Submitting your Mid-Year application and not sure if you qualify for SEAS or special consideration? Read on, it may be easier than you think.
What is SEAS?
The Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) is for applicants who have experienced a long-term educational disadvantage. SEAS is an umbrella program run by most institutions.
Some institutions run their own schemes, these are referred to as Special Consideration schemes. A list of these can be found here on the VTAC website.
How to apply for SEAS?
There are 6 different categories within the application, for applicants to detail the disadvantage they have experienced.
Applicants can apply to all of the categories that are relevant to their situation. However the requirements for documentation, personal statements and Statements of Support must be fulfilled for each category.
How can SEAS help?
A SEAS application will take into consideration the circumstances of disadvantage experienced.
At an institutional level, each institution the applicant is applying to will assess the application, consider the circumstances and apply their selection policy.
A SEAS application does not change results or qualifications already achieved, it enables selection officers to consider the circumstances that may have affected your educational progress.
What doesn’t SEAS do?
Submitting a SEAS application doesn’t mean that you are exempt from meeting the selection requirements of the course. You will still be required to attend all interviews or auditions, sit any tests required, submit all folios and fill out required forms.
How does SEAS affect offers?
Submitting a SEAS application doesn’t mean that you are guaranteed an offer. Selection officers may take into consideration your educational disadvantage when ranking eligible applicants for a course.