The OP/selection rank profile

The OP/selection rank profile

Each Course Search entry shows an OP/rank profile. 

Information is published for every domestic entry undergraduate course that uses the OP/selection rank wholly or partly, in the tertiary admission process to provide more statistical information for prospective students and applicants.

What data is used for the OP/selection rank profile?

The data is based on the OP/selection rank of successful applicants who finished Year 12 in 2017, 2016 or 2015 (ie recent school leavers), who:

  • had not previously commenced a university or VET course (except as part of their secondary schooling), and
  • were offered a place wholly or partly based on their OP/selection rank.

The OP/selection rank profile does not include any applicants who applied for courses where their Year 12 OP/selection rank was not used (e.g. applicants considered on their university study or employment and other post-secondary experience) and applicants who finished Year 12 prior to 2015. It includes data from all offer rounds for the intake for courses commencing in semester 1, 2018.

These OPs and selection ranks are divided into adjusted and unadjusted scores. These reflect whether any additional adjustment factors have been added to the entry score.

Common types of adjustment factors include:

  • equity adjustments
  • subject adjustments
  • location adjustments.

An adjusted score has been boosted by one or several adjustment factors.

An unadjusted score is a 'raw' score that doesn't include any adjustment factors.

Most institutions cap the number of adjustments you can achieve across all schemes.

Terms explained

TermDefinition
Highest OP/rank to receive an offer (unadjusted)The highest OP/rank that was offered a place in the course, where no adjustments applied to the OP/rank.
Highest OP/rank to receive an offer (adjusted)The highest OP/rank that was offered a place in the course, where adjustments applied to the OP/rank.
Median OP/rank to receive an offer (unadjusted)At this OP/rank, 50% of applicants received an offer to the course (where no adjustments applied to the OP/rank).
Median OP/rank to receive an offer (adjusted)At this OP/rank 50% of applicants received an offer to the course (where adjustments applied to the OP/rank).
Lowest OP/rank to receive an offer (unadjusted)The lowest ‘raw’ OP or selection rank to which an offer was made, which does not include any adjustment factors.
Lowest OP/rank to receive an offer (adjusted)The lowest OP or selection rank to which an offer was made, which includes any adjustment factors.

 

Additional information will be provided for courses showing the minimum selection threshold

The minimum selection threshold is the minimum adjusted score (OP/rank) that was considered for an offer of a place to all applicants (ie not only recent school leavers) in any course where an OP/selection rank was used wholly or partly in the admission process for courses offered in the semester one 2018 intake. This was previously referred to as ‘cut-off’.

 

Page last updated 25 Jun 2018