One. Never apply for university on the evening that applications close. You are bound to make a rookie mistake, like applying for a course you have no hope of getting into, and neglecting to make sensible choices about your second and third preferences.
I put “Bachelor of Psychology with Honours” as my first preference. Which I had no hope of getting into without an ATAR of about 90 (or equivalent in work experience, or study, etc).
Then I put Social work as my second choice. I got into social work.
Two. When you make a mistake, or don’t get what you want, ALWAYS ASK FOR FORGIVENESS. Or help, or a favour, or whatever. But always ask. Because if you don’t ask, you won’t get. And if you do ask, you might just get…
…offered a place in a Bachelor of Psychological Sciences!!!!
And if I can maintain good results, I might get to do the honours year down the track, and still become a psychologist.
So now I am choosing subjects, and trying to navigate my way around the uni web services, with a view to starting on Valentines day.