How to Apply

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Ormond College accepts applications from undergraduate students enrolled at The University of Melbourne and the Victorian College of the Arts.

You need to attend The University of Melbourne to attend Ormond College. You apply to The University of Melbourne separately from applying to Ormond College. Also, you must have a university offer to receive an offer to go to college but neither offer is a guarantee of the other.

Some Colleges accept students attending other universities, to find out more about which colleges accept non-University of Melbourne please check out the FAQs on the Intercollegiate websiteYou apply to Ormond with the expectation that you will get into university.

Application Process

Step 1 – Apply to Ormond College

Complete the online application via the Intercollegiate website.

Step 2 – Supporting Documents

Once you have submitted your application you will receive an acknowledgment email from us which will tell you how to submit your supporting documents and make the $75 application fee payment. Ormond requires the following supporting documents:

All Applicants

  • A one page written personal reference. There is no particular format and we don’t require anything more than one page.
  • Two passport-style photos (we do not need these if you provided a digital photo as part of your online application)
  • Your University of Melbourne course offer.

Undergraduate Applicants

  • Copies of your Year 12 reports.
  • A copy of your ATAR (or equivalent) notification, including subject scores.

Please note: If you are an Undergraduate Applicant who is in second or third year of University please provide your University transcripts in lieu of your Year 12 reports and ATAR.

Graduate Applicants

  • A copy of your University results.

Step 3 – Attend an Interview

Once your application is complete we will invite you to attend an interview with a member of our Learning and Community team. We are happy to arrange phone or Skype interviews for interstate and overseas applicants. The interview takes approximately 1 hour.

Step 4 – Application Outcome

We have two rounds of selection each year, one for Semester 1 (Feb) entry and one for Semester 2 (July) entry. If you are applying for Semester 1 entry you will receive the outcome of your Ormond application in January after the University has made VTAC offers. Semester 2 applicants will be notified in July.

Key Dates

Applications for Semester 1, 2018 entry will open on 1 August and close on 30 November.

More information

Read our FAQs or contact our Admissions team to discuss your Ormond College application. For information on non-residential membership into our community, visit our Non-Residents page.

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