Applications: Non-school leaver entry pathway

Once you’re sure that you satisfy the prerequisites for your preferred course (carefully review How do I meet course prerequisites?) and have demonstrated your likelihood to succeed in tertiary study (see How do I demonstrate my likelihood to succeed?), you are ready to apply using the Non-school leaver entry pathway.

You can choose to apply to commence studying in Semester 1 (February) or in Semester 2 (July).


Step 2

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 your VTAC application.

If you have undertaken University of Melbourne subjects through the Community Access Program (CAP), your results will be regarded as previous study by VTAC, so you must declare your CAP enrolment in your VTAC application.

VTAC applications for Semester 1 (February) entry 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.


Step 3

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. This is how we identify potential applicants for the Non-school leaver entry pathway scheme. You should also apply for any other categories that are applicable to your circumstances, ensuring that you address all criteria and supply all relevant evidence for each category.


Step 4

Submit your results

Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) results

If you have registered for and completed the STAT through VTAC (and you completed the STAT question in your online VTAC application), your STAT results will be automatically loaded into the VTAC and system.

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) results

If you have completed 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.

Refer to the Documentation page on the VTAC website.

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 declare your CAP enrolment in your VTAC application.