Demand for university early entry continues to surge

1 JULY 2022

 Demand for university early entry continues to surge

Charles Sturt University has already received more applications in Rounds One and Two of the Charles Sturt Advantage 2022 program, than from all three rounds in 2021!

  • Charles Sturt University has already received 4,772 applications in Rounds One and Two of the Charles Sturt Advantage 2022 program, which is more than the 4,500 applications received from all three rounds in 2021
  • 2,327 early entry places have been offered to Year 12 students to study at the University in the 2023 academic year, from Round One
  • 2,129 applications were received in 2020 compared to 3,792 in 2021 – an increase of 78 per cent

Charles Sturt University has already received 4,772 applications in Round One and Round Two of the Charles Sturt Advantage 2022 program, which is more than the 4,500 applications received from all three rounds in 2021.

The University has also offered 2,327 early entry places to Year 12 students already, to study at Charles Sturt in the 2023 academic year through Round One of the program. It is the first university in Australia to offer a substantial number of early entry places and will continue to offer more this year from Round Two and Round Three.

The Charles Sturt Advantage program focuses on the Year 12 students’ Year 11 results, and recognises their soft skills, such as emotional intelligence, empathy and communication skills, teamwork, resilience, and a commitment to the Charles Sturt ethos of ‘creating a world worth living in’.

Associate Director of Admissions in the Charles Sturt Division of Students Mr Peter Greening said the demand for early entry was growing nationwide.

“More students are wanting to secure their university education earlier which is exactly what the Charles Sturt Advantage program has to offer,” Mr Greening said.

“Our admission process under this program gives high-school students a jump on their careers, offering both on-campus and online modes of university study.

“1,922 students have already received early entry offers to study a course of their choice on a Charles Sturt campus in 2023 with 405 receiving offers to study online.”

The 2022 program has already seen applications from students from approximately 500 schools representing every Australian state and territory.

“So far, our most popular courses under this year’s program are Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of  Education (K-12), and Bachelor of Paramedicine,” Mr Greening said.

Students are welcomed into the Charles Sturt community immediately from the point they receive an offer.

“Charles Sturt Advantage prospective students receive access to a closed Facebook group where they can start connecting with staff and current students from the Charles Sturt family,” Mr Greening said.

“They also receive exclusive merchandise and one-on-one support at Open Day, an overnight residential retreat in December, as well as exclusive, automatic access to Charles Sturt Advantage scholarships and early access to on-campus accommodation bookings.”

The growth of the program in 2022 follows an increase in demand for early entry in 2021.

“In 2020 we received 2,129 applications and in 2021 a total of 3,792 students applied which was an increase of 78 per cent. The demand in 2022 appears to be building on that trend,” Mr Greening said.

Careers Adviser/ VET Coordinator from Canobolas Rural Technology High School Mr Sam Coote encouraged his students to apply for the Charles Sturt Advantage program.

“I encouraged students to apply as it is our local university and the majority of our students want to remain within the Central West,” Mr Coote said.

“Being able to have an unconditional offer by mid-year is also very appealing. Students can stress less and enjoy their last year of high school without the added pressure of the HSC.”

A total of 116 students from the Orange area have received offers under Round One of the Charles Sturt Advantage program this year.

There are three application rounds for the program each year providing Year 12 students with multiple opportunities for early entry into university study the following year. 

Round One closed on Thursday 31 March. Round Two closed on Friday 24 June and Round Three will close on Sunday 4 September.

In 2021 the University made almost 4,000 early entry offers under the Charles Sturt Advantage program for students to commence study in 2022.

For more information on the Charles Sturt Advantage program and to apply visit the Charles Sturt Advantage web page.

ENDS


Media Note:

To arrange interviews with Mr Jordan Stewart from the Charles Sturt Advantage early offer program, contact Trease Clarke at Charles Sturt Media on 0409 741 789 or via news@csu.edu.au

Photo: L-R, top to bottom:

Canobolas Rural Technology High School students Ms Caity Smith-Gronow, Ms Stevee Russell and Ms Zahra Johnston, Mater Dei Catholic College student Ms Sophie Edmunds, Blayney High School student Ms Charlotte Crome, and former Bathurst High School student Ms Zoey Wade.

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