As students across Victoria find out whether they’ve been made an offer to study at university in 2013, Monash Gippsland is reminding students without offers about the range of options still available to them.
With first round offers being made by universities in Victoria, Monash University’s Gippsland Future Students Coordinator, Giuseppe Marino, said it would be a day of both celebration and consideration, especially for those students who hadn’t received an offer.
“While a lot of focus at this time of year is placed on celebrating the achievements of students who’ve been offered a place at university, it’s also important to provide assistance for those who have missed out,” Mr Marino said.
“In many cases, students who don’t receive an offer still have several opportunities to apply to university in 2013.”
Mr Marino said there were a range of options which could be explored, including directly applying to a university.
“Because not all universities provide direct entry options, it’s important for students to contact the university they want to study at to ensure they meet the entry requirements.
“The time to act for anyone who hasn’t received an offer or who hasn’t applied for 2013 is now.
“With the academic year starting at the end of February, students without offers need to get in touch with their chosen university and find out which option is best for them. This is particularly so for those students who didn’t get the Year 12 score they expected or those who have recently completed a TAFE course.”
Mr Marino said it was also important for students who received an offer to follow instructions on how to accept it and begin the process of enrolment.
“If a student has been made an offer, but doesn’t respond in the required timeframe, the university will generally consider the student is no longer interested and will cancel the offer.
“Again, we strongly advise students to seek assistance as soon as possible if they’re unsure about how to accept an offer or if they have any other queries. In addition to course information, university staff can discuss any concerns regarding study options, full or part-time study, fees, finances, transport and student accommodation.”