What is an ATAR?

Your Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) represents your rank among all Year 12 students in Western Australia.


Here’s how your ATAR works:

  • The total of your best four scaled scores from your WACE exams is calculated. This number is known as your Tertiary Entrance Aggregrate (TEA).
  • Your TEA is then ranked against all other Year 12s in WA. This is your ATAR.
  • Every course has a minimum ATAR to qualify and apply.
  • ATARs are equivalent from every state except Queensland, so an ATAR of 75 in New South Wales will still be 75 in Western Australia.

    Murdoch's ATAR RISE

    If you've experienced a few hurdles on your journey to university that has prevented you from achieving your academic potential, we're here to help.

    Murdoch’s ATAR RISE helps you towards university entry by boosting your Selection Rank for Murdoch by up to 10 points. This will automatically be added to your final ATAR through TISC, so you don’t need to do anything.
To find out more and whether you’re eligible for RISE, download the following documents:

Your ATAR is just one pathway to study at uni

If your ATAR doesn't meet the requirements for a course you want to study, check out the alternative pathways to get into Murdoch.

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