What’s your passion? Do you excel at English literature? Are you a mental mathematician? An advocate for social justice? A designer extraordinaire? Do you breathe foreign languages?
It’s important to acknowledge and play to your strengths because, ultimately, your strengths will determine your future. This is the premise behind HSC True Reward - a program that recognises the strengths of each individual.
Our unique program makes an early offer into a University degree based on corresponding HSC subject band outcomes, not the ATAR. Why? Because at Western, we recognise that too often, the ATAR system overlooks natural strengths and talent.
Applications are now open. This program is open to all 2018 NSW HSC students. Start your application to Western now and make sure you tick YES in the HSC True Reward section.
Navigate to our HSC True Reward FAQ's.
- 10 December, 2018 (midnight) – applications close/change of preferences
- 13 December, 2018 – HSC subject band outcomes released
- 13 December, 2018 – HSC True Reward offers released
- 21 December, 2018 – HSC True Reward offers expire at 5pm
"I had the opportunity to study the course I wanted without having to stress about ATAR scores."
Search your HSC subjects and see what courses you’re eligible for.
What is HSC True Reward?
HSC True Reward is Western’s early offer program for students finishing Year 12 in 2018. The program offers you a place at Western before you receive your ATAR, on the basis of your HSC subject results.
How is it different?
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.
Who can apply?
Applications are open to 2018 NSW HSC students.
What are the requirements?
Depending on the undergraduate degree, you need to meet a specified Band outcome in nominated subjects. Use our search tool on this page to find out by course or subject what Band outcomes are required.
Can I apply if I’m an international student?
Unfortunately only domestic HSC students are eligible for this program.
What is the correlation between these university courses and HSC subjects?
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.
Is it open to postgraduate courses?
As the HSC True Reward program is designed for 2018 NSW HSC Students, the program is only open to Western Sydney University undergraduate courses or pathway courses offered through The College.
Hard work deserves its own reward.
When do applications open? When do they close?
Applications are now open. Apply now. Applications close at midnight, 10 December, 2018.
Offers will be made on the same day as your HSC subject results are released – 13 December 2018, from 10am onwards.
How will you let me know if I get an offer?
Offers will be made on 13 December 2018, from 10am onwards. We will send you an offer to the email address you originally used to apply through the Western Portal. The email will provide you with details on how to enrol at Western to secure your offer.
As backup, you’ll also receive an SMS (to the mobile phone number you originally used to apply for the program) informing you of the offer.
Will my offer expire?
HSC True Reward early offers will have an effective (and enforced) expiry date of 21 December 2018, 5pm. To ensure your offer does not expire, you need to commence your enrolment and complete stage three by this date.
Can I defer a HSC True Reward early offer?
Yes, you can defer a HSC True Reward offer. When you receive your offer, visit the How to Defer for instructions on how to request deferment. You will need to submit your deferment request prior to 21 December 2018, 5pm.
What if I change my mind about what I want to study?
You can change your preferences on your HSC True Reward application until midnight, 10 December, 2018.
If I apply or have applied for other Western early offer programs, can I still apply for HSC True Reward early offer program?
Yes! You can still apply for HSC True Reward even if you have applied for any of our many early offer programs. For more information about other early offer schemes, visit Bonus Points.
Hard work deserves its own reward.
"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."
If I apply for HSC True Reward, can I apply for courses at other Universities?
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.
Who can I contact to get more information?
Call us on 1300 897 669 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re ready to help you with any questions you might have about HSC True Reward and what you need to do to apply.
How do I apply?
Click the apply now button and complete the following steps:
Click the START button to start 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 above. 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.
What happens once I apply?
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.
Offers will be released on 13 December. You will receive an email from 10am onwards 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.
You have until Friday 21 December 2018, 5pm to accept your offer and enrol at Western before the early offer expires.
Where is my HSC student number?
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 apply for HSC True Reward early offer program.
How many Western preferences do I need?
For your application to be considered, you have to select a minimum of one preference. All preferences to eligible HSC True Reward courses will be considered.
Can my UAC preferences be different to my HSC True Reward preferences?
Yes, you can have different UAC and HSC True Reward preferences.
What happens if I get a HSC True Reward early offer and I get another offer on the 20 December?
If you get more than one offer, you can choose which one to accept. Just remember, HSC True Reward offers expire on 21 December 2018 at 5pm so you’ll have until then to decide to accept and enrol in your True Reward course.
Offers received on 20 December (via normal UAC round) will not expire.