ATAR’s are the new UAI

atarIn 2009, the Universities Admissions Index (UAI) for NSW and ACT Year 12 students is changing to the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). Students should not be worried about any of the changes as they will have no impact on their current studies or choice of university courses for 2010. With the new name there will be some minor changes that students, parents and teachers need to know about. The number given to the maximum rank in NSW and the ACT will now be an ATAR of 99.95, as opposed to a UAI of 100.

The ATAR will indicate a student’s position in relation to the Year 7 students they began high school with. These changes have been introduced to achieve national consistency in the name and reporting of selection ranks.  All states (except Queensland) will be introducing the name ATAR for their selection ranks over the next two years.

The above information came from the UAC website – head to it for more information http://www.uac.edu.au/

Louise, Youth Librarian, Manly Library

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