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LAT Results and 2018 Offers

LAT Results

2017 LAT results are now available. Candidates will have received a notification email from ACER that includes information on how to retrieve their statement of results via their online account.

You can download your results in a PDF file by logging into your online candidate account, and clicking on ‘View Results’ on your homepage.  You are advised to print a copy of your results for your own records. No hard copy statements will be sent to you. 

Understanding the 'percentile' and the 'LAT Score' in the statement of results. What will be used in the selection process?

The statement or results will provide a single score in the range of 0-100, and a percentile band indicating how you have performed relative to all other candidates who sat the LAT in 2017.

A percentile rank indicates how you performed in relation to all other candidates who sat the LAT in the same year. For example, a percentile of 42 indicates that your overall LAT score is equal to, or better than, that of 42% of candidates who sat the LAT in the same year as you.

Your percentile rank is not used to assess you for admission to UNSW Law; your LAT score is what we will combine with your academic results in the selection process.

How do I know if I have passed or failed?

There is no pass or fail mark for the LAT. In 2016, we received a number of enquiries from students when the LAT results were released as they were worried that their LAT score was much lower than they expected. It is important to remember that entry to UNSW Law is highly competitive, the students who sat LAT and were hoping for admission were used to getting results at school in the 90s, so when they received a LAT score of 65 or 70 they were, understandably, upset and confused.

The LAT is attempted by a very small subset of all students, and this subset is likely to be made up of very high achievers to begin with, (given they aspire to study law at UNSW), LAT scores should not be viewed in the same way as a result for an HSC course. A score of 70 or 80 or 90 in LAT is not like an HSC mark of 70 or 80 or 90.

The median LAT score for 2017 entry was 74. UNSW Law determines the lowest acceptable score from year to year and this will vary depending on the applicant pool.

Can I appeal a test result?

Each LAT writing piece will be examined and marked by two expert assessors and results are only released after careful calculation and checking. LAT results are final and no appeals will be allowed.

How long will my LAT result be valid for?

Your LAT result will be valid for two years. For example, if you sat the LAT while you were in Year 11 in 2016, your LAT result will be valid for your application for Law in 2018. Similarly, applicants who are in Year 11 in 2017 and sat the LAT this year, your 2017 LAT result will be valid for admission in 2019.

Entry to UNSW Law in 2018

When is UNSW Law going to make offers for 2018 entry?

We plan to make the majority of our offers in December Round 2 on 21 December and remaining offers in January Round 1 on 12 January.  We need to reserve some places for interstate Year 12 applicants and IB students for whom results will not be available in December so we won’t be able to finalise our 2018 entry requirements until January.

What if I don’t get an offer to UNSW Law in Dec Round 2 – does this mean I’ve missed out?

Not necessarily. As noted above, we need to reserve some places for interstate Year 12 applicants and IB students for whom results will not be available in December so we won’t be able to finalise our 2018 entry requirements until January.

You can receive only one offer in each offer round, so if you don’t receive an offer to UNSW Law in December Round 2 you may still receive one in January Round 1 as long as you have followed the process outlined on the UAC website relating to ‘Offers’.

The UAC website notes the following for those who would like to be considered for other courses in subsequent offer rounds:

  • accept the offer to your first preference
  • log in to your application or the My UAC app and remove your first preference from your list of preferences
  • put your new preferred course as your first preference before the next offer round.

As long as you have followed the above process (accepted any offer you received in December Round 2 and removed the offered preference from your application), and have UNSW Law listed as your highest eligible preference for January Round 1 we will be able to consider you for entry in January Round 1 should you meet the requirements.


For more information on applying and admission to UNSW Law in 2018, please read the FAQ page here.

If you can’t find the answer to your question online, please direct enquiries as follows:

Please contact ACER lat@acer.edu.au if you need assistance or have any enquiries regarding your LAT results.

Please contact UNSW Law lat@unsw.edu.au for all enquiries regarding application and admission.