YEAR 12 graduate Monet Minnie was out of bed bright and early to see her QTAC offer yesterday.
By 6.30am, the 17-year-old from Walkerville had logged on to the computer to view her fate.
The first round of QTAC offers are out and Monet was all smiles yesterday when she said she had been accepted into her Bachelor of Secondary Teaching course.
Graduating from Shalom College last year, Monet said she planned to take a gap year before starting down a path of study at the University of Queensland.
Monet said she had ideas to change to a Bachelor of Speech Pathology down the track, but was very excited.
"I'm looking forward to the adventure of the big smoke," she said.
"But first I'm going to take a gap year to raise some money to support myself."
As one of the 38,000 QTAC applicants offered tertiary places yesterday, Julia Anderson of Bargara said she was stoked with her place in a Bachelor of Creative Industries course at the Queensland University of Technology.
Julia, 17, said she wasn't nervous to log on, with an OP3 paving the way for her acceptance.
"I think I was pretty guaranteed to get my first preference, but there was still the excitement of joining the university system," she said.
Tiffany McHale of Walkerville said she was stoked to find out she had earned an OP2 in her final year of schooling at Bundaberg State High School.
"I thought I was going to get a three or four, so I was ecstatic," she said.
Tiffany said she made the decision not to apply to QTAC yet so she had some more time to decide on her course of study.
"Just in case I change my mind again, I didn't want to commit to something I wasn't sure about," she said.
Tiffany, 17, said she would use her gap year to contemplate nutrition and dietetics studies at the University of Queensland in 2014.
Successful applicants need to respond by January 25.
82% of applicants received an offer.
The next round of applications closes January 23.