Study Score Consideration

Didn't get the ATAR you were hoping for?

Sometimes, your ATAR does not reflect your true ability. The University of Melbourne will consider criteria in addition to ATAR for current year 12 students from diverse backgrounds into their preferred course.

To be eligible for Study Score Consideration, you’ll need to submit a VTAC personal statement that highlights your motivation to study, career ambitions, and the future benefits to your community that your participation in higher education at the University will bring.

You’ll also need to meet the below Study Score Consideration criteria.

Study Score Consideration criteria

  1. Access Melbourne eligibility

    Be eligible for at least one of the following Access Melbourne categories:

    • disadvantaged financial background
    • resident of a regional or remote area
    • difficult circumstances; or disability or medical condition.

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  2. ATAR score

    Achieve an ATAR (or notional ATAR) of at least:

    • 72.00 for the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Design or Bachelor of Science
    • 78.00 for the Bachelor of Commerce
    • 86.00 for the Bachelor of Biomedicine.
  3. Study score

    Achieve a study score of at least 35 in at least one VCE subject (or equivalent) that is relevant to your preferred course.

    Relevant VCE Unit 3/4 subjects are as follows:

    Bachelor of Arts: Any language subject, Australian and Global Politics, Classical Studies, Economics, English, English as an Additional Language (EAL), English Language, Geography, History, Literature, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion and Society, Sociology, Texts and Traditions.

    Bachelor of Biomedicine:  Biology, Chemistry, Mathematical Methods, Physics, Psychology, Specialist Mathematics.

    Bachelor of Commerce: Accounting, Business Management, Economics, Mathematical Methods, Specialist Mathematics.

    Bachelor of Design: English, English as an Additional Language (EAL), English Language, Literature, Mathematical Methods, Specialist Mathematics, Visual Communication Design.

    Bachelor of Science: Chemistry, Mathematical Methods, Physics, Specialist Mathematics.

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