It's the moment more than a decade of schooling has been building towards and on Saturday morning the results for the outgoing year 12 cohort were released online.
After the results were released students and their families shared the news.
Loreto graduates Bridgette Ryan and Sara McLennan both achieved the results they needed to guarantee a place in their first-preference courses.
Ms Ryan was awarded an OP7 and easily made the cut for primary teaching at the University of Queensland, which was her first choice course with a minimum requirement of OP11.
She and her family were "absolutely ecstatic" with the result and it allows Ms Ryan to pursue her dream teaching career.
"I hope to go out west and teach," she said.
"I've always loved the country, it's always been a dream to be out there because I want to live out on a farm and teaching fitted in as a second income.
"Plus, they need teachers out there and I love small communities, so I thought why not go for it."
Meanwhile, Ms McLennan's hard work resulted in an OP5, which is what she needed to go into her top choice, a law and business degree at the Queensland University of Technology.
"I cried because I didn't think I'd get it," she said.
"There were a few tears of happiness for about 30 seconds then I was jumping around and running into my parents' room to tell them.
"I want to go into corporate law, it's really interesting. It's either that or criminal law, but there's not a lot of jobs in criminal law and business is booming in corporate law."
Villanova graduate George Myers needed an OP5 or better to get into his first-choice course - a law degree at QUT.
He achieved an OP4, which he said was "a pleasant surprise and better than I was expecting".
"I'm particularly interested in the aspect of criminal law, it's one of those things I can't explain," he said.
"I've always been interested in watching (court) proceedings and verdicts play out on the news from a young age.
"My parents were ecstatic, they know how hard I work and were pleased it all came to fruition."
More than 80 per cent of Queensland year 12 OP students achieved an OP 1-15 this year, according to Education Minister Grace Grace.
A total of 753 students reached an OP1, equating to about 3.5 per cent of the OP cohort - which is the same as last year.
About 93 per cent of year 12 students passed their studies and earned their Queensland Certificate of Education, with these numbers also on par with last year.
Education Minister Grace Grace encouraged students not to be disappointed if the results weren't what they had hoped for.
"If you haven't got that score that you were hoping to get, there are many pathways that are going to see you to the career of your choice, just follow your passion and your dreams," she said.