In an Australian context, the system used for ranking applicants for university entrance is the Australian Tertiary Admission
He achieved an Australian Tertiary Admission
Rank (ATAR) of 99.85 and a state ranking for his Higher School Certificate, but missed out on a 99.90 ranking which would have given him a university scholarship for the combined law degree he plans on taking.
The paper examines entry standards for school leaver applicants (for whom a simple measure of academic preparation, namely the Australian Tertiary Admission
Rank (ATAR), is available) and discusses the broader implications of the demand-driven system for university admissions.
Each of the fifty contributors scored over 95 in their ATAR result, (Australian Tertiary Admission
Rank), and they give their ideas, anecdotes and advice on how to cope with the year.