8. Responding to your offer

If you received an online letter of offer through QTAC, congratulations! Your application to study at UQ was successful. You can view and respond to an offer through QTAC's Application Services.

Responding to your offer

There are three ways you can respond to your offer. Within each option, you can accept, reject or defer the offer.

1. Outright response

  • Accept: You accept the offer and do not want to be considered in any further offer rounds.
  • Reject: You reject the offer and do not want to be considered in any further offer rounds.
  • Defer: You defer commencing in the place offered and do not want to be considered in any further offer rounds.

More information is available about deferring an offerRead the QTAC page on offers


2. Conditional response – with no change of preferences

  • Conditionally accept: You accept the offer, but still want to be considered for higher preferences if further offers are made.
  • Conditionally reject: You reject the offer, but still want to be considered for higher preferences if further offers are made.
  • Conditionally defer: You defer commencing in the place offered, but still want to be considered for higher preferences if further offers are made.

If you are offered a higher preference after conditionally accepting or conditionally deferring an offer, you forfeit the option to enrol in the lower preference previously offered.

Read the QTAC page on offers


3. Conditional response – with change of preference

You can change your preferences for future offer rounds if you would prefer to be considered for a program listed as a lower preference, or a program you didn't previously apply for:

  • Conditionally accept: You accept the offer, but still want to be considered for re-arranged or new preferences if further offers are made.
  • Conditionally reject: You reject the offer, but still want to be considered for re-arranged or new preferences if further offers are made.
  • Conditionally defer: You defer commencing in the place offered, but still want to be considered for re-arranged or new preferences if further offers are made.

Read the QTAC page on offers

Didn't get an offer to study at UQ?

There might be a range of reasons you didn't receive an offer, from entry requirements and unpaid application fees to incorrectly ordered preferences and missed due dates.

Contact UQ Admissions on (07) 3365 2203 or admissions@uq.edu.au if you're unsure why you didn't receive an offer.

If you didn't meet entry requirements, you can consider:

To find out when offers will be released, see QTAC’s Key Dates.

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