Change of preference
After you receive your ATAR, there are certain periods where you can change your course preferences on VTAC. During these periods, you can add or remove courses, re-order them, or you can leave it as it is. More information is available on the VTAC website.
The order of your preferences will determine the offer you’ll receive. You’ll only get an offer for the highest eligible course in your preferences, even if you’re eligible for entry to other courses, so it’s important you put the courses you’re most passionate about at the top.
It’s super-easy! All you need to do is log into your VTAC account using your VTAC ID and pin, open your course preference list, and away you go!
Try not to remove courses from your preference list if you plan to add them again later; you can just reorder them without deleting any.
You may find some courses can’t be added during change of preference, and this is because these courses will have additional requirements such as an interview or portfolio.
Read the selection criteria carefully and contact us if you’re not sure about any of the courses and what you need to do to add them.
It’s free to change your course preferences, and you can change them as many times as you like before the change of preference deadline. Visit the VTAC website for more details.
After change of preference closes, we begin assessing your preferences. If you’re eligible, you’ll receive an offer for your highest course preference.
The quality of our teaching, exceptional facilities and graduate employability outcomes are just a few of the reasons we’re ranked in the top-50 universities in the world*.
You’ll leave Monash with a well-rounded education that will set you apart, and give you the tools needed to play your part in changing our world for the better.
*We're 37th in the 2022-23 US News and World Report Best Global Universities Rankings and 44th in the 2023 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
There are a lot of key dates to keep in mind, and it can be confusing. To make life a little easier, we’ve grouped all the dates together, depending on whether you’re a:
- Domestic Year 12 student
- International Year 12 student
- IB student
- Interstate student
- Post-school applicant
For all the key dates and additional information, please visit the VTAC website.
You can search through our courses based on your ATAR. Now that you have your results, head to our website, enter your ATAR score and see what’s waiting for you.
At Monash, we know that your ATAR might not accurately reflect your academic ability. Life can be a bumpy road, and can sometimes get in the way of your academic achievements.
No matter the circumstances, we recognise and support talent. That's why we offer entry schemes, which work by adjusting your ATAR, depending on your eligibility.
At Monash, we offer the Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS), the Monash Guarantee and the Indigenous Entry Schemes, all of which can help you enter your preferred course, even if your ATAR is below the lowest selection rank. Check the FAQs below to learn more about what each scheme offers and how you could be eligible.
For some people, the opportunity to demonstrate their potential for university study may have been restricted due to their financial, geographical, cultural, health, or personal circumstances.
The Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) provides special consideration in admission to an undergraduate course at Monash University for people who have experienced educational disadvantage. SEAS adjusts your ATAR in recognition of circumstances that may have affected your education. This gives you a better chance of getting an offer for the course you want. You'll receive adjustments depending on your personal circumstances. The adjustments are made to your combined study scores, and your ATAR is recalculated. The recalculated ATAR will impact your selection rank that is used during the selection process.
Use our SEAS calculator to get an estimate of your SEAS-adjusted ATAR.
SEAS is available for Australian citizens and permanent residents of Australia, with applications made via VTAC.
The Monash Guarantee can get you into a Monash course even if you don't reach the course’s lowest selection rank.
You could be eligible for the Monash Guarantee if you:
- have experienced financial disadvantage
- live in a low socioeconomic area
- are an Indigenous Australian
- attend a Monash-listed under-represented school
For most courses, if you meet the eligibility criteria, achieve the Monash Guarantee ATAR, and complete all course prerequisites, you'll be eligible for a place at Monash. For some courses, a range of criteria is used for selection in addition to your ATAR, such as an audition or folio.
You're guaranteed a place if you successfully satisfy the additional selection requirements. Health courses may also have restrictions due to clinical placements. We've reserved some places for Monash Guarantee-eligible students who would not otherwise have been offered a place, and who have the strongest results across the range of criteria.
Monash University offers direct admission into the majority of our undergraduate degrees at a significantly lower ATAR for Indigenous students. There are no extra requirements and time added to the course. Book a one-on-one appointment with the William Cooper Institute or click here for further information.
Entry schemes adjust your ATAR in order to help you get into a course, and your circumstances help determine your eligibility for them.
In simple terms, the Monash Guarantee promises entry at a lower ATAR, while the Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) adjusts your ATAR. All Victorian universities use SEAS, while the Monash Guarantee is only applicable to Monash University. Operating both schemes ensures we can help as many students as possible.
Depending on your situation and background, you could be eligible for one, the other, or both. You don’t have to choose between them – just ensure you’ve submitted a SEAS application and we’ll apply the scheme that provides you with the best outcome.
In both cases, you must still meet any other course requirements. These could include subject prerequisites (e.g. minimum study scores in particular subjects) or a range of criteria such as an audition, interview, UCAT or folio.
If you don’t meet these course requirements, pathways are alternative ways you can become a Monash student. We offer a range of pathway options, depending on who you are or what you’re interested in studying:
- Diploma of Tertiary Studies (DoTS) - a pathway leading to degrees in business, business administration, education and nursing
- Diploma of Higher Education - a pathway to selected degrees in education and science
- Monash Access Program - a program for mature-aged students who haven’t studied at university before
- Monash College diplomas - a pathway into the first or second year of a Monash degree, for both international and domestic students
- Indigenous pathways and entry schemes
- Single units
- TAFE qualifications
- Course or university transfers
You can use our ATAR calculator to predict your ATAR, and see what course options are available to you.
Already know what you want to study? Our ATAR calculator will help you get an idea of the score you may need to get into the course of your choice.
Yes. You'll need to provide a tax file number (TFN) if you’re in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) and taking out a government HELP loan (such as HECS, FEE or SA). If you don’t already have one, we recommend applying for a TFN as soon as possible. Find out more.
The short answer is yes. Find out more.
All domestic students need a unique student identifier (USI) in order to be eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP). The USI is your lifelong education number, giving you access to an online record of your nationally recognised training. If you don’t already have one, the good news is that it takes less than five minutes for you to create one online. We recommend applying for your USI now, to make life a little easier when it comes to accepting any course offers you may get.
We’ve made applying for a scholarship at Monash easier. All you need to do is tell us about yourself, and we’ll match you to the best, most appropriate scholarship for your situation.
If you’re applying via VTAC, you’ll no longer need to complete a separate application.
If you’ve put a Monash course in your VTAC preferences, you’ll be assessed automatically based on your ATAR for merit based scholarships.
Those scholarships that have an equity category requirement will now also be assessed automatically based on the SEAS data provided as part of your VTAC application. So make sure you apply for SEAS in order to be considered for an equity scholarship.
Firstly, well done, that’s great news!
If you’ve received a scholarship offer, make sure you clearly read the terms and conditions and follow the instructions to accept it. Scholarship offers have an expiry date, so make sure you respond in time.
Scholarships are conditional upon receiving a course offer, so unfortunately no, it doesn’t guarantee you a place at Monash.
Yes. You may still be eligible for an offer and scholarship.