Aspire Early University Study

Study an undergraduate subject to get an early conditional offer at La Trobe.

Applications close 4 July.

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What’s the Aspire Early University Study program?

Our Aspire Early University Study program rewards high performing Year 12 students who’ve studied first-year uni subjects with an early conditional offer to La  Trobe.

You can study one or a pair of first-year uni subjects. We’ll use those La Trobe subject results to create a La Trobe Entrance Score, and we’ll use that – or your ATAR, whichever is higher – to assess your application.

Who is eligible to apply?

You can apply if you’re in your final year of VCE, HSC or IB – including if you’re an unscored student. Eligibility criteria and conditions apply, so check out the application steps and criteria section for further details.

Benefits of the Early University Study program

Early conditional offer

You’ll receive an early conditional offer for your course, so you can know what your future holds.

Get real uni experience

Explore your passions and get a head start into uni life by completing a subject at La Trobe.

Aspire benefits

You’ll gain access to a huge range of benefits, such as financial support for overseas exchange, exclusive events with Aspire peers and more. Explore all benefits.

How do I apply for the Early University Study program?

  • Complete the school endorsement form [PDF].
  • Supply your Year 11 results confirming a 70% average and relevant support documents.
  • Submit your application via the Apply now button.

FAQ

Yes! You can apply for all Aspire programs you’re eligible for to increase your chances of getting an early conditional offer.

Yes! Course caps apply, so register your interest and be the first to know once more information is available.

Yes! You can study either a single or a pair of first-year uni subjects, however eligibility criteria and conditions apply.

First semester starts on 28 February 2022 and second semester on 18 July 2022. You’ll study 100% online, so your La Trobe study will be alongside your Year 12 subjects.

You’ll be eligible to apply for most undergraduate programs excluding some courses that have limited places like Bachelor of Dentistry and Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Medical).

You’ll also need to meet any other requirements for entry such as prerequisites or additional entry criteria (eg completion of the CASPer test for teaching courses) and complete the VCE, IB or interstate equivalent. If your university subjects are part of a Bachelor’s degree that you go on to enrol in, you’ll get credit for the subject(s) once you enrol – saving you HECS and giving you a head start.

Your conditional early offer will allow you to nominate your chosen La Trobe course for matching either your ATAR (if you receive one) or your La Trobe Entrance Score, whichever is higher. We’ll hold your spot – it’s guaranteed as long as you meet the entry requirements and successfully complete your VCE, IB or HSC.

Interest area

Subject name

Semester

Prerequisites and requirements if you’re studying two uni subjects

Aboriginal studies and anthropology

Introduction to Aboriginal Australia

ABS1IAA

1

N/A

Transforming Local Communities

ABS1IAA

2

N/A

Accounting

Note: The subjects are included in external professional accreditation with CA/CPA and require participation in an in-person examination. The examination can be taken at any La Trobe campus.

Accounting for Management Decisions

ACC1AMD

1

Students will have completed or be concurrently enrolled in Units 3 and 4 of VCE Accounting

Accounting and Information Systems

ACC1AIS

2

As above

Business

Organisational Behaviour

MGT1OBE

1

Students will have completed or be concurrently enrolled in Units 3 and 4 of VCE Business Management

Foundations of Management

MGT1FOM

2

As above

Criminology

Law and (Dis)Order

LST1LOJ

1

N/A

From Prisons to Detention Centres: Interrogating Containment

LST1PDC

2

N/A

Economics

Economic Issues and Public Policy

BUS1BUE

1

Students will have completed or be concurrently enrolled in Units 3 and 4 of VCE Economics

Recessions, Inflation and Economic Growth

ECO1RIG

2

As above

Event Management

Organisational Behaviour

MGT1OBE

1

Students will have completed or be concurrently enrolled in Units 3 and 4 of VCE Business Management

The Event Experience

THS1FEM

2

As above

Law

Legal Institutions and Methods

LAW1LIM

1

Students will have completed or be concurrently enrolled in Units 3 and 4 of VCE Legal Studies

Principles of Public Law

LAW1PPL

2

As above

Media and Communication

Writing for Media

MAC1WFM

1

Students will have completed or be concurrently enrolled in Units 3 and 4 of VCE English Language

Imagining Language

LIN1IML

2

As above

Politics, Philosophy and Economics

Politics, Philosophy and Economics

POL1PPE

1

N/A

Critical Thinking and Innovation

PHI1CTO

2

N/A

Sociology

Society and Culture: Introduction to Society

SOC1SAC

1

N/A

From Prisons to Detention Centres: Interrogating Containment

LST1PDC

2

N/A

Writing and Literature

Pleasure, Death and the Literary Imagination

ENG1DPL

1

N/A

Professional Writing

CRA1PWR

2

N/A

Health Sciences

Human Structure and Function

PAM1HSF

1

Students will have completed or be concurrently enrolled in Units 3 and 4 of VCE Biology

Infections, Pandemics and Epidemics

MIC1IPE

2

As above

Human Biosciences

Human Biosciences A

HBS1HBA

1

Students will have completed or be concurrently enrolled in Units 3 and 4 of VCE Biology or Units 3 and 4 of Physical Education

Human Biosciences B

HBS1HBB

2

As above

Science

Big Ideas in Science: Life, The Universe and Everything

SCI1LUE

1

Students will have completed or be concurrently enrolled in Units 3 and 4 of VCE Biology or Units 3 and 4 of Chemistry or Units 3 & 4 of Environmental Science or Units 3 & 4 of Physics or Units 3 & 4 of Psychology

Bad Science

SCI1BAD

2

As above

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