Adjustment factor pathways to boost your Selection Rank

Adjustment factors may boost your Selection Rank and can improve your chances of gaining a place in your preferred degree at Griffith. Discover more about our pathways below to see if you're eligible.

Note: The maximum adjustments that you can receive under all pathways is capped at eight (8).


If you're a local and new to tertiary study, you may be eligible for Priority Access.

This pathway awards two (2) location adjustments when you apply for programs at Gold Coast and Logan campuses and reside in an eligible region.

If you are eligible, adjustments will be automatically applied to your QTAC or UAC application.

Priority Access regions

If you reside in the following regions you may be eligible for Priority Access:

  • Gold Coast City
  • Logan City
  • Redland City
  • Ipswich City
  • Scenic Rim
  • Tweed Shire
  • Byron Shire
  • Ballina Shire
  • Kyogle
  • City of Lismore
  • Richmond Valley
  • Tenterfield Shire
  • Glenn Innes Severn
  • Clarence Valley
  • Coffs Harbour (included from Trimester 1, 2020 onwards).


Some degrees are excluded from the Priority Access pathway. These include:

  • Bachelor of Medical Science
  • Bachelor of Dental Health Science
  • All distance and online programs.

Year 12 subject adjustment pathway

Griffith awards subject adjustments for Senior subjects and university courses successfully completed in high school that require a high level of skill and knowledge.
As a current Year 12 student, you can be awarded two (2) adjustments per subject, including GUESTS courses, up to a maximum of six (6). This includes Year 12 applicants currently undertaking their External Senior studies.

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Educational Access Scheme

The Educational Access Scheme can help if you have experienced circumstances that negatively affected your studies.

If eligible for the Educational Access Scheme, you may receive an equity adjustment, which may improve your chance of receiving an offer.

The Bachelor of Medical Science (MD Provisional Entry for School Leavers) and the Bachelor of Dental Health Science are excluded from this scheme.

You can apply for this scheme when you apply for an undergraduate program through QTAC or UAC.

QTAC Educational Access Scheme

UAC Educational Access Scheme

Griffith OP 1–6 Guarantee

We award all applicants with an OP 1–6, or equivalent, a guaranteed place in most Griffith undergraduate programs. Applicants do not need to apply separately for the guarantee as this is automatically applied to eligible QTAC or UAC preferences. This scheme is also known as the ‘Griffith High-Achiever Guarantee' in UAC.


The Griffith OP 1–6 Guarantee and the Griffith High-Achiever Guarantee rewards applicants with a guaranteed place in most Griffith undergraduate programs regardless of the published minimum Selection Rank. Mature age and non-current school-leavers are also eligible for this guarantee. For further details, please check the relevant program on the Degree and career finder.

Degree and career finder


The following programs are excluded from the OP 1–6 Guarantee:

  • All Queensland Conservatorium programs
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art
  • Bachelor of Dental Health Science
  • Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor of Medical Science
  • Bachelor of Midwifery
  • Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced Standing)
  • Bachelor of Nursing / Graduate Certificate in Paediatric Nursing (Advanced Standing)
  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
  • Bachelor of Paramedicine
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy
  • All graduate entry, advanced standing and honours programs


Our Academic Calendar site lists key dates for QTAC and UAC applications, as well as other helpful reminders.

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