Selection and enrolment


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Selection

All applicants

The University of Melbourne Extension Program is a program for high-achieving students in the final year of high school.  It is designed to provide an academic challenge, extending your knowledge in a particular subject area by allowing you to complete university studies alongside your VCE or IB.

For VCE students your application will be assessed by looking at your results in all Units 1 and 2 subjects as well as any Units 3 and 4 subjects you have already completed.

Please contact us for the requirements for students completing the IB.

To be eligible for the Program you must:

  • be eligible for the award of the VCE or IB in the year you intend to participate (including having at least one VCE Unit ¾ or IB equivalent enrolment during the year in which you undertake the Extension Program);
  • be undertaking a normal full-time VCE or IB load over Year 11 and 12.  By the conclusion of your secondary studies you must have completed a minimum of five VCE Unit ¾ subjects or equivalent IB subjects;
  • have a recommendation from a teacher at your school and the approval of your Principal to participate in the Program;
  • have permission from your parent(s)/guardian(s) to participate in the Program;
  • have at least a B+ average across non-prerequisite/corequisite subjects (Units 1 and 2 plus any Units 3 and 4 subjects you have already completed); and
  • meet the prerequisite or corequisite subject requirement for the specific subject; and
  • satisfy any other requirements that apply to the specific subject.

Quotas are not in place for the Extension Program or any individual subject areas. As such, if you have met the entry requirements for the program and for your preferred subject area, you will be made an offer.

Subject area minimum requirements

University of Melbourne Extension Program subject area

VCE prerequisite/corequisite subjects required

(Prerequisite units must be completed prior to commencement of the Extension Program subject area. Corequisite units must be undertaken at the same time as the Extension Program subject area.)

Minimum average in prerequisite where specified Units 1 and 2 only have been completed*

Minimum study score when specified Units 3 and 4 have been completed

Other notes/requirements

Accounting

Accounting 3/4 in Year 11; or enrolment in the same in Year 12 after completion of VCE Accounting 1/2 in Year 11.

A

38

 

Ancient Greek

One of Classical Studies 3/4, Greek 3/4, Australian History 3/4, History Revolutions 3/4 or Renaissance Italy 3/4 in Year 11; or enrolment in the same in Year 12 after completion of one of Classical Studies 1/2, Greek 1/2, Australian History 1/2, History Revolutions 1/2 or Renaissance Italy 1/2 in Year 11.

A

35
(Applicants who have completed the Units 3/4 prerequisite with a study score within 3 points of the minimum may be required to complete a language test and/or attend an interview to assess their proficiency.)

This subject area is not available to students who have completed/are completing VCE Classical Greek 3/4.

Advanced Ancient Greek

One of Classical Greek 3/4, Classical Studies 3/4, or Greek 3/4 in Year 11.

n/a

35

 

Art History

One of Art 3/4, History 3/4, or Studio Arts 3/4 in Year 11; or enrolment in the same in Year 12 after completion of one of Art 1/2, History 1/2, or Studio Arts 1/2 in Year 11.

A

34 for History or 36 for Art or Studio Arts

 

Biology

Biology 3/4 in Year 11; or enrolment in the same in Year 12 after completion of Biology 1/2 in Year 11.

A

38

 

Chemistry

Chemistry 3/4 and Mathematical Methods 3/4 in Year 11; or enrolment in Mathematical Methods 3/4 in Year 12 after completion of Chemistry 3/4 and Mathematical Methods 1/2 in Year 11.

A

37

 

Earth Sciences

Mathematical Methods 3/4 and one of Chemistry 3/4, Biology 3/4 or Physics 3/4 in Year 11; or enrolment in the same in Year 12 after completion of Mathematical Methods 1/2 and one of Chemistry 1/2, Biology 1/2 or Physics 1/2 in Year 11.

A

37

 

Engineering Systems

Mathematical Methods 3/4 in Year 11 or equivalent.

n/a

37 in Mathematical Methods

 

Economics

Mathematical Methods 3/4 or Specialist Mathematics 3/4 in Year 11; and completion of Economics 3/4 in Year 11 or enrolment in the same in Year 12 after completion of Economics 1/2 in Year 11.

A

38

 

French

French 3/4 in Year 11 or sufficient proficiency demonstrated in an interview and/or language test.

n/a

37

(Applicants who have completed the Units 3/4 prerequisite with a study score within 3 points of the minimum may be required to complete a language test and/or attend an interview to assess their proficiency.)

 

Advanced French

French 3/4 in Year 11 or sufficient proficiency demonstrated in an interview and/or language test.

n/a

40

Applicants will be required to attend an interview and/or complete a placement test to determine whether their proficiency is suitable for Advanced French.

German

German 3/4 in Year 11 or sufficient proficiency demonstrated in an interview and/or language test.

n/a

37
(Applicants who have completed the Units 3/4 prerequisite with a study score within 3 points of the minimum may be required to complete a language test and/or attend an interview to assess their proficiency.)

 

Advanced German

German 3/4 in Year 11 or equivalent.

n/a

40

Applicants will be required to attend an interview and/or complete a placement test to determine whether their proficiency is suitable for Advanced German.

