Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.
Students must meet the requirements for entry to both the Bachelor of International Studies and the Bachelor of Laws.
Entry for school leavers will be based on their performance in the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, with pre-requisite units 3 and 4; a study score of at least 35 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or 25 in English other than EAL. Applicants will be selected in accordance with the published clearly-in Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) for that year.
Entry for non-school leavers will be based on either their Weighted Average Mark (WAM)/Grade Point Average (GPA) from a minimum of one trimester/semester of full time university studies (four units). Studies need to be at a minimum Bachelor degree level and undertaken within the last 10 years. If non-school leaver applicants do not have GPA/WAM as described they should sit the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT - multiple choice version)*. STAT is a test developed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) and is designed to assess an individual's ability to analyse information and think critically.
Applicants who do have a previous WAM/GPA can also sit the STAT* if they wish, however the STAT result will only be given a 50% weighting in circumstances where applicants have a recent WAM.
Applicants with TAFE or equivalent level qualifications (diploma or associate degree studies) are required to sit the STAT.
*From 1 June 2017 Deakin University will change their admission test for Law from the Australian Law Schools Entrance Test (ALSET) to the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT - multiple choice version). Deakin will accept ALSET test results in lieu of STAT until the end of 2020.
Students who are currently enrolled in a Deakin University undergraduate course must lodge an application with the Course Selection Committee (Law) using an Application for Course Transfer available from the Faculty campus office. Students who have completed two thirds or more of their current course cannot apply for a course transfer - they must apply through VTAC.