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ATAR conversions

International qualifications are converted to an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank.

Below are the most commonly requested rank conversions. For other qualifications or equivalent ranks, please contact the Admissions Centre.

Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) GCE A-levels [B] & USA College Board AP exams [C] South African National Senior Certificate (since 2008) [D] Canadian Matriculation (except Quebec) [E] All-India Senior School Certificate (CBSE) [F] Indian School Certificate (CISCE) [G]
99.00 16 6.9 98 20 100
98.00 15 6.6 94 19 95
96.00 14 6.5 92 18 90
90.00 12 5.7 80 16 80
80.00 8 4.6 60 12 60

Notes

[B] Great Britain General Certificate of Secondary Education and comparable qualifications
  1. Ranks on the GCE are calculated on the basis that at advanced (A2) level: A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1.
  2. A minimum of two advanced level subjects will be used in the calculation of the aggregate.
  3. There is no maximum limit to the number of advanced level subjects used in the calculation of the aggregate (subject to point 4).
  4. Subjects used in the calculation of the aggregate must be passed within a period of two consecutive academic years.
  5. Advanced subsidiary subjects may not be used in the calculation of the aggregate.
  6. The GCSE General Paper may not be used in the calculation of the aggregate.
  7. In the Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate and its overseas derivatives, Principal Level passes are required.
  8. There are several other qualifications deemed comparable with the GCSE. Contact the Admissions Centre for advice.
[C] USA College Board Advanced Placement Exams
  1. Applicants must have passed a minimum of two Advanced Placement exams with the US College Board in conjunction with a recognised high school qualification.
  2. There is no maximum limit to the number of Advanced Level subjects used in the calculation of the aggregate (subject to point 3).
  3. Subjects used in the calculation of the aggregate must be passed within a period of two consecutive academic years.
[D] South African National Senior Certificate
  1. NSC must be certified by Umalusi or obtained with matriculation endorsement.
  2. Must include at least four subjects passed at minimum Level 4 (50 – 59%).
  3. Excludes the subject Life Orientation.
  4. SCORING: 7 = 80-100%, 6 = 70-79%, 5 = 60-69%, 4 = 50-59%, 3 = 40-49%, 2 = 30-39%, 1 = 0-29%.
  5. For results obtained before 2008 or through the International Examinations Board contact the Admissions Centre for advice.
[E] Canadian Matriculation (except Quebec)
  1. Applicants must have been awarded the High School Graduation Diploma or Secondary School Diploma (depending on the Province).
  2. Based on the average in the final year/highest grade subjects/exams (if required for entry to university, depending on the Province).
[F], [G] All-India Senior School Certificate (CBSE) and Indian School Certificate (CISCE)
  1. Applicants must have been awarded the All India Senior School Certificate issued by the Central Board of Secondary Education, India or the Indian School Certificate issued by the Council for Indian School Certificate Examination.
  2. CBSE results are generally recorded as letter grades, based on A1=5, A2=4.5, B1=3.5, B2=3, C1=2, C2=1.5, D1=1,D2=0.5 and E = 0.0.

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