Hebrew

Hebrew 3/4 in Year 11 or sufficient proficiency demonstrated in an interview and/or language test.

n/a

30

(Applicants have completed the Units 3/4 prerequisite with a study score within 3 points of the minimum may be required to complete a language test and/or attend an interview to assess their proficiency.)

 

History

One of History 3/4 or Australian and Global Politics 3/4 in Year 11; or enrolment in the same in Year 12 after completion of History 1/2 or Australian and Global Politics 1/2 in Year 11.

A

36

 

History and Philosophy of Science

Humanities and/or science subjects in Year 11; and enrolment in 3/4 humanities and/or science subjects in Year 12.

A

37

 

Indonesian

Indonesian (Second Language) 3/4 in Year 11.

n/a

35

(Applicants who have completed the Units 3/4 prerequisite with a study score within 3 points of the minimum may be required to complete a language test and/or attend an interview to assess their proficiency.)

 

Italian

Italian 3/4 in Year 11 or sufficient proficiency demonstrated in an interview and/or language test.

n/a

37

(Applicants who have completed the Units 3/4 prerequisite with a study score within 3 points of the minimum may be required to complete a language test and/or attend an interview to assess their proficiency.)

 

Japanese

Japanese (Second Language) 3/4 in Year 11 or equivalent.

n/a

35

All applicants will be required to attend an interview and complete a placement test so that the most suitable Japanese stream for their level of proficiency can be determined.

Advanced Japanese

Japanese (Second Language) 3/4 in Year 11.

n/a

40

All applicants will be required to attend an interview and complete a placement test so that the most suitable Japanese stream for their level of proficiency can be determined.

Further Advanced Japanese

Japanese (Second Language) 3/4 in Year 11.

n/a

40

All applicants will be required to attend an interview and complete a placement test so that the most suitable Japanese stream for their level of proficiency can be determined.

Latin

One of Classical Studies 3/4, Australian History 3/4, History Revolutions 3/4 or Renaissance Italy 3/4 in Year 11; or enrolment in the same in Year 12 after completion of one of Classical Studies 1/2, Australian History 1/2, History Revolutions 1/2 or Renaissance Italy 1/2 in Year 11.

A

35

This subject area is not available to students who have completed/are completing Latin 3/4.

Advanced Latin

One of Classical Studies 3/4 or Latin 3/4 in Year 11.

A

35

(Applicants who have completed Units 3/4 Latin prerequisite with a study score within 3 points of the minimum may be required to complete a language test and/or attend an interview to assess their proficiency.)

Students who meet the prerequisite with only Classical Studies 3/4 must demonstrate (by way of a selection interview/test) that they have sufficient prior knowledge of Latin.

Literature

Literature 3/4 in Year 11; or enrolment in the same in Year 12 after completion of Literature 1/2 in Year 11.

A

37

 

Mathematics

Mathematical Methods 3/4 in Year 11 and enrolment in Specialist Mathematics 3/4 in Year 12; or concurrent enrolment in Mathematical Methods 3/4 and Specialist Mathematics 3/4 in Year 12 after completion of Mathematical Methods 1/2 and General Mathematics (Specialist Mathematics orientation) 1/2 in Year 11.

A

(Applicants with a B+ average in General Mathematics 1/2 will be considered)

37 in Mathematical Methods

 

Media and Communications

Media 3/4 in Year 11; or enrolment in the same in Year 12 after completion of Media 1/2 in Year 11.

A

37 

Philosophy

There are no prerequisite subjects.

A in humanities subjects

37 for humanities subjects (where applicable)

 

Physics

Physics 3/4 and Mathematical Methods 3/4 in Year 11 or sufficient proficiency demonstrated in an interview and/or test.

n/a

37 for both Physics and Mathematical Methods

 

Psychology

Psychology 3/4 in Year 11; or enrolment in the same in Year 12 after completion of Psychology 1/2 in Year 11.

A

38

 

Key of Results

A+ 90–100% A 80–89%
B+ 75–79% B 70–74%
C+ 65–69% C 60–64%
D+ 55–59% D 50–54%

* For selection into the University of Melbourne Extension Program the following key of results is used:

The University understands that not all VCE or IB subjects are offered at all schools, and that because of this some students may not be able to meet the entry requirements for their preferred subject area despite having proven ability in the related discipline. If you are interested in a specific subject area and would like to discuss your eligibility, please get in touch.


Enrolment

If you are successful, you will be sent an email containing your letter of offer and other enrolment information in mid-January. You will be required to accept your offer and enrol online. You will be able to access the website in order to accept your offer and enrol from anywhere in the world.

Enrolment process

Here is an overview of the process of accepting your offer and enrolment:

  1. Accept your offer and complete the administrative part of your enrolment online.
  2. Attend Welcome Day on campus in late January to receive further information about the Extension Program, to become familiar with the Parkville campus, to collect your University of Melbourne student card, and to meet fellow Extension Program students.
  3. Attend classes when they commence at the start of the University semester, or as advised by your School Centre.