Our unique program makes an early offer into a University degree based on corresponding HSC subject band outcomes, not your overall ATAR. The program offers you a place at Western before you receive your ATAR, on the basis of your HSC subject results.
Western is the only university in NSW to offer a program with the chance to apply for an early offer based on your HSC results. At Western, we recognise that you are much more than your ATAR. True Reward focuses on the scores that reflect your strongest skills.
Applications for the 2020 HSC True Reward program will open soon. If you are a 2019 HSC student, we encourage you to bookmark this page and check back early 2019.
To find out more about this program, register your interest and we will let you know when further details about our 2020 program are available and applications are open.
"I had the opportunity to study the course I wanted without having to stress about ATAR scores."
Frequently Asked Questions
HSC True Reward is Western’s early offer program for students finishing Year 12 in 2019. The program offers you a place at Western before you receive your ATAR, on the basis of your HSC subject results.
HSC True Reward is based on your HSC subject results, not your ATAR. Western is the only university in NSW to offer a program with the chance to apply for an early offer based on your HSC. At Western, we recognise that you are much more than your ATAR. True Reward focuses on the scores that reflect your strong points.
Applications are open to domestic HSC students in NSW. The program is only open to Western Sydney University undergraduate courses or pathway courses offered through The College. Only year 12 subjects which appear in the below search list with the associated undergraduate Bachelor of College Diploma course will be considered.
If you are a year 10 student interested in applying for the True Reward program, please be mindful of which courses or pathway courses are available and their relevant HSC subjects when choosing your units for the HSC.
Depending on the undergraduate degree you choose, you need to meet a specified HSC Band outcome in nominated subjects. In addition, you are also required to make a direct application to Western Sydney University and select ‘Yes’ to HSC True Reward. You can use our search tool below to find out by course or subject what Band outcomes are required for each degree.
We determine the HSC subjects that match the university course based on the performance of previous students. For each course, we look at past students who did well and what HSC subjects they studied – as well as their band outcome.
Applications will open early 2019, bookmark this page and check back for updates.
We will send you an offer to the email address you originally used to apply through the Western Application Portal. The email will provide you with details on how to enrol at Western to secure your offer. You’ll also receive an SMS, to the mobile phone number you originally used to apply for the program, informing you of the offer.
Your application for HSC True Reward is a direct application to Western Sydney University. You can still apply through UAC for courses that are not available through HSC True Reward, including courses at other universities.
Yes, you can change your preferences on your HSC True Reward application. Please consider your study options carefully as you cannot change your selection once you receive an offer.
Yes, you can still apply for HSC True Reward even if you have applied for any of our other early offer programs. For more information about other early offer schemes, visit Schools Recommendation Scheme (SRS).
Your application for HSC True Reward is a direct application to Western Sydney University. You can still apply through UAC for courses that are not available through HSC True Reward, including courses at Western Sydney University and other universities.
You will receive a confirmation email from Western once you’ve submitted your application. You can log back in to check your application and preferences at any time.
You will receive an email from us once HSC results are released to let you know if you have received a HSC True Reward early offer. You will also receive an SMS to alert you that your offer has been sent to your registered email.
HSC student numbers and 4 digit PINs come from the Board of Studies and are provided by your school. Contact your school if you are unsure or do not have a HSC student number. You will need your HSC student number to submit an application.
For your application to be considered, you have to select a minimum of one preference. If you are eligible to receive a True Reward offer, you will receive an offer to your highest eligible preference.
Yes, you can have different UAC and HSC True Reward preferences.
If you get more than one offer, you can choose which one to accept. Please take note of the deadlines to accept the offers you have received. Ensure you accept your preferred offer and enrol before the expiry date.
The following courses are excluded from the True Reward program:
- Bachelor of Music (Dean’s Scholars)
- Bachelor of Music
- Bachelor of Creative Industries (Music)
- Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Creative Industries
- Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedicine)
- Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
- Bachelor of Physiotherapy
- Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine
- Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
- Bachelor of Laws (Non-graduate Entry)
- Doctor of Medicine
- Bachelor of Midwifery
- Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching - Birth-5 Years-Birth-12 Years)/Master of Teaching (Birth-5 Years/Birth-12 Years) -Diploma Pathway
- Bachelor of Education (Primary) – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI)
No, True Reward offers are only available for the Autumn/start year intake, except if the course can be deferred.
HSC True Reward early offers do have an expiry date. Expiration dates for 2019 are yet to be confirmed.
Be aware of the deadline dates to accept True Reward and non-True Reward offers, and the required steps to secure your place. Ensure you accept your preferred offer and enrol before the expiry date.
Upon accepting your offer, you will need to complete the below steps:
- Choose your units using the Unit Selection Guide and enrol into each unit through MyStudentRecords (MySR). For more information regarding the steps required, visit How do I enrol?
- Buildy our timetable by completing Tutorial Registration for Autumn session 2020. For more information about key dates around tutorial registration and steps required for this process, visit Tutorial Registration.
- Attend Autumn 2020 Orientation. Orientation sessions and activities provide you with the opportunity to familiarise your home campus, find out more about your course and meet fellow students and academic staff. You can also pick up a student diary and your student ID on the day. For more information about Orientation week, visit Orientation.
- Create your Student ID card. For more information about the steps required for this process, visit Student ID cards.
Yes, once you have answered question 7 of the ECAF form, the remainder of the form will load and you can tick the box indicating you will apply for your TFN on both forms. Please ensure you have provided your Tax File Number (TFN) before the census date of your session.
To accept your True Reward offer, you will first need to activate an account to create a password and secret question, and complete at least the first three steps of enrolment (up to and including Government forms). We recommend you enrol into units early to ensure you are adequately prepared for timetable selection and registration.
If you are unsuccessful with a True Reward offer, you have the option of changing your preferences in your existing application to be considered for a Diploma pathway, or another degree program that is more suited to your ATAR results.
Depending on your course of interest, Western offers a range of pathways including Foundation Studies for students interested in Nursing, as well as Diplomas in Arts, Business, Communications, Design, Construction management, Engineering, Health Science, ICT, Science and Social Science.
Degrees without a Diploma pathway such as Law, typically require completion of some undergraduate Bachelor study in a non-law degree such as the Bachelor of Arts before applying to study a double degree.
For more information about alternative entry pathways, please email our Course Information Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1300 897 669.
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"I was aware of the program before I finished the HSC so it allowed me to focus on the units relevant to my area of interest."
How do I apply?
Applications will open early 2019.
Click Apply Now and hit the START button to begin a new application.
Once you have answered the Citizenship question and confirmed all your information, tick YES to the HSC True Reward box and click NEXT.
A pop up box will appear and provide you with an Application Number and PIN. Click CONTINUE. Note you will receive an automated email from Western confirming your application number so you can log back in and resume your application in the future.
You will be asked to upload any relevant documents in ‘Qualifications’. NSW HSC students do not need to submit any documents so leave this blank and click NEXT.
Search and explore courses you would like to apply for. You can also view the courses that will be offered as part of HSC True Reward early offers by using the search tool on this page. Select a minimum of 1 course in ‘Course preferences’ and click NEXT.
Review all application details and click SUBMIT. You will receive an automated email from Western confirming your application.
You will be asked to upload documents again. NSW HSC students do not need to submit any documents, so please ignore.