Special entry schemes and programs

We offer a number special entry schemes that are designed to deliver on our founding mission to serve the community through improving access to higher education.

We also offer programs for high achieving students who are passionate about learning and who are looking to further their education.

Aspire Early Admissions Program

Our Aspire Early Admissions Program is an exciting initiative that recognises the positive impact that a student has had on their local community and rewards successful Year 12 applicants with an early conditional offer in September before they have even started exams or received their ATARs.

Students are able to apply across all La Trobe courses and campuses via an online application to demonstrate their volunteering or community engagement which will be assessed along with a school recommendation. Successful applicants will then be invited to be part of our Enrichment Program designed to help with the transition from school to university.

La Trobe Priority Access

La Trobe Priority Access is a new initiative that has replaced the Schools Access La Trobe (SALT) scheme and rewards eligible students with bonus aggregate points.

Students must fall within at least one of the below three categories to be eligible:

  • Priority Schools Bonus
  • Priority Campus Bonus
  • Regional Schools Bonus

Bonus aggregate points are automatically applied by the relevant Tertiary Admissions Centre when students from within the above three categories, list an eligible La Trobe course as their preference. There is no need to apply for this program separately.

See our FAQs for more information or contact our Future Students Centre on 1300 135 045.

VCE Plus

VCE Plus is an exciting opportunity for high achieving VCE students to complete two first year university subjects and have them recognised as part of their VCE.

We offer subjects across the areas of health sciences, humanities, communications, business, law and science which are delivered online, face-to-face, or in a combination.

Applications for 2016 are now open until Friday 4 December.

See our VCE Plus website for further information.

Elite Athlete Bonus Point Scheme

We are one of only three Victorian universities that offer bonus aggregate points for elite athletes.

The Elite Athlete Bonus Points Scheme is available to domestic undergraduate applicants:

  • Who are classified as an elite athlete;
  • Whose sporting commitments have impacted on their previous studies; and
  • Who apply for admission via VTAC

Under this scheme students are eligible to receive five bonus aggregate points (or additional consideration for non-current year 12 applicants) towards their entry score for admission.

As a member of the Elite Athlete Friendly University Network, we are committed to providing elite athlete students assistance and support in successfully combining their academic and sporting pursuits.

See our Elite Athletes page for further information on eligibility, criteria and how to apply.