Aspire Early Entry Program

Step into the future with an early conditional offer to La Trobe.

What’s the Aspire Early Entry Program?

At La Trobe, there’s more than one way into uni. The Aspire Early Entry Program is a way to access an adjusted Aspire ATAR for your preferred course and secure an early conditional offer. For some Aspire programs, you can also gain a La Trobe Entrance Score as an alternative to your ATAR.

We have multiple streams to choose from, so if you’ve given back to your community, achieved good results in Year 11 or taken extra university studies, giving you the reassurance that you have a place in your preferred course before you complete Year 12.

Aspire Programs

Below is a list of our Aspire programs, all of which have unique requirements, outcomes and access to La Trobe Courses.

You can participate and apply for one or all of the Aspire programs.

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Aspire Community Contribution

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The Aspire Community Contribution program rewards your involvement in community, leadership and volunteering with an early into your preferred course at La Trobe.

  • Use your community contribution to access your preferred course's Aspire ATAR
  • Receive an early conditional offer
  • Receive exclusive study support to help you prepare for exams
  • Be considered for an Aspire scholarship of up to $20,000 and student exchange support.

  • Domestic students and onshore international students
  • Year 12 and non-Year 12 students

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Aspire Year 11 Conditional Entry

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So you don't have to rely on your ATAR alone, the Year 11 Conditional Entry program uses your performance in Year 11 to secure an early conditional offer into a range of La Trobe courses.

  • No ATAR needed for your preferred course
  • Start your application early
  • Receive an early conditional offer
  • Prepare to succeed at uni with a free short course

  • Current domestic Year 11 or Year 12 students
  • Your school's endorsement of your academic achievement and other essential skills

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Aspire Advance

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Advance rewards Year 11 performance with an opportunity to study a first-year uni subject in Year 12. As an alternative to your ATAR, completing the subject unlocks a La Trobe Entrance Score and early conditional offer, while earning you credit towards your degree.

  • Start your application early
  • Receive an early conditional offer
  • Use your La Trobe Entrance Score or your ATAR — whichever is higher
  • First-year subjects are 100% online and free

  • Domestic students completing Year 11 or about to commence Year 12
  • High-achieving students with an average mark of 70% or higher in Year 11

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Aspire Prepare

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So you don't have to rely on your ATAR alone, Prepare is a short program that gives you the opportunity to study free micro-subjects during Year 11 and 12, unlocking a La Trobe Entrance Score.

  • Start your application early
  • Receive an early conditional offer
  • Use your La Trobe Entrance Score or your ATAR — whichever is higher
  • Micro-subjects are 100% online and free

  • Domestic students
  • Current Year 11 and 12 students
  • Students completing Year 10 or about to commence Year 11
  • Students completing Year 11 or about to commence Year 12

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Aspire Achieve Plus

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Achieve Plus rewards Year 11 performance with an opportunity to study two first-year uni subjects in Year 12. Completing the subjects boosts your ATAR, unlocks a La Trobe Entrance Score and early conditional offer, and earns you credits towards your degree.

  • Start your application early and receive an early conditional offer
  • Use your La Trobe Entrance Score or your ATAR — whichever is higher
  • First-year subjects are 100% online and free
  • Receive credit for your first-year subjects once you commence your degree

  • Domestic students completing Year 11 or about to commence Year 12
  • High-achieving students with an average mark of 70% or higher in Year 11
  • Students who intend to receive a scored ATAR in Year 12
  • Students with proof of enrolment in at least four VCE unit 3/4 subjects, including English or EAL

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An early conditional offer gives you reassurance that you have a place in your preferred course before you complete Year 12. It guarantees you a place in your preferred course once you complete Year 12, as long as you meet the course’s adjusted Aspire ATAR, subject prerequisites and other essential entry requirements.

You can apply for all Aspire programs you’re eligible for, so you'll increase your chances of getting more than one early conditional offer into your preferred course.

However, there are different requirements for each program, so make sure you check that you meet all requirements.

La Trobe’s Aspire Early Entry Program is a way to access an adjusted Aspire ATAR for your preferred course and secure an early conditional offer. For some Aspire programs, you can also gain a La Trobe Entrance Score as an alternative to your ATAR.

Other entry programs provide options to boost your application and increase the likelihood of you getting an offer for your preferred course, but without the reassurance of an Aspire ATAR, early conditional offer or La Trobe Entrance Score. These programs range from additional consideration and ATAR adjustments for sporting commitments or educational disadvantage, to priority access for regional and partner schools.

An Entry Program at La Trobe provides various ways to boost your application with the aim of getting an offer into your preferred course.

Pathways help you get into your chosen course through enrolling into another qualification after you finish high school.

The dates that you will receive an offer or outcome will vary depending on the Aspire programs you've applied for. You'll find the most up-to-date application and offer details on the program details page of each of the Aspire programs.