- Charles Sturt Advantage early entry program designed for all students who share the ambition to create a world worth living in
- The early entry program focusses on emotional intelligence, collaboration, empathy, communication skills, resilience, and looks beyond test scores for school leavers and non-school leavers ready to unlock their potential
- Applications close Monday 31 August
After the successful launch of the Charles Sturt Advantage early offer program in 2019, applications for the 2021 academic year close on Monday 31 August.
The Charles Sturt Advantage early offer program focusses on recognising students’ soft skills.
These special qualities include emotional intelligence, collaboration, empathy and communication skills, resilience, and a commitment to creating a world worth living in.
Charles Sturt is looking beyond test scores and searching for school leavers and non-school leavers ready to unlock their potential.
Charles Sturt’s Executive Director of Marketing and Communication, Mr Shawn Walker, said, “The early entry program is proving very popular this year, particularly because of the uncertainty Year 12 students face around their COVID-19-impacted studies and their ATARs.
“The Charles Sturt Advantage early offer program is expected to see an increase in applications of 150 per cent compared to its inaugural year last year,” he said.
Mr Walker explained the Charles Sturt Advantage early offer program allows the University to recognise the whole student when assessing an application.
“By applying through the Charles Sturt Advantage program, students can be on the front foot by fully leveraging their social skills and can secure their place in September ahead of their ATAR score,” he said.
“When students apply through the Charles Sturt Advantage early offer program, their empathy, resilience and commitment to making this world a world worth living in will all be taken into consideration.
“We made offers to more than 700 students last year, and already this year the program is proving to be even more popular, with 1,280 applications already received.”
Charles Sturt University graduates already have the highest employment rate in the nation because of the practical education it delivers.
Mr Walker said the Charles Sturt Advantage early offer program is for everyone.
“If you’re coming to university in later life, we’ll also look at your work experience,” he said.
“Charles Sturt Advantage will enable us to receive a group of emotionally intelligent and driven students who will embody the values of Charles Sturt and who will be great assets to our campus communities in the years to come.”
Bathurst student Mr Maurice Otutaha, who is studying a Bachelor of Paramedicine in the School of Biomedical Sciences, said, “During Year 12 I wasn’t sure about my future due to not knowing how I’d do in my HSC and stressing about the marks I’d get.
“I didn’t know whether they would be enough for me to study my preferred course at Charles Sturt University.
“When I got the Advantage, it gave me so much peace of mind, and gave me some certainty about my future and relieved some of my stress about HSC exams.
“The Charles Sturt Advantage early offer program made my move to university so much smoother. All of the support and events was fantastic.”
Almost all Charles Sturt undergraduate courses are available via the Charles Sturt Advantage early offer program.
Applications for Charles Sturt Advantage close on August 31.For more information about the Charles Sturt Advantage early offer program, check out the website at www.csu.edu.au/advantage