If you're finishing high school and are ready to transition to university, we can help

Year 12 students can now apply for Griffith undergraduate degrees online through QTAC or UAC. You can also search for more information on our Degree finder.

If you are applying as an international student, visit international applications.


From 2019 students commencing Year 11 in Queensland will graduate with an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank ( ATAR ). QTAC will be responsible for calculating the ATAR on behalf of Queensland universities.

Moving from OP to ATAR

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How will the ATAR be used for admission to Griffith?

From 2021 the ATAR will be the admission pathway for Year 12 students applying to study a Griffith undergraduate program. Adjustment factors, including a Year 12 Subject Adjustment may be added to your ATAR after it has been calculated.


At Griffith we have a long tradition of recognising the skills and knowledge gained through Vocational Education and Training (VET) as a highly effective pathway to university. Griffith encourages senior secondary students to achieve an ATAR . We will retain our current policy of recognising stand-alone VET qualifications completed at high school.

Over many years, Griffith has seen VET pathway students achieve remarkable results.

Certificates III and IV

A completed Certificate III or IV, undertaken while at school, will allow you to apply to study a range of degrees at Griffith University. These degrees are identified in the Griffith Degree Finder.

English Prerequisite

A Certificate III or IV does not meet the English subject prerequisite. For admission in 2021, the English prerequisite can be satisfied by achieving a grade of C in Units 3 and 4 in one of English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language.

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A completed Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Diploma, undertaken while at school, meets the English subject prerequisite for admission and will allow you to apply for a number of Griffith undergraduate degrees. These degrees are identified in the Griffith Degree Finder.

Get a taste of Griffith with GUESTS

The Griffith University Early Start to Tertiary Studies (GUESTS) program offers ATAR or Diploma of the International Baccalaureate eligible senior high school students the opportunity to experience Griffith studies while still at school. The GUESTS At-School program allows students to experience Griffith health or science courses during Years 11 and 12. The GUESTS On-Campus or Online program allows motivated high-achieving students to study up to two courses (subjects) at Griffith while still at school.

Future Teachers Program

Are you aspiring to become a teacher?

The Future Teachers Program is a collaboration between the Griffith University School of Education and Professional Studies and the Department of Education to offer Year 11 and 12 students in Queensland State Schools that are part of the ENABLE Network, the opportunity to complete university course subjects as part of their senior schooling.


Some degrees we recommend you complete certain Year 12 subjects or equivalent before you begin


Adjustment factor pathways can boost your Selection Rank and improve your chances of getting into your preferred degree by recognising your academic achievements or personal circumstances. Our Adjustment factor pathways include:

  • Gold Coast and Logan Priority Access Pathway
  • Education Access Scheme (EAS)

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  • 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 an adjustment of 2 ranks per subject, including GUESTS courses, up to a maximum of 6 ranks. This includes Year 12 applicants currently undertaking their External Senior studies.

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Scroll up for information on Prerequisites and Assumed Knowledge and Year 12 Subject Adjustments.


To provide more opportunities for students from a range of backgrounds, our new Guaranteed Admission scheme includes guaranteed admission for OP 1–10 or ATAR 80+ students and for those who have completed a VET qualification.

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Over 600 scholarships available

Programs for high achievers

Elite Athletes Program

The Griffith Sports College provides elite athletes with the flexibility and support needed to achieve sporting excellence while completing their university studies.

Griffith Sports College

Griffith Honours College

An extracurricular program for high-achieving students, Griffith Honours College offers initiatives such as mentoring, industry training and international experiences with partner universities.

Griffith Honours College


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

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