Mid-year entry: Undergraduate domestic students
A number of undergraduate courses accept applications for mid-year entry, with successful applicants commencing their studies in Semester 2 (July).
Undergraduate courses available for mid-year entry in 2016
The following undergraduate courses are accepting applications for commencement in Semester 2, 2016:
- Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of Arts (Extended)
- Bachelor of Commerce
- Bachelor of Environments
- Diploma in General Studies
- Bachelor of Science
Mid-year entry for these courses is through VTAC.
Other courses are not able to accept applications at mid-year due to the structure of the course, while for others vacancies may become available periodically.
For Semester 2, 2016, the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Art) will open for applicants who have a minimum of one year full-time tertiary study in visual art at an Australian institution, and all applications should be made direct to the Faculty (not VTAC) by May 23. To apply for the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Art) click here.
Application process for mid-year entry
Submit your course application
Applications for mid-year entry are made through VTAC.
Mid-year VTAC course and SEAS applications open on 11 April 2016 and close at 5.00 pm on 10 June 2016.
Submit an Access Melbourne application using the Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) application on the VTAC website (if applicable)
Applications for Access Melbourne (the University of Melbourne’s Special Entry Access Scheme) will be accepted from eligible applicants for mid-year entry in 2016. Mid-year Access Melbourne applications must be submitted using the VTAC SEAS application, which will open on 11 April 2016 and close at 5.00 pm on 10 June 2016.
Students who have been awarded results in a degree course at a tertiary institution in Australia are not eligible to apply for Access Melbourne. This means that most students who wish to transfer to the University of Melbourne after completing one or more semesters at another tertiary institution are ineligible for Access Melbourne.
This does not apply to applicants eligible for the Non-school leaver entry pathway (the mature-age consideration category) and does not include single subjects, bridging schemes or extension studies undertaken as part of Year 12.
- If you are applying under the University’s Non-school leaver entry pathway for mid-year entry please refer to more detailed application information specific to this pathway.
Submit all necessary results and SEAS documentation (if applicable)
If you have results from any tertiary studies (university or TAFE), or Year 12 results attained outside of Australia these must be submitted to VTAC in support of your mid-year course application by in early June 2016.
If you have also lodged an Access Melbourne application (VTAC’s SEAS application), all required supporting documentation must be submitted to VTAC by 5.00pm on Friday 5 June.
Notes about submission of tertiary results
- If you are a current tertiary student at an Australian institution and are eligible to receive Semester 1, 2016 results these will in most cases be automatically available to the University (via the VTAC system) after results are released for your institution. The majority of Semester 1 tertiary results will progressively be updated in the VTAC system even after applications close at 5.00pm on Friday 10 June.
- Results should be automatically available to the University (via the VTAC system) if your VTAC registration contains all required details about your current/previous tertiary enrolment. If VTAC cannot automatically access your tertiary results they will contact you – it will then become your responsibility to provide your results to VTAC in hardcopy.
- If your current tertiary institution does not officially release Semester 1, 2016 results by 5.00pm on Monday 11 July the University of Melbourne may be unable to assess your mid-year application (as this timing will mean that we will not have access to your Semester 1 results in time to consider these before VTAC Round 4 offers are released). The University anticipates that we will be able to automatically access Semester 1, 2016 results for most major Victorian tertiary institutions, with the exception of La Trobe University.
- Students currently studying at La Trobe may wish to take steps to source official results and provide these directly to the University of Melbourne by no later than 5.00pm on Monday 11 July. Any La Trobe results submitted directly must be on official La Trobe letterhead and be signed/stamped by the University – a print-out of your results from your student portal account is insufficient and will not be considered. Official endorsed results can be scanned and emailed to: email@example.com.
- If you do not declare a current or previous tertiary enrolment to VTAC they will be unable to automatically access your results and in turn the University of Melbourne will be unable to assess your application. Note that failure to disclose a current or previous tertiary enrolment in your application is considered a transgression and if discovered this may result in your being excluded from the University of Melbourne.
Offer process and acceptance
Check if you have received an offer
All University of Melbourne mid-year offers will be released on either Friday 24 June or Friday 15 July. Check your VTAC account (after 2.00 pm) to see if you have been offered a place in your preferred Melbourne course.
You will receive an offer email from the University on the afternoon of either Friday 24 June or Friday 15 July, containing details about how to accept your offer and enrol.
