8. Responding to your offer

If you receive an offer to study with us, congratulations! You will receive an online letter of offer through QTAC which you can view and respond to through QTAC application services.

Responding to your offer

Once you receive an offer, you have the choice of three response options. Within each, you can accept, reject or defer the offer.

Outright response

  • Accept – You accept the offer and no longer wish to be considered in any further offer rounds.
  • Reject – You reject the offer and no longer wish to be considered in any further offer rounds.
  • Defer – You apply for deferment of the place offered and no longer wish to be considered in any further offer rounds.

Deferment of up to two years is available for undergraduate programs. We will then email you in March of your first year of deferral advising you of the enrolment process. Please note you cannot defer a mid-year entry offer. Learn more about deferment.

Conditional response – with no change of preferences

  • Conditionally accept – You accept the offer, but wish to be considered for higher preferences if further offers are made.
  • Conditionally reject – You reject the offer, but wish to be considered for higher preferences if further offers are made.
  • Conditionally defer – You apply for deferment of this place, but wish to be considered for higher preferences if further offers are made.

If you conditionally accept or defer an offer and are subsequently offered a higher preference, you forfeit the right to enrol in the lower preference previously offered.

Conditional response - with change of preference

  • If you wish to be considered for a program you had previously listed as a lower preference or a program that you had not previously applied for, you may change your preferences for future offer rounds. Upon making this change, respond to your current offer conditionally, as outlined above.

Didn't get an offer for your UQ preference

If you didn't get an offer, it could be because your OP or entry rank didn't meet the cut-off, you didn't meet the entry requirements, you didn't pay your application fee, you ordered your preferences incorrectly or you applied after the due date. 

If you did not meet the cut-off or entry requirements, you can consider:

If you're unsure why you didn't get an offer, please contact UQ Admissions on (07) 3365 2203 or at admissions@uq.edu.au

To find out when offers will be released, see QTAC’s key dates.

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