The ANU College of Law will increase the ATAR for its Bachelor of Laws (Honours) to 98 for students seeking to apply to the degree from 2017 onwards.
The change follows growing demand for places in the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (LLBHons) and will see entry requirements for the program increase from the current ATAR of 97 to a new ATAR of 98.
Dean of the ANU College of Law, Professor Stephen Bottomley, said the change reflected the University’s commitment to education excellence and the best possible student experience.
“The Bachelor of Laws (Honours) is one of the University’s most popular undergraduate degrees, and has seen considerable growth, particularly within our Flexible Double Degree programs.
“If we are to ensure students continue to get the most from the degree and their overall experience at ANU, we need to manage demand and ensure growth is sustainable.
“The ANU has always strived to be transparent and open about the entry requirements for its programs, including publishing guaranteed ATAR cut-offs as early as possible each year,” said Professor Bottomley.
The change will come into effect at the end of the year, with all students seeking to apply to commence the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) in 2017 – as either a single degree or as part of a Flexible Double Degree –required to have an ATAR of 98.
As a result of the change, students applying to the LLBHons will no longer be eligible for academic bonus points to be added to their ATAR.
However, in line with the University’s commitment to equity and inclusion, students can still apply to receive up to five equity bonus points, including seeking consideration for personal illness, disability, difficult circumstances, disrupted schooling, financial hardship and home and schooling environments.
The ATAR for the Bachelor of Laws was last increased in 2015. Students who were made an offer to the LLBHons in 2016 – but have deferred study until 2017 – will be unaffected by the new ATAR provided they commence their degree before Semester Two, 2017.