Secure a place at the University of Notre Dame and sit your exams with the added confidence of knowing you have received your Notre Dame offer.
Showcase your achievements, skills, and passions inside and outside of school, in an interview that covers your interests, goals and future career aspirations.
Have a seamless transition to University life, with the full support of our Academic and Admissions staff helping you every step of the way.
Receive exclusive access to Early Offer opportunities, such as the Early Offer Celebration event, networking, leadership and mentoring programs.
Finish Year 12 with more confidence.
How do I apply for the Notre Dame Young Achievers Early Offer Program?
The first step is to gather all of your information – we will need both your Year 11 and Year 12 mid-year reports (if you don’t have your Year 12 report yet, you can submit an application and provide the reports later when they become available), as well as a personal statement and at least one written reference. Your reference can be from your school, a coach, a boss or a community leader. Once you have all the components ready, simply submit your application online at notredame.edu.au/forms/early-offer. We will notify you as soon as we receive your application.
What’s the easiest way for my school to provide a reference?
You can ask your school to fill out a School Reference form. It’s easy to fill out and makes your application stand out from the crowd. You can find a link to the form here: Early Offer School Reference Form
I have a letter of recommendation from my coach, do I also need the School Reference form?
No. You only need one reference. This can be either the letter or the reference form. You don’t need both. Your school might prefer one or the other, so when you ask for a reference, just ask them which they would prefer – and be sure to let them know about the 31 July closing date!
I’ve asked for a reference, but I have everything else ready to go. Can I apply without it?
Of course you can. You can submit your applications with your school reports, personal statement, and any supporting documents you want to include as soon as you are ready. You reference can be sent separately to our admissions team at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
What do I write in my personal statement?
Keep your personal statement brief – about 500 words – and tell us a little bit about yourself. Tell us why you’re applying to Notre Dame, what made you choose your degree and why you’re motivated to study. You should also cover your school experience as well as your interests, your hobbies and aspirations. Talk about your involvement in any community initiatives, and discuss any extra co-curricular or leadership activities you may do. Remember, this is your chance to flex. Tell us everything about you and your achievements, don’t be humble!
I want to apply for the Educational Access Scheme (EAS).
If you are applying for EAS, you can just tick yes on your application and send us through your supporting documents when you have them. But make sure to mention your circumstances in your personal statement, that way we take into account how you have been impacted by this.
I’ve applied! What happens now?
Once our admissions team have received all of your documentation, they will complete an academic assessment and then pass it onto the school that you applied for and they will invite you for an interview. You will be contacted for an interview about 2 weeks after you apply. You will then receive an outcome within 2 weeks of your interview.
I can’t make my interview time!
Don’t stress! If you can’t make your allotted interview time, we are happy to reschedule to time that suits you.
What does my outcome mean?
If you get an offer from us, that’s excellent! You can sit your HSC knowing that you have secured a place at uni. If you get a conditional offer, that’s still great, because you have a place reserved for you, you will just need to make sure your HSC marks meet the entry requirements for the course.
If you are unsuccessful, don’t stress, you don’t have to reapply, you will automatically be considered for main round offers.
I have done lots of co-curricular and community work that I’m really proud of, but my marks aren’t quite what I hoped. What should I do?
If you don’t get the marks you were hoping for, don’t despair! We have a 13-week Tertiary Pathway Program which can not only help you get into the course you want, but also give you the tools and resources to succeed at uni.
Prepare a written reference supporting your motivation, personal qualities and academic potential. Teachers, principals, coaches, supervisors or mentors may be good referees to approach.
Collate your Year 11 end of year reports and your Year 12 mid-year reports. If you haven’t received your Year 12 mid-year report yet, you can still submit an application and provide your report once it becomes available.
Write approximately 500 words (one page), outlining why you’re applying to Notre Dame, what made you choose your program of interest and discuss your commitment to community and/or co-curricular and leadership activities.
Submit your application online. You can also submit your application by mail or in person. We will let you know once we have received your application.
Federal Government’s Quality Indicators for Learning & Teaching. See QILT.EDU.AU.