Entry schemes and pathways: I’m currently studying at high school

Dreaming about studying at La Trobe, but don't want to rely on your ATAR to get into your course? We can help you find another way in.

There’s more than one way into university

When you’re looking to study at university, the choices can seem daunting. What course should you choose? Will you get the ATAR you’re aiming for? And what happens if your ATAR isn’t high enough for your course?

At La Trobe University, it’s easier to get into your dream course. Through our entry schemes, we can reduce your reliance on your ATAR – or remove the need for it entirely.

Explore the options below and find your perfect path into La Trobe University.

Your options if you have (or expect to have) an ATAR:

Prepare for La Trobe

Prepare for La Trobe

Study free micro-subjects and use your average mark to enter your dream course.

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Achieve at La Trobe

Achieve at La Trobe

Study a free, online uni subject and gain entry to your dream course.

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Aspire

Aspire

Be rewarded for your excellence, leadership or community spirit and get an early uni offer.

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Elite Athlete Program

Elite Athlete Program

Are you an elite athlete? We can support both your academic and sporting pursuits.

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Achieve Plus

Achieve Plus

Boost your ATAR with free, online courses that count towards your VCE.

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Priority Access Program

Priority Access Program

Be automatically rewarded with bonus points to enter your La Trobe course.

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Regional Benefits Program

Regional Benefits Program

Regional students with an ATAR of 80+ are guaranteed a place in their dream course.

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Special Entry Access Schemes

Special Entry Access Schemes

You can receive special consideration if you've experienced educational disadvantage.

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Tertiary Preparation Program

Tertiary Preparation Program

Build your study skills online and create a path to your dream course.

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Your options if you don’t have (or don’t expect to have) an ATAR:

Prepare for La Trobe

Prepare for La Trobe

Study free micro-subjects and use your average mark to enter your chosen course.

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Achieve at La Trobe

Achieve at La Trobe

Study a free, online uni subject and gain entry to a range of Bachelor's courses.

Find out more

Tertiary Preparation Program

Tertiary Preparation Program

Build your study skills online and create a path to your dream course.

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Other pathways into university

Don’t have the appropriate qualification or ATAR to get into your dream course? Take a pathway course and build your own way there.

Gain entry to a range of Bachelor's courses by studying a La Trobe Diploma. You can often receive credit for studies completed during your Diploma, meaning you’ll finish your course sooner.

Explore your Diploma options

Study an Undergraduate Certificate at La Trobe College, TAFE or VET and take the first step towards your dream course. You can transfer to a range of Bachelor's courses when you’ve successfully completed your Certificate.

Explore La Trobe College Certificates Explore TAFE and VET options

Can’t meet the entry requirements for your dream course? You can enrol in a different Bachelor's course and, upon meeting academic requirements, transfer to your preferred course.

Learn more about course transfers

Any questions? We’d love to help.