Nervous wait for university places
AFTER 12 years of hard work, Emma Jasch is ready to find out what her future holds.
The 17-year-old former Bundaberg Christian College student had a mixture of emotions as she waits to find out, with Overall Position (OP) results arriving this Friday.
“I’m excited, and nervous too. I’m going to find out what all the hard work has been for,” she said.
Emma is among thousands of students across the region who will be waiting with bated breath to find out what course they will be eligible for.
The hard copies of the OP scores should arrive by post on Friday, but students can receive SMS alerts and check online from Saturday morning to see what their score is, which determines the tertiary course they can be offered.
With an entry requirement of an OP 12 or 13, Emma is hoping to get a place in the Bachelor of Learning Management course at CQUniversity.
“A lot of my friends are having gap years – they know what they want to do, but they’re going to get a bit of money behind them,” she said.
Emma said she decided against taking a gap year because she was on a roll.
“I’m used to working hard at school, and I’m younger when I start,” she said.
Emma is the oldest of three Jasch siblings, with two brothers set to enter Year 11 and Year 9 next year.
Mum Katrina Jasch said it was a bonus Emma had the option to study close to home.
“It’s a good thing she could go to uni here,” Mrs Jasch said.
But Emma said she would wait to see if she got into her course of choice before celebrating too soon.
This year, more than 23,000 Queensland Year 12 students have applied for a place in university through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.
Once they receive their OP scores, students will have until January 6 to change their preferences in time for the first round offers to be released on January 14.