Application FAQ

 

How do I apply?
The college you select as your first preference receives your application straight away. No contact is made until you send in your supporting documents. We do not suggest waiting to apply until you have all supporting documents as applications close on 30 November for Semester 1, 2017. As demand for places at Ormond is very high, you will need to put Ormond as your first preference to be offered an interview.

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How does Ormond communicate with applicants?
All communication is done by email. We provide regular updates so it is important to keep an eye out for our emails. It is possible that emails will go to Junk so add us to your list of safe senders.

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Why does the application ask about other preferences?
You can only apply to one college. You are required to list colleges in order of preference. You must list at least 6 colleges. The college of first preference receives your application. The other colleges only see your application if you are unsuccessful at your college of first preference.

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Can I change my first preference after I have sent in my supporting documents?
Yes, as long as it is before 1 November. First you must ring the college you want to change to and ask if they will accept your application then email your request to admissions@ormond.unimelb.edu.au.

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What supporting documents are required?

  • Two passport-style photos  
  • $75 application fee (non-refundable)
  • A one page reference (scroll down for more information)
  • Details of your undergraduate degree (if not yet completed)
  • Results of your undergraduate degree (if completed) And when received 
  • University of Melbourne Offer

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How do I make the application fee payment?
When you submit your application online you will receive an email with a link to our secure online payment system.

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When do University offers come out?
Please visit http://futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/admissions/dates for further information about the University offers . If you have an offer prior to applying or are already at university you must send us a copy of your original offer.

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Do you require my University of Melbourne Student Number?
Yes, absolutely – if you have an offer then you have a student number. Both are required.

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Does Ormond automatically get my university offer?
No, you have to email it to admissions@ormond.unimelb.edu.au.

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What if I don’t get a University of Melbourne offer?
To attend Ormond you must attend the University of Melbourne, therefore, unfortunately you are no longer able to be considered.

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What if I am already a University student?
If you are already a University student (at UoM or elsewhere) you must provide us with your most recent results and your initial course offer.

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Do I need a written reference?
Regarding references, we generally do not contact the referees listed on the form. We require you to ask one of them, preferably the character/personal referee, to send us a reference. If someone else that is not listed on the application has written you a reference that is fine. There is no specific format and we don't require anything more than one page.

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What do I write for my autobiographical synopsis?
This is a short summary of your life, your interests and your purpose. We prefer something less formal that gives the reader a general understanding of who you are. As a guide please try and include the following things

  • Where you were born
  • What school you went to
  • Where you have lived
  • What you have studied
  • What you enjoy doing
  • What you want out of Ormond.

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When do applications close?

Semester 1, 2017 applications are now closed.

Applications for Semester 2, 2017 will open inMarch 2017. 

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Can I send in additional supporting documents?
If you would like to send in additional supporting documents please feel free to do so.

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Does everyone get offered an interview?
Yes. Once you have applied online you are offered an interview by email. The interview process enables you to talk about what you have done, what you value and what you want to do with the opportunities that come from being at Ormond. We consider the interview as the most important part of the application process.

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When are the interviews conducted?
Applicants can be interviewed anytime between10 am and 4 pm on any weekday.

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What if I am a current undergraduate at Ormond?
All prospective graduates must be interviewed and the standard selection process applies. Returning as a graduate is not automatic if you are finishing your undergraduate degree.

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Where are the interviews held?
All interviews are held at Ormond College, 49 College Crescent, Parkville, Victoria. If you cannot make it to a face to face interview we can arrange a phone or Skype interview.

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Who conducts the interviews?
Interviews are conducted by a member of Learning and Community. We cannot advise who your interviewer will be prior to the interview.

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What if I am overseas?
Although a face-to-face interview is preferable, we do not expect overseas students to travel to Melbourne to attend. In this situation you are able to book a Skype or phone interview on one of the days listed above.

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Are any interviews held on Open Day?
We offer a very small amount of interviews on Open Day to students who have travelled from the country, interstate, or overseas. These interviews will be by appointment only and you must have applied to be able to be interviewed.

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When do Ormond Offers come out?
Graduate offers for the Semester 1, 2017 intake are made in December and continue until January. Semester 2 offers are made in July.

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What happens if I do not get an offer?
Ormond sends all unsuccessful applications to the intercollegiate pool. To find out more about the IC Pool please follow the link. Please direct all questions regarding the Intercollegiate Pool to enquiries@colleges.unimelb.edu.au. More information about what to do if you are unsuccessful can be found here.

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