non-school leaver entry query

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  1. ikanovica

    ikanovica Member

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    Hey guys, so I recently graduated high school.

    Due to some unforeseen circumstances that affected my final year of schooling performance, I hadn't performed as well as I would've like to,

    I will be however, studying biomedicine at the University of Melbourne, ive seen that some universities offer admission to "non-standard" students- i.e. students currently at university but looking to enrol into an undergraduate style course, im just wondering which universities offer these types of vacancies in Australia and what would I likely need to be doing- both academically and application wise (timing I guess) to gain admission.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Heya Ikanovica,

    Welcome to MSO! There's several universities that you can apply to, have a look here at A1's lovely entrance chart: [Undergrad] - 2017-18 Med schools Selection Criteria Y12s & Non-standards

    The bottom section is more specific to your enquiry with non-standard requirements. :)

    Out of curiosity, how come you chose to study biomed? Have you looked into job availability/graduate job opportunities?
     
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    Hey I had a look at the table but was more so after some more specific information about those institutions as the websites for them can be a little muddled and hard to follow but thank you.

    And to answer your question in full, I chose the university because of location, but chose the course for two silly reasons, for one I wasnt about to get myself involved in something like commerce on its own, and to be perfectly honest I would've taken biomed/comm at monash if it was closer to my location so I could use actuarial science as my backup plan. The other reason im sure not many others consider, Is that I dont really like having choice when It comes to subjects/pathways. Biomed was very rigid in its layout with almost all my subjects chosen for me. If youre wondering why I chose Bio over Sci, I initially made the decision because of cohort size- and again because of the freedom aspect. However, with the new changes to Melbourne's intake it seems the cohort is huge(900) so doesnt really add to the cohort feel.
     
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    What kind of specific information are you after? As in, extra-curriculum advice for JCU's application process, etc.?

    What would you do if you didn't get into medicine, would you be okay with the biomed degree? If you are, then I think it's fine as a backup degree. :)
     
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    Five unis Unsw, Monash, Adel, UTas, Curtin allow their own 1st/2nd year students to *compete* for transferring into Med. Since you are not going to one of these they are not relevant.

    Four unis JCU, JMP, WSU, Unsw accept non-standard applicants from any uni/degree. Look in the table in the Y12 section for these unis, then replace the ATAR requirement with GPA (or GPA+ATAR for Unsw) as described in the non-standard section. You get as much information as we can reasonably summarise.
     
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    Sorry for late reply, however, is JCU the only out of the bunch that do not require UMAT?
     
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    Yep, JCU is the only one out of the 9 unis that A1 listed that doesn't need the UMAT.

    From my understanding, unlike the other 7 unis, JMP and WSU have a UMAT hurdle for the interview (whether it be overall percentile and or section scores) e.g. I think JMP this year required a minimum of 50 in S2 and S3, and 58 in S3 (usually 60, but A1 can verify this). So if you met that criteria, you would've been offered a JMP interview. Plus for offers, JMP is 100% based on the interview (they don't look at UMAT anymore). For WSU, I think that offers are mostly based on interviews and a bit on the UMAT (A1 might need to check if this is true though).

    Good luck with it all! :)
     
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    Thank you for that, I just didn't want to resit the UMAT unnecessarily; however a hurdle seems far more of a viable option :)
    ill be sure to take it all onboard
     
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