The High Achievers Preparation Program

A fast-track to your degree at the University of Sydney

The High Achievers Preparation Program is a 18-week program specifically designed for high achieving students who have excellent academic results and English skills. If you just missed out on direct entry to the University of Sydney, this program will help you fast-track into the first year of  a bachelor degree at the university within 5 months. Our dedicated mentoring program will keep you on track for success.

The program was created through the combined educational expertise of both the University of Sydney and Taylors College Sydney.

Course structure

The program is a maximum of 18 weeks over 2 terms that prepares you for your chosen degree at the University of Sydney. You will study a regular pattern of 4 subjects in each term (2 terms), each subject for five hours a week, a total of 20 hours of class time per week.

Find out more about the subjects on offer.


Term 1 Term 2

Compulsory subjects: 
English
Uni Prep 1

Compulsory subjects: 
English
Uni Prep 2

Two of:
Humanities 1 (Australian History)
Humanities 2 (Literature)
Humanities 3 (Sociology)
Science Practicum
Advanced Mathematics
Two of:
Humanities 1 (Australian History)
Humanities 2 (Literature)
Humanities 3 (Sociology)
Science Practicum
Advanced Mathematics

Entry requirements

Graduated USPP student Karen Li

“The most useful thing I learnt was how to write an academic style essay, including how to reference properly to avoid plagiarism. This is definitely a skill you need at university. Meeting new friends and having excursions was the thing I enjoyed most about studying the HAPP program.”

Karen Li, from Hong Kong
The University of Sydney High Achievers Preparation Program Graduate

Term dates

  • Orientation 18 September 2017
  • Duration: 18 weeks
  • Start Uni: March 2018
Term 1 Term 2
Start 18/09/2017 Start 08/01/2018
End 22/12/2017    End 19/01/2018

Progression

The High Achievers Preparation Program (HAPP) is a competency-based course. You must pass all your subjects and meet the English entry requirements to progress to the degree you wish to study at the University of Sydney.


University entry requirements

Some degrees have extra entry requirements. For example, you may be asked to submit a portfolio. The University may also ask you to attend an audition or an interview.

You can read more about this at sydney.edu.au/courses.

The list of courses available to you depends on your grades.

Note: This course is delivered by Study Group Australia Pty Limited trading as Taylors College on behalf of the University of Sydney.