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Adjustment Factors

Avondale understands that some factors may have hindered your ATAR result. In certain circumstances, we use adjustment factors, which are additional points (formally referred to as bonus points) added to your ATAR to derive your selection rank for entry into your chosen course. The circumstances are:

  • Location/school
  • Disadvantage
  • Elite level sporting commitments
  • Indigenous applicants

You will receive five adjustment points, up to 10 points, where any of these factors apply to you. Submit your ATAR → 

Admission Policy


You will receive five adjustment points if you:

  • Reside within a 100 km radius of our Lake Macquarie or Sydney campuses.
  • Reside in a designated regional area.
  • Complete your HSC at one of Avondale’s target schools.


You may receive five adjustment points if you have suffered hardship because of circumstances beyond your control. Hardship considerations include financial hardship, disrupted schooling, home and environmental responsibilities, and personal illness/disability.

Elite Athletes

If you are an elite athlete, we can provide support services to help balance study demands with your sporting career.

Indigenous Applicants

You will receive five adjustment points if you prove that you are Aboriginal or from the Torres Strait Islands.

Student Administration Services

Call +61 2 4980 2377
email [email protected]

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