What the University of Melbourne Extension Program offers
Through the University of Melbourne Extension Program you'll be able to study university subjects alongside your final year of high school. The program is free to join and if you're accepted you'll have the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of program benefits.
Off-campus extension studies
If you want to study off-campus and closer to home, fees may apply for delivery of the program. This will be charged by the partner school, and can include things like printing, teaching, learning resources, venue hire and staff costs.
No penalty for withdrawal or failure
Your final year of secondary school study is an important one, and your Year 12 studies at school should be your priority. If you withdraw from or fail the Extension Program you will not experience any disadvantage when subsequently applying to study at the University of Melbourne or any other tertiary institution. Furthermore, your withdrawal or failure will not be recorded by the University or by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA).
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Special consideration can be granted during your University of Melbourne Extension Program studies for circumstances including short-term illness, hardship or trauma, religious observance, disability or chronic illness, carer’s responsibilities, elite athlete or artistic performer requirements.
Learn more about Special Consideration
Support for disability
If you have a disability or medical condition, support is available. Extension Program staff will work with you to ensure your studies are supported throughout the University of Melbourne Extension Program.
Learn more about Student Equity and Disability Support