Mid-year entry: Undergraduate domestic students

Mid year entry

Undergraduate mid-year entry in 2017

We’re welcoming applications for our mid-year intake in a range of undergraduate courses.

Apply by 9 June and you could be ready to start in Semester 2 (July).

Welcoming applications for 2017 mid-year entry:

*Bachelor of Arts (Extended) is only open to applicants who have Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage.

Applications for 2017 mid-year entry to the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Art) and the Bachelor of Music are now closed. Please check here for Semester 1, 2018 applications.

Will I get in?

If your ATAR or GPA meets our recommended entry standards, you’re invited to apply.

Have the GPA but not the ATAR? If you’ve already done some tertiary subjects at Melbourne or another university and your GPA meets our requirements, we encourage you to apply regardless of your ATAR.

How to apply for mid-year entry (domestic students)

Step 1
Submit your course application

Apply through VTAC by 5pm on 9 June 2017.

  • Current University of Melbourne students

    If you’re a current University of Melbourne student applying for a different course, you’ll need to apply through VTAC.

    If you’re a Chancellor’s Scholar seeking a place in another course, apply for the standard version of the course through VTAC as a first step. For example, if you’re interested in the Bachelor of Science (Chancellor’s Scholars Program), apply for the Bachelor of Science. Once you receive your offer, email us at national-admissions@unimelb.edu.au and we’ll apply your Chancellor’s Scholar status to the new course.

    International students granted permanent residency

    If you’re an international student who has been granted Australian permanent residency, you don’t need to reapply to be considered for a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) in the same course. Follow the instructions here to let us know and you’ll automatically be considered for a CSP. Please note that your application will be assessed on your academic record.

    If you wish to transfer to another degree at the University of Melbourne, you’ll need to apply through VTAC by June 9.

Step 2

  • If you’re eligible, apply for Access Melbourne

    If circumstances got in the way of achieving your best at school, or if you’re a mature age non-school leaver, you may be eligible for Access Melbourne.

    Once you’ve lodged your course application, apply using the Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) application on the VTAC website by 5pm on 9 June 2017.

Step 3
Submit all necessary results and SEAS documentation (if applicable)

  • Current tertiary students

    If you’re a current tertiary student at an Australian institution, your Semester 1, 2017 results will in most cases be automatically available to the University via VTAC.

    Please make sure VTAC registration contains all required details about your current/previous tertiary enrolment.

    Late semester 1 results

    If your current tertiary institution doesn’t officially release Semester 1, 2017 results by 5pm on Monday 10 July, we may be unable to assess your mid-year application.

    We anticipate that we will be able to automatically access Semester 1, 2017 results for most major Victorian tertiary institutions in time, with the exception of La Trobe University.

    If you are currently studying at La Trobe, we recommended you source official results and provide these directly to the University of Melbourne by no later than 5pm on Monday 10 July 2017. Please supply officially endorsed La Trobe results on official La Trobe letterhead, signed/stamped by the University. Scan these results and email them to: national-admissions@unimelb.edu.au. A printout of your results from your student portal account isn’t sufficient and can’t be considered.

  • Results obtained outside Australia

    If you have results attained outside of Australia for any tertiary studies (university or TAFE) or Year 12, submit these to VTAC in support of your application.

  • Access Melbourne

    If you have also lodged an Access Melbourne application (via the VTAC SEAS application), all supporting documentation must be submitted to VTAC by 5pm on Friday 9 June 2017.

Step 4
Check if you have received an offer and enrol

All our mid-year offers will be released on either Friday 23 June or Friday 14 July.

Check your VTAC account (after 2pm) to see if you’ve been offered a place. If you’ve been successful, congratulations! An email offer will be sent to you on the same afternoon with instructions on accepting your offer and enrolling.

Please note that round 1 offers will only be made to applicants with complete results, so if you’re a current tertiary student applying for a transfer, you’ll have to wait for round 2 offers, when your semester 1, 2017 results will be available for consideration.

