A guide to entry scores for the USA High School Diploma

To be eligible to be considered for an offer, international students and Australian citizens studying overseas must: achieve the required GPA; achieve the required test score (options are listed below); satisfy the course (degree) prerequisites (by achieving the required scores in the specified prerequisite subjects); complete at least two Advanced Placement (AP) subjects and achieve a score of at least 3 in the correlating College Board AP exams; and satisfy the English language requirements.

The University of Melbourne does not take personal statements, extracurriculars, references and depth of curriculum into consideration for admission. AP exams used to meet the English language requirement and academic prerequisites can also be included in the AP aggregate score.

Degree name GPA1 Test score option one2 Test score option two3 Prerequisite subjects4
Agriculture 3.0 SAT 1250
or
ACT 26
or
STAT (MC 140, English 145)
AP exam aggregate score 9 Score of at least 3 in AP Calculus AB or AP Calculus BC exam5
and
One other AP exam, any subject, score of at least 3
Arts
(Liberal Arts)
3.2 SAT 1320
or
ACT 28
or
STAT (MC 150, English 155)
AP exam aggregate score 13 Score of at least 3 in any two AP exams
Biomedicine 3.7 SAT 1400
or
ACT 30
or
STAT (MC 150, English 155)
AP exam aggregate score 18 Score of at least 3 in AP Chemistry exam5
and
Score of at least 3 in either Calculus AB or AP Calculus BC exam5
Commerce 3.5 SAT 1380
or
ACT 29
or
STAT (MC 150, English 155)
AP exam aggregate score 17 Score of at least 3 in either Calculus AB or AP Calculus BC exam5
and
One other AP exam, any subject, score of at least 3
Design 3.2 SAT 1320
or
ACT 28
or
STAT (MC 150, English 155)
AP exam aggregate score 13 Score of at least 3 in any two AP exams6
Fine Arts A passing GPA7 SAT passing score
or
ACT passing score
or
STAT (passing scores in both the MC and English)
AP exam aggregate score 9 Score of at least 3 in any two AP exams
Music A passing GPA7

SAT passing score
or
ACT passing score
or
STAT (passing scores in both the MC and English)

AP exam aggregate score 9 Score of at least 3 in any two AP exams
Oral Health 3.2 SAT 1320
or
ACT 28
or
STAT (MC 150, English 155)
AP exam aggregate score 13 Score of at least 3 in AP Biology5or AP Chemistry exam5
and
One other AP exam, any subject, score of at least 3. 5
Science 3.2 SAT 1320
or
ACT 28
or
STAT (MC 150, English 155)
AP exam aggregate score 13 Score of at least 3 in either Calculus AB or AP Calculus BC exam5
and
Either AP Biology5or AP Chemistry5 or AP Physics 1 & 2 exams5

Alternatively you may also satisfy prerequisites with a score of at least 3 in both Calculus AB and AP Calculus BC exams

1The GPA is based on the Year 12 (senior year) unweighted GPA from an accredited high school. For students commencing in 2023, the GPA will be based on an unweighted Year 11 and Year 12 GPA (junior and senior year).

2 SAT scores are for the composite score from Evidence-based Reading and Writing, and Mathematics. ACT scores are for the composite score of the English, mathematics, reading, and science sections. The ACT writing section is not considered. The University does not super score SAT and ACT test results. Admissions is based on the highest composite score. Slightly lower SAT and ACT results may be accepted for students with a higher GPA. SAT, STAT and ACT test results are valid for two years. The STAT is the Special Tertiary Admissions Test, an aptitude test administered by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). The test can be completed online. Students must meet both the Multiple Choice (MC) and Written English scores. STAT scores will be accepted in lieu of the ACT or SAT for the 2022 intakes only. Further details.

3 The AP exam aggregate score is based on a minimum of three and maximum of four AP examinations. Scores under 3 are not included in the aggregate score.

4 The University does not accept AP course results to meet prerequisites, only AP exams. The University does not award academic credit for AP exams. In lieu of AP exams in the prerequisite subjects, an applicant may submit the syllabus of a relevant, tertiary-level (‘dual-credit’) subject for assessment, however a minimum of two AP exams in other subjects must still be completed (with scores of at least 3 attained). In order to have tertiary-level subjects assessed, applicants should provide a full syllabus or detailed outline of the unit of study, which includes information such as the specific lecture and practical class timetable, weekly topics or themes covered, modes of assessment, contact hours and reading lists (if any) for the relevant subject(s).

5 Applicants can satisfy subject prerequisites by taking the following alternate studies or tests, however a minimum of two AP exams in other subjects must still be completed (with scores of at least 3 attained). If the alternate qualification you have completed, or intend to complete, does not appear at the link above, please ensure you attach a syllabus/subject outline to your application so that equivalency can be assessed.

6 Applicants intending to major in Civil Systems, Computing, Construction, Mechanical Systems, Property or Spatial Systems may be required to undertake a bridging subject in mathematics as breadth in first year. This is equivalent to the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) Units 3 and 4 Mathematical Methods, and entry requires a mathematics background equivalent to VCE Units 1 and 2 Mathematical Methods.

7 A range of criteria is used for selection. Admission is based primarily on a portfolio or audition and satisfactory completion of high school. A GPA, STAT, SAT, ACT and a minimum of two AP exams are still required, and applicants are still required to meet the English language requirement. Applicants must be qualified for University entry and have satisfied any course-specific additional requirements.

Score reporting

Preference is for standardised test scores (SAT and AP exams) to be uploaded to a student’s application. For international students, official, uneditable score reports can be uploaded to their University application; for overseas Australians, to their VTAC application. Alternatively, international applicants can have their test scores sent directly to the University and overseas Australians’ scores sent directly to VTAC.

  • University of Melbourne College Board code (SAT and AP exams): 9015 – international applicants
  • VTAC College Board code (SAT and AP exams): 3847 – overseas Australian applicants

Applicants do not have the ability to self-report ACT scores. International applicants can send ACT score reports direct to the University using the code 1830. For overseas Australians, VTAC currently does not have a reporting code. Overseas Australians should use the code 1830 to report ACT scores to the University and send an email to undergrad-admissions@unimelb.edu.au, with the following information: full name, date of birth, VTAC application number and course (degree) for which they are applying.

English language requirement

You may meet the English language requirement by achieving a score of at least 3 in AP English Language and Composition or AP English Literature and Composition.
Alternatively, the University offers additional ways to satisfy the English language requirement.

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