Applicants who have queries regarding selection decisions should contact the relevant faculty or graduate school office in the first instance. Faculty selection staff can provide feedback to applicants regarding the selection process and their application.
If, after consulting a faculty selection officer, an applicant has concerns over a selection decision they may write formally to:Appeals Officer
c/o Office of Admissions
University Information Centre
The University of Melbourne
PO Box 4240
outlining their grounds for concern. The matter will then be investigated and a formal response to the applicant will be provided.
Unless otherwise determined by the Academic Board, the Appeals Officer will be the Executive Director, Office of Admissions.
If the applicant is dissatisfied with the outcome of the investigation and the formal response provided by the Appeals Officer, the applicant may appeal to the Selection Appeals Committee who will then determine the matter.
Timing of selection appeals
In general, a selection appeal should be submitted as soon as possible (after the preliminary step of consulting with the relevant faculty is completed). This is particularly important where the application was for the upcoming study period, once teaching has begun the options to commence immediately in the event that the selection appeal is decided favourably are limited. More broadly, as the University keeps unsuccessful course applications for two years, appellants should be aware it will be difficult to reach a resolution on a selection appeal after that time has elapsed.