Applying for a pathways program at The College is easy. You can choose from our wide range of University Foundation Studies and Diploma programs offering alternative entry options to Western Sydney University. The College will help you achieve your study goals, even if your ATAR is low or you have no ATAR at all.

Once you've chosen your course, make sure you read the entry requirements carefully before you apply.

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University Foundation Studies

To apply for Foundation Studies, you need to go through the Western Sydney portal.

To find out when our online applications open and close, and for term dates head to the Important Dates section.

Please note, domestic students must be 18 years or over. Applicants who are 17 years of age will be eligible for an offer if they have completed the HSC or other Year 12 studies or equivalent.

Diploma Programs

To apply for a Diploma, you can lodge an application directly via the Western Sydney portal (no application fee) or go through the University Admissions Centre (UAC) and put your chosen diploma on your preference list, just like you would for a university degree. To apply for programs without a UAC code, please contact The College (see below).

For entry requirements head to our Courses and Pathways page, and for term dates head to the Important Dates section.

Please note, domestic students wanting to study an Integrated Diploma/Bachelor course must have an  ATAR (or equivalent) of 55. Domestic students wanting to study an Extended Diploma must have completed year 12 or be 17 years or over at commencement of the course.

Application Assistance

If you need more information or help lodging your application, contact us on 1300 897 669 or email

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What Happens Next?

You'll be notified as to whether your application was successful or unsuccessful via email. If you receive an offer, you will also be provided with your Western Student ID and a link to begin your enrolment. You will also receive information about your Orientation session on campus to introduce to you to College life.

We look forward to seeing you!