Second Chance Aspire and Change of Preference

Your Aspire preferences aren’t set in stone. If you didn’t meet the requirements for your selected Aspire course, we’ve got another option for you.

See the FAQs for Second Chance Aspire below.

To find out more about Aspire Second Chance, register here for our on-demand webinar and check out our Help Hub.

Does my conditional Aspire offer apply to multiple offer rounds?

No, your Aspire conditional offer will only be valid during first round of offers via VTAC/UAC.

Please note that you may still be eligible for your chosen La Trobe course in later rounds via the normal selection process through VTAC/UAC.

What if I don’t achieve the Aspire ATAR?

If you don’t achieve the Aspire ATAR, before the first round offers you can use Second Chance Aspire to change your Aspire conditional offer to a course in which you do meet the requirements.

Does an Aspire offer mean I’m guaranteed a place in my course at La Trobe University?

Congratulations on receiving your Aspire conditional offer. Your Aspire offer is conditional upon formally confirming your Aspire offer by meeting the following requirements:

  • Successfully completing the VCE (or equivalent Australian Year 12 or International Baccalaureate) in 2020
  • Meeting the minimum Aspire ATAR for the course offered
  • Listing the course amongst your VTAC/UAC first round preferences
  • Meeting all the course admission criteria (including subject prerequisites and any other selection requirements)

How do I confirm my Aspire offer?

Your Aspire offer is conditional, upon meeting the course requirements as outlined above. Confirming your Aspire offer is only available in the first round of VTAC/UAC offers round.

To ensure you confirm your Aspire Conditional offer, list the course as your highest eligible preference on your VTAC Preference List. If you are eligible to receive an offer for a course listed higher on your preference list than your conditional Aspire offer, then you will receive that course as your round one offer. You may still be considered for your La Trobe course in subsequent rounds, through the normal selection process via VTAC/UAC.

What is Second Chance Aspire? And how do I go about applying for Second Chance Aspire?

Second Chance Aspire is an option to allow students a second chance to change their Aspire offer during the change of preference period, if they have not met the admission/selection criteria of their Aspire offer (Aspire ATAR and/or Pre-reqs & additional course requirements).

This is not a change of mind circumstance, but a second chance for Aspire students who have missed out on their Aspire course requirements. Students will be notified of the Second Chance Aspire process before change of preference and throughout December.

You will not need to submit another application. Simply fill out an online form to change your Aspire offer into another La Trobe course in which you do meet the admission requirements.

  • Second Chance Aspire will be open to HSC students from the 18th of December and will close at 12 pm on the 19th of December.
  • Second Chance Aspire will be open to VCE students on the 30th of December and will close at 5 pm on the 2nd of January.
  • Second Chance Aspire will be open to IB students on the 2nd of January and will close at 11 am on the 4th of January.

Can I apply for Second Chance Aspire if I have not received an Aspire conditional offer?

No. Second Chance Aspire is only available for students with Aspire conditional offers.

When can I apply for Second Chance Aspire?

Second Chance Aspire will be open during the change of preference period in:

  • Second Chance Aspire will be open to HSC students from the 18th of December and will close at 12 pm on the 19th of December.
  • Second Chance Aspire will be open to VCE students on the 30th December and will close at 5 pm on the 2nd of January.
  • Second Chance Aspire will be open to IB students on the 2nd January and will close at 11 am on the 4th of January.

Can I use Second Chance Aspire to change my mind about which course I want to pursue?

No. Second Chance Aspire allows you to select a new La Trobe course if you didn’t meet your original Aspire conditional offer requirements.

For example, if you didn’t meet the Aspire minimum ATAR requirement for the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) which you were conditionally offered, you will have a second chance to select a course for which you do meet the admission requirements.

Do adjustment factors contribute to the Aspire ATAR?

Aspire offers are based on raw ATARs, before any adjustment factors have been considered i.e SEAS, Subject bonusing etc.

If I confirm my Aspire offer, will I be able to defer?

Yes - deferral of your Aspire place is permitted provided that your course ordinarily allows deferral. Most courses will have the ability to defer for a maximum of one year, whereas others will a have an option to defer for one semester. For more information on deferral process please visit the deferral webpage.

When will the Aspire Scholarships be announced/released?

The Aspire Scholarships will be released/announced after VTAC January rounds. The Scholarships team will notify successful Aspire recipients via email, to find out more about the Aspire scholarships and its eligibility please check the webpage.

Will I still be an Aspire student if I don’t get into my Aspire course?

Any student that received an Aspire conditional offer will be considered an Aspire student no matter what La Trobe course you enrolled in. All Aspire students will have access to the enrichment program.

Can I get support in knowing what course best pathways to my dream course?

Of course! Give us a call on 1300 135 045 or email us at study@latrobe.edu.au to find your best pathway.

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