  • Dates for 2017 mid-year entry

    Course applications open (submitted via VTAC)

    Monday 10 April (9am)

    Access Melbourne applications open (submitted via VTAC)

    Monday 10 April (9am)

    Direct mid-year course applications close for Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Art) and Bachelor of Music for transferring students

    April 30

    Mid-year course applications close

    Friday 9 June (5pm)

    Access Melbourne (SEAS) documentation due

    Friday 9 June (5pm)

    University of Melbourne mid-year offers released on the VTAC website (Round 1) ^

    Friday 23 June (2pm)

    University of Melbourne mid-year offers released on the VTAC website (Round 2)^

    Friday 14 July (2pm)

    Semester 2 classes commence

    Monday 24 July

    ^ Round 1 offers will only be made to eligible applicants who have complete results. Current tertiary students applying for a transfer will not receive a Round 1 offer as Semester 1, 2017 tertiary results will not be available in time.

How does mid-year selection work?

When you apply through VTAC at mid-year, you can list up to 8 course preferences, starting with the course you most want to study first.

There are two offer rounds and you may receive a course offer in each one. Once you’ve been made an offer, your lower preference courses will be withdrawn.

Entry standards

Our entry standards below are indicative, which means, if you meet these standards, we encourage you to apply.

If you’re a school leaver, check the indicative ATAR.

If you’ve already done some tertiary studies, we consider your whole academic record, so don’t let your ATAR stop you if you’ve since reached our indicative GPA.

  • Assessing your application

    In assessing your application, we consider the following (as relevant):

    • Your year 12 ATAR (or equivalent)
    • Your Weighted Grade Point Average for any tertiary studies
    • Satisfactory completion of any prerequisite subjects (either in Year 12 or in subsequent tertiary study)
    • Information provided in eligible Access Melbourne applications (including if Year 12 was completed in 2016 and no further study has been undertaken, possible eligibility for the Access Melbourne selection guarantee)
    • Some information provided in the VTAC personal statement
    • If you’ve achieved the GPA average, regardless of your ATAR, we encourage you to apply
  • Indicative entry standards: Midyear 2017

    Course

    Prerequisites

    Indicative minimum ATAR:
    mid-year 2017

    Indicative minimum GPA (out of 7):
    mid-year 2017

    Bachelor of Arts

    VCE Units 3/4 – a study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in ESL.

    89.30

    6.0

    Bachelor of Arts (Extended)

    Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any English.

    Range of criteria used for selection (minimum ATAR is 50.00)

    Range of criteria used for selection

    Bachelor of Commerce

    VCE Units 3/4 – a study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in ESL, and at least 25 in Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics.

    95.00

    5.5

    Bachelor of Design

    VCE Units 3/4 – a study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in ESL.

    88.25

    4.9

    Diploma in General Studies

    VCE Units 3/4 - a study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in ESL.

    Range of criteria used for selection (minimum ATAR is 50.00)

    Range of criteria used for selection

    Bachelor of Science

    VCE Units 3/4 – a study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in ESL, and at least 25 in Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics, and in one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics;

    or

    VCE Units 3/4 – a study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in ESL, and at least 25 in both Mathematical Methods and Specialist Mathematics.

    85.00

    5.0

    Please note that reaching indicative entry level doesn’t guarantee a place, as the actual entry standard will depend on the demand for our available places.

Credit

  • Credit for previous studies

    As soon as you receive your offer, you can apply for credit (advanced standing). Credit means you won’t have to repeat subjects that have equivalents in your new course, and you’ll be able to finish your course sooner.

    If you receive a mid-year offer through VTAC, apply for credit (advanced standing) by submitting an online application as soon as possible. For complete applications for credit received by 11.55pm Tuesday 18 July, we aim to provide outcomes by the start of semester.

    Late applications may be accepted until the end of the first week of semester in order to receive an outcome by the end of the second week of semester.

    Applications received after these deadlines will be processed but any advanced standing received can’t be applied in the current semester.

    You’ll receive credit (advanced standing) for completed tertiary studies if we think they’re comparable in content, equivalent in standard and suitable to be included as part of your new course. You can consult our credit calculator, which lists some of the most common credit (advanced standing) or exemption arrangements at Melbourne. If you don’t see your subjects there, don’t let that stop you from applying – we’ll consider all requests.

    More information.

Deferral policy for mid-year entry

Mid-year offers can’t be deferred. If you aren’t yet ready to start studying with us, please consider applying for Semester 1, 2018.