La Trobe special access schemes

Maximum adjustment: if you are eligible for multiple adjustments, the maximum aggregate adjustments you can receive is 20.

We offer special access schemes which can help you boost your application to gain entry to La Trobe University if you meet certain criteria.

Rural and regional student access scheme (RRSAS)

If your postcode is classified as RA2 or higher using the Australian Statistical Geographic Standard Remoteness Areas (ASGS-RA) (2016), you qualify for adjustment factor aggregate points (for example Bendigo, Wodonga, Shepparton, Mildura).

Adjustment factor aggregate points: regional students applying to courses at the Melbourne (Bundoora) campus receive 5 aggregate points. Regional students applying to courses at Bendigo, Albury Wodonga, Mildura and Shepparton receive 10 aggregate points.

If you are applying for our Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours) (Regional Entry) and you have a permanent address in RA zones 2 and 3, you receive 10 points added to your ATAR. If you live in RA zone 4 you receive 12.5 points, and if you live in RA zone 5 you receive 15 points.

Please note: this RRSAS scheme is not applicable to Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Medical) applicants who have to meet a Geographical Classification - Remoteness Area requirement.

La Trobe Priority Access Program

The La Trobe Priority Access Program awards eligible current Year 12 students from across Australia with adjustment factors for entry into our undergraduate courses. Adjustment factors are awarded to applicants attending priority schools, priority campus and regional schools.

Elite Athlete Bonus Scheme

This program awards aggregate points to elite athletes. You may be eligible if you meet the prerequisites for your course and can demonstrate your training and competition commitments have impacted your ability to secure a place at university. The scheme is only available to domestic undergraduate applicants. For more information, visit the La Trobe Sport Elite Athlete website.

Adjustment factor aggregate points: 5 points

Courses that have special adjustment factors

  • Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Physiotherapy Practice (Melbourne): if you’re eligible for multiple adjustments, the maximum aggregate adjustments you can receive is 10 points.
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Medical): in stage two of the selection process, a SEAS adjustment may be applicable – a limit of 10 aggregate points. For UAC applicants, this equates to a four ATAR point maximum. See the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Medical) course page for more details.
  • Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours) (Regional Entry): If you are applying for our Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours) (Regional Entry) and you have a permanent address in RA zones 2 and 3, you receive 10 points added to your ATAR. If you live in RA zone 4 you receive 12.5 points, and if you live in RA zone 5 you receive 15 points.

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