Victoria University – Early Entry Offer Program

Victoria University is announcing its new Early Entry Offer Program (EEOP). The EEOP offers current Year 12 students the opportunity to receive a guaranteed conditional place at Victoria University by fulfilling one of the following categories:

  • Leadership
  • Educational disadvantage
  • A student at Mount St. Joseph Girls’ College

The EEOP is an alternative entry program that recognises you as an individual, not just a number.

Students who receive an Early Entry Offer will:

  • Receive an early conditional offer for their chosen VU course prior to exams.
  • Benefit from adjusted ATAR entry requirements if applying for a range of VU courses with ATAR requirements.
  • Still be able to benefit from other VU special admission programs.

You must apply for the EEOP before October 13. To apply, visit the VU website here.

VU Course 2017 Clearly-in Rank
(Guide Only for 2018)
EEO Clearly-in Rank
EEO (guaranteed)
Bachelor of Biomedical and Exercise Science 73.35 67
Bachelor of Biomedicine 80.6 74
Bachelor of Commerce 70.45 66
Bachelor of Commerce (Applied Finance)/Bachelor of Laws 82.8 78
Bachelor of Education (P-12) 65 65*
Bachelor of Exercise Science (Sport Practice) 64.55 60
Bachelor of Laws 80 74
Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts 80 76
Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business 80 76
Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Psychological Studies 80 76
Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) 90 86
Bachelor of Midwifery/Bachelor of Nursing 80.15 74
Bachelor of Paramedicine 70 65
Bachelor of Pharmaceutical and Health Science 81.45 76
Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) 83.6 80
Bachelor of Science (Osteopathy) 80 76

* Minimum ATAR set by Victorian Government

What are the three avenues of the EEOP?


You demonstrate formal or informal leadership through your actions. You are endorsed as someone who has proven your ability to:

a. apply yourself and build on your strengths
b. nurture or lead others
c. make an ethical or social impact at school or in the broader community.

Educational Disadvantage:

You identify as being impacts by educational disadvantage and are able to demonstrate you have been prevented form reaching your academic potential at school due to external factors in your life over which you have had no control.

Eligible School in the West:

You are a VCE students studying at Mount St. Joseph Girls’ College.

All higher education courses at VU participate in the program. If a course requires an ATAR as part of entry requirements, it will be lower than the normal Clearly-in ATAR.

Who can apply under the EEOP?

EEOP is open to you if you:

  • are undertaking VCE at a Victorian secondary school.
  • are studying the required VCE subjects for your selected course.
  • are a leader in your community and are involved in extracurricular activities.
  • have shown potential to succeed at university.
  • have preferenced one of the VU courses available to you under the scheme as your highest eligible VTAC preference.
  • have completed the application online via the VU web page by the due date (13 October 2017)

When will I receive my offer?

If you are successful, you will receive a conditional offer into your chosen course at VU by 31 October 2017, before you sit your VCE exams.

You will also need to meet all course prerequisites and any special requirements for your preferred course by the conclusion of your VCE.

What do I need to do?

You will need to:

  • complete the online application via the VU website.
  • meet the minimum EEOP ATAR, if one exists.
  • meet the standard prerequisites and any special requirements for your course.
  • place your EEOP course as the highest eligible preference in the VTAC preference list.

How to prepare

Before you commence your online EEOP application, ensure that you are prepared. You will need to have:

  • a personal email address (not your school email).
  • a statement or reference from your school or a member of the community (not a family member) about your community experience or educational disadvantage. If applying under the school category, you must provide your VTAC ID so that we can check you attendance at that school.
  • a Word document of your statement that you can easily upload to your EEOP application quickly and easily.
  • read and understand all of the information and requirements outlined on the EEOP website, particularly the assessment and offer process.

How to apply

Apply online at

Closing Date

Applications close on 13 October 2017

Communicating with your school

During the EEOP application process, we will ask you to give your consent for us to contact your school careers advisor.

We will speak to them to discuss or confirm details in your application. We will also inform them of the outcome of your application. If you do not provide consent, we will not be able to process your application.

We may also need to contact you to provide further information and assistance on other options at VU should you not meet the entry prerequisites.

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