How is the STAT test scored?

STAT scores are reported as a mark on a scale ranging between 100 and 200, with a mean of 150. Scores are not represented as a percentage as there is no 'pass or fail' score for STAT. The STAT score scale reflects the differing abilities of the candidates and the different degrees of difficulty of the test items.

STAT scores are intended to provide a relative estimate of a candidate's ability compared to other potential or past applicants. Although STAT scores are an objective measure of a candidate's academic capacity, other factors play a key role in the final determination of academic success. Such factors include the candidate's motivation, application, determination and perseverance.

What is a percentile ranking?

Institutions are provided with percentile rankings in relation to scores achieved by each candidate. For example, a candidate with an overall STAT score of 160 will have a percentile rank of 81.4, and so has achieved a score that is as good as or better than 81.4% of the test-taking population. Percentile ranks provide information about how well a candidate has performed relative to the test-taking population in the reference year.

How are results provided to you?

The organisation that you booked your test through will provide you with your results – online through your applicant account, by post or by email. The organisation that you are registered with will be able to confirm the method of delivery. Results are never released over the phone.

How long will it take for your results to arrive?

Expect to receive your results several weeks after your test date for test centre sittings, or several weeks after the end of the test window for online sittings.

How does the university receive my STAT results?

If you applied to university through a Tertiary Admissions Centre, your results will be issued to the university for you.
If you applied directly to a university, you must provide your statement of results to the university yourself.

What are the minimum STAT scores for entry into university?

Universities set their own minimum scores for entry into each course; ACER does not have access to this information.
STAT results are not comparable to ATARs and ACER cannot provide an ATAR equivalent score.

Do you need another copy of your results?

To obtain a duplicate of past STAT test results, please contact the organisation listed for your state below. You may be charged a fee for this service.

Queensland      QTAC 1300 467 822

South Australia & Northern Territory    SATAC (08) 8224 4000

Western Australia       TISC (08) 9318 8000

Victoria & Tasmania     VTAC 1300 364 133

NSW & ACT (prior to 30 June 2016)     UAC ph 1300 275 822.

Overseas sittings (prior to 30 May 2016)     TISC (08) 9318 8000

All other NSW, ACT and overseas sittings     Login to your ACER User Account.