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Welcome to the Mary Andrews College application page. We are glad that you are intending to study with us. Our application process involves a number of different stages for new students which are detailed on our website.

This Application to Study form will take about 30 minutes to complete. Thank you for taking this time to let us get to know you and your situation. This will help us to get you started well on your learning journey. It is possible to save and resume this form if you don't complete it in one sitting.

Before you start it may be helpful for you to have the following information with you:

  • The name, phone number and email of two referees (one of which should be your current church minister),

  • NSW Working With Children Check number (or equivalent) if you have it already,

  • IELTS Subtest Scores if you are from a non-English speaking background.

Personal Information

Please use your full legal first name, eg. Susan, not Sue.

Contact details

Please complete at least one phone number.*

04**-***-***, or "none"

(**) ****-****, or "none"

Church Details

(If you don't currently attend a church, please write 'none'.)

Other Details

Action needed:
Please apply for a NSW Working With Children Check through Service NSW (or apply for an equivalent check that is valid in your state of residence). This will become a requirement for enrolment over the next few years.

Course Intentions

Please note that because enrolments for Semester 2 2021 have already closed for Diploma and GradCert units, you can only apply for 2022 for those levels.

Full-time study would equate to finishing a Diploma course in 1 year (or Advanced Diploma in 1.5 years).

Your academic suitability for the course in which you are applying to enrol will be on the basis of one of the following:
  •  Your ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) being 65.00 or higher (for entry to undergraduate courses)
  • Your previously completed tertiary study (at diploma or bachelor levels or higher)
  • A satisfactorily completed Admissions Test (for entry to undergraduate courses)
Please complete the following questions to determine which levels of study would be most suitable for you.
Secondary Education (High School)

Tertiary Education

200 character limit
Demographic Information


Citizenship status

Please note that Mary Andrews College is not approved to accept overseas students on a Student Visa.
Admissions Test
This Admissions Test will determine the level of study at which it would be best for you to start. You are able to complete this test online now in one sitting, or you have the choice to download a copy of this test to return to Mary Andrews College at within one week.

Click here to download it as a Word document (DOC). 
Click here to download it as a PDF file.
Question 1 - Comprehension Questions
Read the following passage from Acts 17 and answer the questions below.

Acts 17:16–34


16 While Paul was waiting for Silas and Timothy in Athens, he was greatly distressed to see that the city was full of idols. 17 So he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and the God-fearing Greeks, as well as in the marketplace day by day with those who happened to be there. 18 A group of Epicurean and Stoic philosophers began to dispute with him. Some of them asked, “What is this babbler trying to say?” Others remarked, “He seems to be advocating foreign gods.” They said this because Paul was preaching the good news about Jesus and the resurrection. 19 Then they took him and brought him to a meeting of the Areopagus, where they said to him, “May we know what this new teaching is that you are presenting? 20 You are bringing some strange ideas to our ears, and we want to know what they mean.” 21 (All the Athenians and the foreigners who lived there spent their time doing nothing but talking about and listening to the latest ideas.) 


22 Paul then stood up in the meeting of the Areopagus and said: “Men of Athens! I see that in every way you are very religious. 23 For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: TO AN UNKNOWN GOD. Now what you worship as something unknown I am going to proclaim to you. 


24 “The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands. 25 And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything, because he himself gives all men life and breath and everything else. 26 From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. 27 God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us. 28 ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’ 


29 “Therefore since we are God's offspring, we should not think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone—an image made by man's design and skill. 30 In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent. 31 For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to all men by raising him from the dead.” 


32 When they heard about the resurrection of the dead, some of them sneered, but others said, “We want to hear you again on this subject.” 33 At that, Paul left the Council. 34 A few men became followers of Paul and believed. Among them was Dionysius, a member of the Areopagus, also a woman named Damaris, and a number of others.

Please answer each of the questions below with two to three full sentences, not in point form.

Question 2 - Paragraph Response
Read the following passage from Psalm 62 and answer the question below.

Psalm 62:5-8


5 Yes, my soul, find rest in God;

    my hope comes from him.

6 Truly he is my rock and my salvation;

    he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. 

My salvation and my honour depend on God;

    he is my mighty rock, my refuge. 

8 Trust in him at all times, you people;

    pour out your hearts to him,

    for God is our refuge.

The following questions will allow us to give you some realistic guidance regarding the number of units that you might find helpful to study in a semester when balanced with other responsibilities in your life.

Household and Family

Financial support

Outcomes of study

Personal Testimony

Support Needs
MAC is committed to making our college as accessible as possible to students with support needs. The information below is collected only so that we can provide appropriate support for our students and is only viewed by the Principal, Dean of Students and the Registrars. You do not need to answer these questions if you prefer. 

Give the names and contact details of two people who can provide references for you. One should be your current minister. Your referees should not be members of your immediate family.
Referee 1 (preferably your current church minister)

Referee 2

Thank you for applying to study at Mary Andrews College. When your answers are complete please press the submit button below. An automated email with the information below will be sent to you as confirmation that we have received your application (please check your junk email folder).

Next Steps
  • We will process your application and you should hear back from us within two weeks.
  • At that point, accepted applicants will be sent a personalised enrolment link to choose the specific course and units you intend to study in the upcoming semester/year.
  • Enrolment using this link should be completed at least one week before a unit/semester starts.
  • Payment will also be arranged through the enrolment link either by credit card, invoice (for direct deposit, cheque or by instalments), or by giving you instructions on applying for FEE-HELP (available for whole diploma courses only).
While you are waiting to hear about the outcome of your application to study, you may like to preview the Mary Andrews College "Students' Code of Conduct" policy statement:
If your application is successful, you will be asked to state that you are willing to abide by this student code of conduct as a condition of enrolment.

We look forward to being in touch with you soon. If you have any questions in the meantime, either big or small, please do not hesitate to contact the MAC office at or 1300-590-531.

Please press the submit button below to complete the form.

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