What happens if you get a poor ENTER/TER/UAI score?
So, you’ve just spent the past 13-years of your life at primary school and high school and sat through a gruelling regime of exams and tests, finally the day comes that your results are released.
No matter if you’re from Victoria where you are delivered an Equivalent National Tertiary Entrance Rank (ENTER) score, or whether you are from New South Wales (NSW) where you are delivered a Universities Admissions Index (UAI) score or even from Western Australia where you will receive a Tertiary Entrance Rank (TER), that score will be the ‘be all and end all’ – or will it?
Well, despite what teachers and councellors will tell you at high school, the score is really irrelevant to most things after entering into the tertiary education system. In fact, you can end up with a fully qualified degree with a poor ENTER score, it just takes determination.
The main reason they harp on about getting a good score is because each high school is ranked based on an average set of results and the school ends up looking bad if their results are bad – especially if you fork out the cash for a private school.
It’s certainly no excuse to simply not try at high school, but it is good to know that the world won’t come to an end if you don’t get the ENTER score you were after.
So, what’s the next step? That’s where TAFE pathways come into the play, read more about TAFE pathways.