The Australian Catholic University is the only full-fee paying tertiary institution in NSW not planning to lower its admission requirements for fee-paying students.
    Vice-chancellor Peter Sheehan told The Catholic Weekly that the university's academic council had decided that the 'floor level' for any ACU course would not dip below a UAI (university admissions index) of 65.
    However Prof Sheehan said that for individual courses, fee-paying students may be able to enrol below regular cut-off levels, but never below the 65 threshold.
    "It's important to us to maintain the quality of what we do - we have a reputation," said Prof Sheehan. Various university students' guides rate the ACU experience as an outstanding one when it comes to both courses and teaching, he said. Also, as a small institution, which is not a big research institution, it is important that we maintain that quality.
Cath Weekly
6 Sep 00

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