Frequently Asked Questions

Future Applicants

Applications for the 2021 True Reward program will open shortly. Keep a look out on our website for further information for 2021 applications. Register your interest here to be updated as soon as True Reward applications open.

HSC True Reward is Western’s early offer program for NSW domestic students finishing Year 12 in 2020. The program offers you a place at Western before you receive your ATAR, on the basis of your HSC subject results and Year 11 results. This unique program recognises that you are much more than your ATAR. True Reward focuses on the scores that reflect your strong points and areas of interest.

Applications are open to domestic HSC students in NSW. The program is only applicable to Western Sydney University undergraduate courses or pathway courses offered through The College.

Depending on the undergraduate degree you choose, you need to meet a specified Band results in nominated subjects in either your HSC or Year 11 subject bands. In addition, you are also required to make a free, direct application to Western Sydney University.

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.

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 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 defer a HSC True Reward offer. When you receive your offer, visit How to Defer for more information.

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.

Call us on 1300 897 669 or email We’re ready to help you with any questions you might have about HSC True Reward and what you need to do to 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.

HSC student numbers and 4 digit PINs come from the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) 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.

  • Bachelor of Architectural Design
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedicine)
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy
  • Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine
  • Bachelor of Speech Pathology
  • Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
  • Bachelor of Laws (Non-Graduate Entry)
  • Doctor of Medicine
  • Bachelor of Midwifery
  • Bachelor of Nursing (Enrolled Nurse pathway)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth-5/Birth-12) Diploma pathway
  • Bachelor of Education (Primary) - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education
  • Associate Degree in Engineering
  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

Successful Applicants

HSC True Reward early offers do have an expiry date. Expiry dates for 2021 offers will be confirmed later in the year. 

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.

To reverse your deferment, please email with your full name, date of birth and student ID number.

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. 

Contact Us

For more information about alternative entry pathways, please email our Course Information Team at or call 1300 897 669.