What are the Average University Entry Requirements?

What are the Average University Entry Requirements?

This article has been written by Lydia McClelland, a VCE French, Music Theory, Literature & VCE English Tutor at Learnmate. If you’re interested in private tutoring from Lydia then please check out her page here.


Knowing University entry requirements is key both for choosing subjects for Year 11 and 12 and also to give you a goal to work towards throughout your final years of high school. Let’s look at a few aspects of entry requirements!

ATAR Requirements

ATAR requirements are often the first thing emphasised for courses, but it’s worth remembering that these can be flexible, due to a combination of factors that will be mentioned later.

Consider checking out this site to see the 2019 cut off ATARs accepted into a variety of courses. You can see here the average ATAR scores accepted to a range of institutions. Set a goal for yourself if you’re in Year 12!

Study Score Requirements

Many courses will have required subjects and scores. In Victoria, many courses require a score of at least 25 in either English, Literature or English Language, OR 30 in English as an Additional Language. It is also common for courses to require either Further Mathematics or Maths Methods, and a science subject if that is in the scope of the course.

Bonus points

You can receive bonus points which change your selection rank for the purposes of admissions. This can happen from factors such as where you live, which subjects you studied and applying for Educational Access Schemes. Make sure you talk to someone at your school as early as possible if you believe you are disadvantaged in some way, and enquire about applying for Access Schemes.

However, remember that you need to do your own research on which courses interest you before you choose subjects. It is also important to keep the entry requirements in mind as you continue through Year 11 and 12 and use these requirements as a powerful motivator for future success. There are bridging courses in most universities which will allow you to access courses with requirements you do not meet – it may just take a little more time.

If you loved this article, you will LOVE all of our other articles, such as: 3 Facts You Should Know About Your ATAR, Tips for Supporting Your Child in Year 11 and 12! and Important Things to Remember About Course Preferences

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What are the Average University Entry Requirements?