Understanding your VTAC offer

When will I get my offer?

2017
Round 1 offers published on the VTAC website (2.00 pm) Wednesday 18 January
Official Round 1 offer emailed from the University of Melbourne (includes your University of Melbourne student ID and enrolment instructions). After this is received you can begin enrolling Wednesday 18 January
Post-Round 1 change of preference opens via the VTAC website (10.00 am) Thursday 19 January
Deadline for accepting your offer Tuesday 31 January
Post-Round 1 change of preference closes (4.00 pm) Tuesday 31 January
Round 2 offers published on the VTAC website (2.00 pm) Tuesday 7 February
Official Round 2 offer emailed from the University of Melbourne (includes your University of Melbourne student ID and enrolment instructions). After this is received you can begin enrolling Tuesday 7 February
Semester 1 begins Monday 27 February

All emails will be sent to the email address provided in your VTAC application. Check your junk folder as well as your inbox. If you do not receive an email, it may mean you did not receive an offer. For enquiries, contact Stop 1 by calling 13 MELB (136352)  or starting a live chat.

Clearly-in Ranks

The Clearly-in Rank is the ATAR number at or above which all eligible applicants receive a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP). To check the Clearly-in Ranks for the current intake period, refer to Entry requirements: Domestic undergraduate.

I got an offer. What happens next?

After receiving an offer from the University of Melbourne, you must respond to your offer. This means that you either:

Bachelor of Science accepting direct applications

Missed applying through VTAC but interested in studying in 2017? The Bachelor of Science is accepting direct applications until 10 February for Semester 1 entry. Apply online.

If you have applied through VTAC for Semester 1 entry please don’t submit a direct application – you can apply for the Bachelor of Science by changing your VTAC preferences.

Change of preference for Round 2

The University of Melbourne will consider change of preference applications for Round 2 but cannot guarantee entry. We advise that you do not give up your Round 1 offer until Round 2 offers are formally issued.

For the Bachelor of Fine Arts (all specialisations) and the Bachelor of Music, only changes of preference will be considered, as it is not possible to add courses with extra requirements as new preferences at this time.

Change of preference opens at 10.00 am on Thursday 19 January 2017 and will close at 4.00 pm on Tuesday 31 January 2017. See the VTAC website for further details.

For current Year 12 applicants the following standards will be required to be considered for a change of preference Round 2 offer (applicants must also have satisfied the prerequisites and any extra course requirements):

Course ATAR required
Agriculture 70.00 or above
Arts 89.30 or above
Arts (Chancellor's Scholars Program) 99.90 or above
Arts (Extended) Applications considered on a case-by-case basis
Biomedicine 99.00 or above
Biomedicine (Chancellor's Scholars Program) 99.90 or above
Commerce 95.00 or above
Commerce (Chancellor's Scholars Program) 99.90 or above
Design 88.25 or above
Design (Chancellor's Scholars Program) 99.90 or above
Fine Arts (all streams) Applications considered on a case-by-case basis (applicants must have already satisfied the course extra requirements)
General Studies Applications considered on a case-by-case basis
Music Applications considered on a case-by-case basis (applicants must have already satisfied the course extra requirements)
Music (Chancellor's Scholars Program) Applications considered on a case-by-case basis (applicants must have already satisfied the course extra requirements)
Oral Health 88.20
Science 85.00 or above
Science (Chancellor's Scholars Program) 99.90 or above
Science (Extended) Applications considered on a case-by-case basis
Urban Horticulture Applications considered on a case-by-case basis

I didn't get the course I wanted, is it possible I might get a second round offer? What are my other options?

The University aims to make the majority of offers in Round 1. If you had a preference listed for the course in Round 1 but received an offer from a lower preference course then it is unlikely that you will receive a Round 2 offer for that course (unless your results were received too late for Round 1).

If your application was unsuccessful this time you might consider strengthening it through further study (for example, a year in another tertiary degree) and reapply at a later date. In this case your new application would be assessed using your entire academic record, both tertiary and year 12 results.

To apply for entry in Semester 1 2018 you will need to reapply through VTAC. Some courses will also have a mid-year intake (for entry in Semester 2, 2017) – the Future Students website will have further details available about this by the beginning of May.

I didn't get an offer. Why didn't I get in?

Please refer to the 2017 clearly-in ranks for information about the entry standard required for Year 12 applicants in this intake period. In addition to the ATAR requirement, you must also have satisfied the course prerequisites to receive an offer. For more information about course prerequisites, refer to Course Search.

Mid-year entry

The University makes the majority of undergraduate offers at the main intake at the start of the year, however a number of courses also accept applications for mid-year entry. There are also a number of graduate courses that have a mid-year entry option.

For more details of the courses available and the application process, please select the option from the course types below that is appropriate for you:

Undergraduate (domestic)Undergraduate (international)