Pathways and entry schemes

At La Trobe, there's more than one way into university.

Whatever a students' circumstances, our pathway and entry schemes are designed to help them get into their dream course. Students can take part in our entry programs as early as Year 11 and reduce their reliance on their ATAR – or remove the need for it entirely.

Aspire Year 11 Conditional Entry

This option uses a student’s performance in year 11 to secure an early conditional offer into a range of courses. Learn more

Aspire Community Contribution

We reward a student’s involvement in community, leadership and volunteering with an early conditional offer. Learn more

Aspire Early University Study

Year 12 students can do additional undergraduate studies to get an early conditional offer into their dream course. Learn more

Aspire Achieve Plus (VCE contributory)

Year 12 students can study a first-year university subject pair as part of their VCE studies to get an early conditional offer. Learn more

Elite Athlete

Students participating in elite-level sport can receive assistance with combining their academic and sporting schedules.

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La Trobe College

Students can complete a similar first year in a diploma course, and then apply to transfer to the mapped bachelor degree at La Trobe. Learn more

Regional Benefits Program

Students in regional areas (RA2 – RA5) who achieve an ATAR of 80 or higher are guaranteed entry and a scholarship*. Find out more

RISE with La Trobe

A culturally adept academic pathway for Indigenous high school students or mature age students. They'll get the support to prepare for university paired with cultural activities and connections. Learn more


Students can complete a similar first year in another course, then apply to transfer to a high-ATAR course. View pathways

TAFE pathways

Undertake a TAFE diploma and use it as a stepping stone into a bachelor’s degree. La Trobe has TAFE partners and students may be eligible for advanced standing. Find out more

Priority access program

Priority Access awards priority school students with a maximum of 15 adjustment factors, based on their category. Learn more