At Monash, we know that a student’s ATAR might not accurately reflect their ability. Life can be a bumpy road, and there are all sorts of circumstances that can get in the way of a student’s academic achievement.
We operate two schemes – the Monash Guarantee and the Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) – that can help students enter their preferred course, even if their ATAR is below the clearly-in.
By having two schemes, Monash wants to create a level playing field for everyone who aspires to an exceptional education. By operating both schemes, Monash can also help as many students as possible reach their full potential.
Students do not have to choose between the two schemes – depending on their situation and background, they could be eligible for one or both.
The Monash Guarantee can get a student into a Monash course even if they do not reach the course’s clearly-in ATAR. Students could be eligible for the Monash Guarantee if they:
So, every Monash undergraduate degree has a Monash Guarantee ATAR, which is lower than the expected clearly-in for that course. For most courses, if a student meets the eligibility criteria, achieves the Monash Guarantee ATAR (starting at 70.00) and completes all course prerequisites, they will be eligible for a place at Monash. To be considered for the Monash Guarantee, Year 12 students must submit a VTAC course application, complete a Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) application including any required documentation, and complete a VTAC Scholarship application.
Find out more at The Monash Guarantee.
- Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS)
SEAS adjusts students’ ATAR in recognition of circumstances that may have affected their education. This gives students a better chance of getting an offer for the course they want. Find out more at Monash SEAS