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From 2021, USQ will be accepting students with an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) replacing the Overall Position (OP), as the standard pathway to tertiary study for year 12 high school students.

The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) is the primary criterion to assess and compare the results of high-school applicants for undergraduate-entry into University.

ATARs are expressed as a number on a scale from 99.95 (highest) to 0.00 (lowest) in 0.05 increments. The amount of students in each increment is determined by the Year 12 population in Queensland. ATARs below 30.00 are reported at “30.00 or less”. The ATAR is a percentile rank, not a mark, relevant to other students in any given year. An ATAR of 75.00 does not mean you score of 75%, it indicates you were placed in the top 25% of Queensland in your Year 12 cohort.

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