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22 June, 2022

Early entry to Charles Sturt Uni

Five year 12 students from Gilgandra High School have successfully gained an early entry position into respective courses and campuses for Charles Sturt University.

By Emily Middleton

Sarah Schier was accepted for a bachelor of pharmacy at the Orange campus, Lachlan Riley was accepted for a bachelor of accounting online, Abby Tate was accepted for a bachelor of business at the Bathurst campus, Maddison Horigan was accepted for a bachelor of education at the Bathurst campus, and Amelia Murray was accepted for a bachelor of animal science at Wagga Wagga.

The news has relieved most students of the overwhelming pressure the Higher School Certificate (HSC) has bestowed upon them, however the stress doesn’t stop there.

“You still have to work really hard if you want to get something else,” said Sarah Schier.

“For example, this is the course that I want to do, but not at the ideal location. I am hoping to go to Newcastle. But I’m happy with Orange,” she said.

Similarly some of the other students’ early entry options aren’t their first pick but transfers can be made later on in the university course, but they are grateful to be accepted. Maddison Horigan however is very happy.

“This is the course I want. I am grateful that I even got this opportunity, this is exactly what I wanted to do so it takes a lot of pressure off,” she said.

After a tough two-years of face-to-face and online learning, Lachlan Riley is excited about the prospect of his online university course.

“It’s the course I wanted to do. Because its online, it means I can go wherever I want,” he said.

The students had to submit their year 11 results, and answer questions on their soft skills, resilience, and community service. They are all overwhelmingly grateful for the opportunity and would encourage younger students to also apply when they get to year 12.

“I’m glad there’s programs like this that do exist, where you can get into university beforehand,” said Abby Tate.

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