Flooding holds up QTAC offers

UNIVERSITY applicants throughout Queensland are on tenterhooks after flooding has delayed the release of QTAC's first-round offers.

Offers were scheduled to be available online and by mail yesterday but flooding in Brisbane forced QTAC to evacuate its staff and enact an emergency plan.

As such, most students are yet to learn what course they will study and which university they will attend this year.

QTAC advised that its Brisbane office would be closed until further notice and that some tertiary institutions would be unable to respond to applicant queries.

Shay Russell, 17, is another Bundaberg student who has been affected by the delays.

"It's really frustrating. I don't know what's going on or what to do."

Miss Russell applied to study secondary teaching at CQU, QUT and UQ but has no idea which university has accepted her application.

Students who were able to check their QTAC accounts before the website crashed said the release date for offers had been automatically changed from yesterday to January 20. This date has not been confirmed by QTAC.

For now, students can do little but contact their prospective universities and hope to hear from QTAC soon.



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