Adjustment factors are additional points that can increase your ANU selection rank.
Every ANU program has a selection rank that you need to meet or exceed to be considered for that program. If eligible, adjustment factors are added to your selection rank to be used when assessing your eligibility for programs at ANU.
Adjustment factors are usually based on performance or equity principles and are applied through the following schemes:
The maximum total adjustments possible to an applicant's selection rank from the combination of all adjustments is 15. This may be made up of:
Depending on how you are applying to ANU, there are different methods to apply for adjustment factors.
If you are applying direct to ANU, you can manage your adjustment factors within your application. Your ANU selection rank (year 11 results plus any adjustments) or the final ANU selection rank (ATAR plus any adjustments) is used to apply for programs at ANU.
Note - You will automatically be assessed for subject-based adjustments upon completion of your Year 12 or IB qualification.
If you are applying to ANU through UAC, you will automatically be assessed for subject-based adjustments upon submitting your application.
If you are, or think you may be eligible for equity-based adjustments, you will need to submit an online equity application through UAC after completing your application for admission.