your transition to university as smooth as possible. There are no fees associated with your STAR Early Entry registration.

Can I apply for all Southern Cross University courses through STAR Early Entry?

Most Southern Cross University undergraduate courses are available through STAR. There are some exceptions - the Bachelor of Midwifery and our Education degrees. Applications for these courses can be made via UAC or QTAC.

Who is eligible to apply for Southern Cross University STAR Early Entry

Only Year 12 students who attend a school in the Greater Gold Coast, Northern Rivers, Mid North Coast, Upper Hunter, Namoi, New England, or North West NSW regions. See Schools in the Southern Cross University region for a full list of eligible schools.

How do I apply?

The STAR early entry scheme is currently closed. Please check back for information about the scheme in 2018.

Key dates

QLD students advised of outcome11 October 2017
NSW students advised of outcome13 November 2017

Need help?

Speak to your careers adviser or guidance officer, or contact the Future Students team at Southern Cross University on 1800 626 481.

Learning Resources

MySCU is a student's point of entry to a range of online services and resources that support study and student life. The portal includes unit learning sites and information sites where students can access resources, communication tools and useful links that are integral to their studies.

The web-based program Blackboard Collaborate delivers advanced on-line learning environments for students and lecturers to communicate and collaborate through virtual meeting spaces and classrooms. They can share files, presentations, and applications. If the session is recorded, students can view it afterwards.

Learning materials include the provision of unit information guides, study guides and books of readings. Students may need to purchase or access prescribed textbooks.

The SCU library provides a wide range of services including librarian assistance, print and electronic resources, a document delivery service, catalogues, databases, ebooks, ereadings, and full-text journal literature.

Each unit of study is specifically designed to build students’ skills throughout the session. The Academic Coordinator and Tutors are available for consultation to give personalised learning support.

Equipment and facilities

Southern Cross University provides students with modern well equipped teaching spaces such as lecture theatres, classrooms, and studios or laboratories tailored to meet the needs of specific study disciplines. Contemporary audiovisual equipment is standard in most teaching venues, and students have access to computer labs for individual study purposes.