At Monash, we know that your ATAR might not accurately reflect your ability. Life can be a bumpy road, and there are all sorts of circumstances that can get in the way of your academic achievement.
By considering your circumstances as part of your application, we create a level playing field for everyone who aspires to an exceptional education.
We operate two schemes – the Monash Guarantee and the Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) – that can help you enter your preferred course, even if your ATAR is below the clearly-in.
The Monash Guarantee can get you into a Monash course even if you don’t reach the course’s clearly-in ATAR. You could be eligible for the Monash Guarantee if you:
- have experienced financial disadvantage
- live in a low socio-economic area
- are an Indigenous Australian
- attend a Monash list under-represented school.
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 additional points depending on the severity of your circumstances. The points are added to your combined study scores and your ATAR is recalculated.
Monash uses this adjusted ATAR during the selection process.
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Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences schemes
Students applying to the Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (MD) course may apply to be considered for a place in the course via the Dean's Rural List.
Students applying to the Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine, Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) and Bachelor of Radiography and Medical Imaging (Honours) courses may apply to be considered for a place in the course via the Dean's Indigenous List.