Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS)
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.
You must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or hold an Australian permanent resident or permanent humanitarian visa, and satisfy requirements for at least one of the following SEAS categories:
|Mature age||Aged 21 years or older on 1 January 2017|
|Indigenous Australian||Identify as an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander|
|Residential and school location||Consideration is based on your home location, with further consideration given if you completed Year 12 at a school in a regional or remote area. (If you attended a Monash under-represented school you may be eligible for the Monash Guarantee.)|
|Non-English speaking background||Born outside Australia in a non-English speaking country and arrived in Australia in the last six years (after 1 January 2011)|
|Difficult personal circumstances|| |
Circumstances affecting your senior secondary schooling, such as:
|Disadvantaged financial background|| |
Disadvantaged financial circumstances or excessive financial obligations, demonstrated by any of the following:
|Disability or medical condition||A disability, impairment or medical condition that has affected your studies, leading to disadvantage in your preparation for tertiary study|
How many additional points will I receive?
You will receive a maximum of 10 additional ATAR points. Our SEAS calculator will give you an estimate of your SEAS-adjusted ATAR.
How do I apply?
Apply for SEAS through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) before the closing date. For more information, see the VTAC website.
If you are applying midyear or the circumstances affecting you occur after the closing date, you can make an application directly to Monash by submitting a Monash University Special Access Scheme form (pdf, 0.1 mb).
In some cases you will need to provide evidence or documents to support your application:
|SEAS category||Supporting documents required|
|No supporting documents are required. VTAC will use information from your application to assess your eligibility for these categories.|
|Difficult personal circumstances|
|Disadvantaged financial background|
If you receive a Centrelink benefit, provide one of the following:
If your parents/guardian receive a Centrelink benefit, you must provide a hard copy of their Centrelink statement listing your name and combined family income.
If you and/or your family don't receive a Centrelink benefit, provide:
|Disability or medical condition|