Finishing school means the emotions are high! Whether you are super excited, super relieved or a little uncertain, clear thinking about your gap year and uni decisions might be tricky. It is worth spending a little thinking time to make sure you are ready when decision time comes. If you are prepared you will make the path to uni and gap year a successful one.
Watch Laura’s story below to see how she missed out on her degree through her ATAR but found an alternative path to university.
Explore the variety of options that are available to you and discover which you feel may suit you best. When you finish high school your adrenaline may be high and it can be difficult to see clearly. Map possible actions and outcomes for your gap year and uni journey to help make the process easier.
A gap year is a great time to relax and enjoy yourself, but it’s also the perfect time to start setting yourself up for success at uni. From taking short courses at TAFE, to gaining hands-on experience and saving money. There are many ways you can use your gap year as a successful and active transition to uni.
It can be difficult to know what options are available to a young person when deciding on gap year and uni. It is a confusing space with lots of choices. You can be there to help with the right tools at your disposal. Use this guide to ask the right questions about uni and gap year pathways.
Check out how gap year and uni pathways can include TAFE or community colleges here.
If you are unsure about certain uni and TAFE terms that get thrown around a lot, take a look at our glossary to familiarise yourself with what they mean.
UAC has introduced some new schemes to help students that have been negatively impacted by COVID-19 or natural disasters. Take a look here if you think this is may be for you.