ACADEMIC hopefuls in Echuca-Moama waited with baited breath on Tuesday as first-round university offers were released.
It was good news in the twin towns with most students receiving an offer for one of their top three preferences.
At Echuca College, from the students who received a first-round offer more than 50 per cent obtained their first preference and more than 75 per cent got one of their top three preferences.
Principal Chris Eeles said several students also received offers for TAFE courses.
“The college is very proud of the achievements of our year 12s and the various vocations and courses they are now accessing,” he said.
It was more good news across the river at Moama Anglican Grammar where almost 70 per cent of students who received an offer secured their first preference.
Cohuna Secondary College careers officer Lauren Dehne said the school was extremely proud of their year 12 cohort, with 50 per cent of students receiving their first preference.
“Everyone was very happy overall and we have students going into a range of disciplines including nursing, education, engineering and exercise science,” she said.