The Application - FAQ

 

This information is for undergraduate applicants. If you are a graduate applicant, please see the Graduate section of this website.

 

  

How do I apply?
The initial application is done online. Applications can be made through www.colleges.unimelb.edu.au or through our website www.ormond.unimelb.edu.au

Please ensure you complete all relevant fields.  

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, 2014.

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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What if I don’t have my VTAC number when I apply?
Ormond must have your VTAC number. If you make the application prior to receiving this number you MUST remember to send it in as soon as you receive it.
A VTAC number consists of 8 digits and a letter eg:  89309078L

Note: If you have already sent Ormond your university offer you are not required to send in a VTAC number.

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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. Please provide your personal email rather than your school email accounts.  

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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.

You might find it a good idea to preference them all as some other colleges take non-university of Melbourne students. If you receive an offer from another university you could still receive a college offer - as long as you have them listed as a 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?
Initially

  • Two passport-style photos
  • $75 application fee (non-refundable)
  • A one page reference (for more information click here)
  • Mid-year school report (for more information click here)

An application is complete once it has

  • End of year results
  • ATAR Score or equivalent (for more information click here)
  • University of Melbourne Offer (for more information click here)

If already university student we also require

  • University results (for more information click here)

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How do I make the application fee payment?
You make your payment by cheque or by credit card.  All major credit cards are accepted; please note we do not accept Amex.

If the above options are not available to you, you may pay by cash in person at Ormond College.

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What school reports do you require?
Ormond requires a copy of your, Semester 1, Year 12 (or 13) report and your end of Year 12 results. Most schools do not provide an end of Year 12 (or 13) report so results are fine. Reports with comments are highly preferable.

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What is Year 13?
Year 13 is the thirteenth and final year of compulsory education in the Australian Capital Territory, South AustraliaTasmania, New Zealand, Ireland and Norway.

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Do you need my ATAR? 
Your application to Ormond must be submitted before your final results are received. You are responsible for advising the College of your ATAR score (or equivalent), as soon as it is possible. Forward this to admisisons@ormond.unimelb.edu.au

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What if I have done the IB, OP or ‘A’ Levels?
If you have done the IB (International Baccalaureate), OP (Overall Position) or ‘A’ levels you must still send the end of year results in.

There is conversion charts for IB and OP.
Please send us the original score and the converted score.

More information about ATAR, IB, OP and VTAC offers can be found at http://www.vtac.edu.au/results-offers/y12-atar.html

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When do University offers come out?
Please visit  http://futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/ 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. We do not hold places for students who expect to receive an offer in the second round unless they are a NZ student. 

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What if I am a NZ student studying the Cambridge model?
New Zealand students studying the Cambridge model will not receive their university offer in the first round. We will hold a select number of places for these students but please do understand that if you are not made an offer at Ormond your chances of being placed through the Intercollegiate Pool are minimal. 

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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.

Current university students do not have to provide a VTAC number.

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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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When do applications close?
NO NEW APPLICATIONS WILL BE RECEIVED AFTER 30 NOVEMBER 2014.

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When all of the supporting documents are due?
The VTAC results are released on 15 December and the University offer will be made to most applicants in January. So on 30 November most applications will be missing these two documents. As soon as you get your VTAC results (ATAR) and your University offer you must send it in.

Please understand that you will be disadvantaged by not sending in required documents.

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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, however, these documents will most likely not be considered by Ormond when assessing your application. They may however put you at an advantage if your application is sent to the Intercollegiate Pool.

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Does everyone get offered an interview?

Yes. Once you have applied online and sent in the first four supporting documents as listed above 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?

Interviews for 2015 entry will be conducted on the following dates.

Once you have received the email offering you an interview you are required to contact the admissions office and book a suitable time

Sunday 17 August 2014 (Overseas, interstate and rural only)

Tuesday 23 September 
Thursday 25 September
Monday 29 September
Tuesday 30 September

Wednesday 1 October
Thursday 2 October
Friday 3 October

Monday 17 November
Tuesday 18 November
Wednesday 19 November
Thursday 20 November
Friday 21 November

Monday 8 December
Tuesday 9 December
Wednesday 10 December
Thursday 11 December
Friday 12 December

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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?
Offers will be made by email in the fourth week of January.

You will have approximately 48 hours to accept this offer. More information about offers will be available on the website closer to the time.

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How do you select students?
We have put together an FAQ to give you further information on how we select students.

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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.

For more information about what to do if you are unsuccessful can be found here.

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Apply now

Submit an application for Ormond using the online form on the Intercollegiate Office website.

Transitional Residence

Further information on Ormond's Transitional Residence Program, providing up to 20 additional places at Ormond in 2013.