If you are sitting your HSC or IB but still need a higher score to get into your dream course, Subject Adjustment Factors (formerly bonus points) can help. It’s basically a point system that gives you a better selection ranking. For example, if you get an ATAR of 87 plus ten Subject Adjustment Factors, you can add the two together and apply for a course with a selection rank of 97.
Some Western courses are not available for adjustment factors. Subject adjustment factors are available to both international and domestic students.
How Subject Adjustment Factors work
You’ve just finished (or are sitting) your HSC. You’re ready to take on the world. And you want to apply to Western. You’ve come to the right place.
Which courses award Subject Adjustment Factors?
Not all courses award Subject Adjustment Factors.
See below what Subject Adjustment Factors are available for which subjects.
What happens if you qualify for more than one Adjustment Factors scheme?
If you qualify for Subject Adjustment Factors, Regional Adjustment Factors, the Elite Athletes or Performers Scheme and the Educational Access Scheme, the maximum number of adjustment factors you can receive is 10.