Frequently Asked Questions

Future Applicants

Applications for the 2020 True Reward program have now closed. Keep a look out on our website for further information for 2021 applications.

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. 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 HSC Band outcome in nominated subjects. In addition, you are also required to make a free, direct application to Western Sydney University. You can use our search tool 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.

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 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.

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 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.

- B Music;
- B Creative Industries (Music);
- B Music/B Creative Industries;
- B Architectural Design;
- B HSc (Paramedicine);
- B Physiotherapy;
- B Podiatric Medicine;
- B Speech Pathology;
- B Laws (Grad entry);
- B Laws (Non grad entry);
- Doctor of Medicine;
- B Midwifery;
- B Nursing (Enrolled Nurse pathway);
- B Arts (Pwy to Teach B-5/B-12) Diploma pathway;
- B Education (Primary) ATSIE;
- B Community and Social Development;
- Associate Degree in Engineering; and
- B Occupational Therapy.

Successful Applicants

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.

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?
  • Build your timetable by completing Tutorial Registration for Autumn session 2021. For more information about key dates around tutorial registration and steps required for this process, visit Tutorial Registration
  • Attend Autumn 2021 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

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.

When you receive your offer, visit How to Defer for instructions on how to request deferment. Once you have deferred, keep a look out on your registered email for an email confirmation of your deferment from our Admissions team in the coming days.

If you plan on deferring your True Reward offer, you must do so by the appropriate deadline, otherwise if you do not defer and you also do not accept the offer correctly, then the offer will expire.

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.


Unsuccessful Applicants

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 or call 1300 897 669