La Trobe admission principles

1. The University admits applicants based on merit with the offer of a place contingent on applicants having a reasonable expectation of success in their chosen course;

2. The University maintains application processes and minimum entry requirements that:

  • are transparent, equitable and clearly communicated to prospective applicants,
  • include standards for minimum English language proficiency for all applicants as outlined in the English Language Entry Requirements Policy, and
  • are appropriate to level of the course of study as outlined in the Australian Qualifications Framework

3. The University encourages participation from persons who have experienced disadvantage and groups underrepresented in higher education;

4. The University will give due consideration to an applicant’s prior study and experience and award academic credit as appropriate, as outlined in the Advanced Standing, Articulation and Credit Transfer Policy; and

5. The University is compliant with all relevant legislation.

View La Trobe's Admission Philosophy [PDF 493KB]

Selection Values

We cater for all of the students who will benefit from a La Trobe education—high achieving entrants from across Australia and internationally, Indigenous, mature-aged, career-change, students with disabilities or from disadvantaged backgrounds, those seeking professional degrees, and, those from the regions we serve, including the fast-growing northern corridor of Melbourne.

Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR)

La Trobe is committed to providing you with transparent information so you can make better decisions about which course to study.

  • 2017 Lowest ATAR offered - This is the lowest ATAR offered to a recent year 12 student in 2017 without bonuses
  • 2017 Median ATAR offered - This is the median ATAR offered to a recent year 12 student in 2017 without bonuses
  • 2017 Minimum selection rank offered (Clearly In) - This is the selection rank to which a recent Year 12 student was offered a place in 2017
  • 2018 Aspire – Early Admission Program - This is the indicative lowest adjusted ATAR that will be considered for 2018.

Our Aspire Program is for people who’ve made a positive impact on their community –through volunteering, leadership or community engagement.

Go to ATAR Wizard

La Trobe is committed to admissions transparency. View the 2017 ATAR distribution report for the following courses by Study Area:

View transparency information relating to students that commenced undergraduate study at La Trobe in Semester 1 2017. Undergraduate student profile information – Semester 1 2017 data [PDF 297.8KB]

Selection Criteria

La Trobe University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories. This may include the ATAR, interviews, folios or special tests.