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StepUp to Curtin

Not everyone has the same opportunities to achieve their academic potential – that’s where StepUp to Curtin can help.

StepUp to Curtin is only available to domestic students. If you’re an international student, please view pathways available to you.

What is StepUp to Curtin?

StepUp to Curtin grants an adjustment factor of additional ATAR points to help you qualify for admission into your preferred Curtin course.

There are two StepUp to Curtin access schemes:

  • StepUp Entry
  • StepUp Equity Adjustment Admission Pathway (StepUp Bonus). 

StepUp Entry

If your ATAR is between 60 and 69.95, StepUp Entry adjusts your selection rank to 70. This means you’ll be eligible for courses that require an ATAR of 70 with no prerequisites, or where prerequisite requirements have been met.

StepUp Bonus

If your ATAR is 70 or above, StepUp Bonus adjusts your selection rank by five points (up to 99.95).  

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for StepUp to Curtin, you must meet all the following criteria:

  • be an Australian/New Zealand citizen or permanent resident (including Permanent Humanitarian visa holder).
  • ATAR requirement:
    • For StepUp Entry: have achieved an ATAR between 60.00 and 69.95;
    • For StepUp Bonus: have achieved an ATAR of 70.00 or above;
  • English language proficiency: demonstrate through:
    • a scaled score of at least 50 in WACE English ATAR, Literature ATAR or English as an Additional Language/Dialect ATAR, or
    • a minimum score of 140 in the Written English component of the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT), or
    • another approved English test.
  • Course prerequisite requirements

For more information about application intake and deadlines, please refer to our Application Deadlines page.

How to apply

Applications deadline: