Early Offer Program

Secure your uni place before your exams!

We know Year 12 can be stressful that's why we provide you with the opportunity to secure a place at Notre Dame – prior to your exams – through our Early Offer Program.

You can stress less by receiving an Early Offer for the education of a lifetime before your exams. This exclusive program is open to Year 12 students who have demonstrated academic excellence and/or are making a significant contribution to their school or community. It’s also a great way for schools to acknowledge their outstanding students.

Please note applications for the Early Offers for Semester 1, 2020 have now closed.

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  • Benefits

    The Early Offer Program has a number of personal and academic benefits including the following:

    • Secure a place at The University of Notre Dame Australia and sit your Year 12 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.

    Please note: Candidates who do not receive an Early Offer for Semester 1, 2020 will be automatically considered for the future offer rounds in November or January.

  • Selection criteria

    Our Early Offer Program is open to students who can demonstrate academic excellence and are motivated to make a special contribution to society, and/or who can show exceptional personal or leadership qualities.

    All offers are made based on Year 11 and Year 12 reports to date. You can demonstrate this by your reports, your exam results, by your active contribution to school, church, or community, by your work achievements and by telling us about your personal or leadership qualities.

    Please note that generally you will need to demonstrate a predicted benchmark ATAR of 90.

  • How to apply

    1. Get ready
    To apply you will need to do the following:

    • Request a recommendation from your School (page 4 of the application form)
    • Complete pages 1-3 of the Early Offer application form (including the reference from your School)
    • Collate approved copies of your Year 11 and Year 12 Semester 1 school reports
    • Obtain certified evidence of your Australian citizenship or residency status
    • Gather certified copies of other supporting documentation such as awards and certificates

    2. Write your personal statement
    We know that you're a person, not a number that's why our comprehensive admissions process goes beyond a single score. In order to get to know who you are, we ask you to write a personal statement of up to 500 words outlining your personal qualities and reasons for choosing your nominated degree at Notre Dame. Here are some prompt questions to get you started:

    • What are your interest and aspirations?
    • What you are passionate about?
    • What motivates you?
    • Why have you chosen this Notre Dame program?
    • Your leadership roles
    • Any volunteering, work, church and/or community involvement

    3. Submit your application
    All of these items above are to be submitted to the Admissions Office directly:

    • submit online
    • by email – fremantle.admissions@nd.edu.au
    • by post – Notre Dame Admissions Office, PO Box 1225, Fremantle WA 6959
    • in person – Admissions Office, 21 High St, Fremantle.

    Applications for Semester 1 2020 close at 5pm on 31 July 2019.

    4. Interview
    Upon recommendation by your school for the Early Offer Program and having met the academic requirements, you will be invited for an interview. This gives us the change to meet you in person and is an integral part of the admissions process. It also gives you the opportunity to get to know us and ask us any questions you may have about Notre Dame.

    5. Offers
    Offers are made in mid-October. Keep an eye on your post mailbox and inbox!

    6. Accept > Enrol
    You have 14 days to accept your offer by completing the offer acceptance form. If you have any queries please call us on 08 9433 0537 and we'll step you through your options. Enrolment sessions, where you reserve your place in courses, are held in December and January.

  • What to include in your personal statement

    We know you're a person, not a number, that's why we ask you to tell us about yourself and your motivations for studying your chosen degree in a personal statement. It's a key part of our unique admissions process, which goes beyond a single score to consider the whole person.

    Tell us about your passions, dreams, motivations and any work or community experience you have had. Your personal statement should be 300-500 words and reflect your aspirations, interests and any work or community experience. Here are some prompt questions to get you started:

    • What are your interest and aspirations?
    • What you are passionate about?
    • What motivates you?
    • Why have you chosen this Notre Dame program?
    • Your leadership roles
    • Any volunteering, work, church and/or community involvement
  • Notre Dame. Natural critical thinkers.

    You need to change your perspective to change the world. That's why critical thinking is embedded in every one of our degrees. Through study of Ethics and Philosophy as core to your degree, you learn the importance of exploring other views before arriving at your own – forming lifelong skills to navigate an uncertain future. It's one of the reasons why Notre Dame is the #1 uni in WA for overall quality of educational experience and more.

    The world is transforming rapidly and the type of higher education you choose is now more important than ever.

    Your path to knowledge starts here > Apply for an early offer by 31 July.

  • Contact us

    Call us: 08 9433 0537 
    Email us: fremantle.admissions@nd.edu.au
    Visit us:   21 High Street Fremantle

  • Download the Early Offer Program guide

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