Selection Data: what does it mean?

In the newspaper supplements and on the VTAC website you would have seen the selection standards for each course making offers through VTAC in the current year. The following is a break down about what the data means.

The data represents the selection standard for Round One, Undergraduate offers for 2016. This list will differ from last year’s data published in the printed VTAC Guide or CourseSearch.

All active courses are included in this table. Cancelled courses have been removed. For a complete list of course amendments refer to the ‘new, cancelled and amended courses’ page on the VTAC website.

What is selection data?

Selection data includes:

•    The clearly-in ATAR
•    The percentage below the clearly-in ATAR
•    The total number of offers made across all rounds.

Example selection data table

Example selection data table

The clearly-in ATAR

The clearly-in ATAR is the point at or above which all ranked (eligible) applicants who applied for a particular course were made an offer for that course.

The percentage of offers below the clearly-in ATAR

The percentage of offers below the clearly-in indicates the percentage of all current Year 12 ranked offers made to students with an actual ATAR lower than the clearly-in ATAR. For example:

If the percentage of offers below the clearly-in ATAR is 25 per cent, then 25 per cent of current Year 12 students with an actual ATAR lower than the clearly-in ATAR received an offer from that course.

The clearly-in ATAR is based on the actual ATAR a student receives. Offers made to applicants below the clearly-in ATAR take into account additional bonus points which an applicant may be eligible for as part of one of the many institutional access and equity schemes, subject bonus or regional access schemes.

This means, in some cases, the clearly-in ATAR may be lower than the previously published minimum ATARs on government and institutional websites.

Totals

The number of total offers indicates the number of offers made to all applicants across all rounds (including the early offer round or one of the many access and equity schemes).

These totals do not represent the number of places accepted by applicants or the number of places available within the course.

Year 12 Offers indicates the number of ranked offers made to all current year 12 students.

Total Offers indicates the number of offers made to all applicants across all rounds.

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