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 doing their Higher School Certificate.
Applications are open to domestic NSW HSC students.
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.
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.
As the HSC True Reward program is designed for NSW HSC Students, the program is only open to Western Sydney University undergraduate courses or pathway courses offered through The College.
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 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.
Yes, you can change your preferences on your HSC True Reward application.
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.
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 apply for HSC True Reward early offer program.
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.
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.
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."
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.