Applications: Non-school leaver entry pathway
Before you apply
Once you have made sure that you have:
- Found the right course for you
- Met the relevant course prerequisites
- Achieved competitive results to support your application.
You can now apply for entry to your preferred University of Melbourne degree using the Non-school leaver entry pathway. You can choose to apply to either commence studying in Semester 1 (February) or at mid-year in Semester 2 (July).
Submit a VTAC course application
Applications for entry into your preferred University of Melbourne course are submitted via the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC).
When you apply for a University of Melbourne undergraduate course through VTAC you will be considered a 'non-year 12' applicant.
If you have chosen to sit the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT), you must also complete the STAT question in the VTAC Online Application.
Submit a VTAC Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) application
When lodging your VTAC application you should also submit a VTAC SEAS application under Category 1 – personal information and location (as well as any other categories that are applicable to your circumstances), ensuring that you address all criteria and supply all relevant evidence for each applicable category.
VTAC applications for the Semester 1 (February) intake open in early August and close in early December. VTAC applications for mid-year/Semester 2 (July) entry open in mid-April and close in early June.
You should carefully check the current application process information on the VTAC website to learn about exact application deadlines and relevant application fees. Note that different application fees apply at different stages of the application periods.
Submit your results (Step 2 of the Non-school leaver entry pathway)
Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) results
If you have registered for and completed the STAT through VTAC, your STAT results will be automatically loaded into the VTAC and University of Melbourne systems.
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) results
If you have undertaken the SAT, you will need to manually submit a certified copy of your results to VTAC. See 'Providing Documentation' on the VTAC website for more information about how to do this.
A certified copy is a photocopy of the original document which has the signature and the official stamp of one of the following people - barrister or solicitor, police, pharmacist, doctor, dentist, principal of school, justice of peace, clerk of court - indicating that they have sighted the original document. The copy must be legible and should be on white A4 paper only.
Community Access Program (CAP) results
If you have undertaken University of Melbourne subjects through the Community Access Program (CAP), your CAP results are regarded as 'previous study' for the purposes of your VTAC application, so you must submit your results to VTAC.
- For more information, see 'Claiming previous studies' on the VTAC website.