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.
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
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.
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.
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.