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Early offers have been the subject of criticism from teachers and educational bodies - we asked around to find out why. Picture: Supplied / NCA Newswire

We asked around about early offers

Universities and tertiary admissions centres are allowing year 12 students across Australia to apply for – and accept – course offers to university before they sit their final exams, complete year 12, and receive their ATAR.
Critics of early university offers claim they can cause students to disengage from their school work they are no longer reliant on their ATAR as an early offer gives them a 'way in' to uni without the rank.

The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) is perceived by many students and parents as a defining mark that dictates lives and future careers, even though university admissions centres and schools say it is really no more than a rank, useful to admissions centres.

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