Monash University Gippsland is reminding Year 12 students who are thinking about applying to university for 2013 to submit their application by the end of September in order to avoid late fees and ensure their eligibility for scholarships and other support.
Giuseppe Marino, Future Students Coordinator at Monash University’s Gippsland campus, said applications needed to be submitted via the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) website at www.vtac.edu.au before Friday 28 September.
“While applications can still be made after this date, students will be charged a late fee and could potentially miss out on the opportunity to apply for scholarships and other options that could assist their application,” Mr Marino said.
As part of the application process, Mr Marino said students could apply for up to 12 different courses in order of preference, and he encouraged students to ensure they included at least three to four course preferences in their application.
“We sometimes see students applying for only a single university course, which can cause problems if they don’t get the Year 12 score they hoped for,” Mr Marino said.
“That’s why we strongly encourage students to include a number of backup options and to consider a range of university and TAFE programs as part of their application. That way, if a student doesn’t get offered their first choice, their application will progress to the second course preference, and so on, until an offer is made to them.”
Mr Marino said the current application period also allowed students to apply for a range of scholarships and also for the Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS), an equity program that provides significant benefits for students in regional areas such as Gippsland, as well as for
students who have experienced some form of disadvantage during their VCE studies.