Dates for 2016 mid-year entry
Course applications open (submitted via VTAC) Monday 11 April (9.00am) Access Melbourne applications open (submitted via VTAC) Monday 11 April (9:00am) Direct Mid-year course applications close for Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Art) for transferring students May 23 Mid-year course applications close Friday 10 June (5:00pm) Access Melbourne (SEAS) documentation due Friday 10 June (5:00pm) University of Melbourne mid-year offers released on the VTAC website (Round 1)*
*Note: The University of Melbourne will use Round 1 only to make offers to eligible applicants who have complete results. Current tertiary students applying for a transfer will not receive a Round 1 offer as Semester 1, 2016 tertiary results will not be available in time to be considered for this round.
Friday 24 June (2:00 pm) University of Melbourne mid-year offers released on the VTAC website (Round 2)^
^Note: The University of Melbourne will make the majority of mid-year offers (including offers to current tertiary students applying for a transfer) in Round 2.
Friday 15 July (2:00 pm) Semester 2 classes commence Monday 25 July
How does mid-year selection work?
When you apply through VTAC at mid-year you will have the opportunity to include up to 12 course preferences. You should list courses in your order of preference – ie, the course you most want to study first, etc. All of the courses on your preference list will consider your application, regardless of where they come in your preference list.
There are two offer rounds and you may receive a course offer in each one. Once you have been made an offer for a course, all the courses that you listed at a lower preference will become effectively withdrawn. It is not possible to receive an offer for a lower preference course in subsequent offer rounds, only offers for courses at a higher preference level will be made.
Indicative entry standards
Please note that the mid-year intake at the University of Melbourne is often extremely competitive, as most courses only have a limited number of places available for Semester 2 commencement. Because of this, the minimum academic standards that are required to secure a place at mid-year will often be higher than they are for the same course in the Semester 1 intake.
The indicative entry standards below should be taken as a guide only, as applications are considered on the basis of the entire academic record.
The following information will be taken into account (as relevant):
- ATAR achieved in Year 12 (or equivalent)
- Weighted Grade Point Average achieved in any tertiary studies
- Satisfactory completion of 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 2015 and no further study has been undertaken, possible eligibility for the Access Melbourne selection guarantee)^
- Information provided in the VTAC personal statement.
Course Prerequisites Indicative minimum ATAR: mid-year 2016 Indicative minimum GPA: mid-year 2016 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. 90.00 6.5 (75%) Bachelor of Arts (Extended) Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any English. Range of criteria used for selection 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 6.0 (70%) Bachelor of Environments VCE Units 3/4 – a study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in ESL. 85.00 6.0 (70%) 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 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;
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.
90.00 6.0 (70%)
^ Students who have been awarded results in a degree course at a tertiary institution in Australia are not eligible to apply for Access Melbourne. This means that most students who wish to transfer to the University of Melbourne after completing one or more semesters at another tertiary institution are ineligible for Access Melbourne. (This does not apply to applicants eligible for the Non-school leaver entry pathway (the mature-age consideration category) and does not include single subjects, bridging schemes or extension studies undertaken as part of Year 12.)
Credit for previous studies
Applicants who receive a mid-year offer through VTAC at mid-year do not need to apply for credit (advanced standing). Your application will automatically be assessed for advanced standing and you will be notified of the outcome shortly after you receive your couse offer:
- by 28 June for Round 1 offers.
- by 19 July for Round 2 offers.
Credit (advanced standing) for completed tertiary studies may be granted if any of the previous studies are comparable in content, equivalent in standard and suitable to be included as part of the course. Faculties specify the maximum credit allowable and publish guidelines. Applicants may wish to consult the University of Melbourne’s Credit calculator, which lists information about some of the most common credit (advanced standing) or exemption arrangements at Melbourne.
Please read the University's Credit, Advanced Standing and Accelerated Entry Policy.
The University of Melbourne supports the Credit Transfer Agreement signed by the Vice Chancellors of the Group of Eight (Go8) Australian universities. The Agreement recognises the excellence of teaching and research that exists in Go8 universities, and enhances the mobility of students between them by facilitating the transfer of credit earned at their institutions. The Agreement is based on recognition that the academic expectations and assessment regimes at all Group of Eight universities are comparable and transferable.
Deferral policy for mid-year entry
Students who receive offers for mid-year entry are not eligible to defer this place. If you aren’t yet ready to commence studying with the University of Melbourne we advise you to reapply at a more suitable time.