The SEAS application and submission of supporting SEAS documentation is now closed.
Although there is no way to submit a SEAS application or SEAS documentation after the closing date, there are other options available to you if you would like to add information to your course application about how your studies have been affected or disadvantaged by circumstances out of your control. This can be done through the VTAC Personal Statement.
The VTAC Personal Statement is an application found in your VTAC account when you login. Question 3 in the VTAC Personal Statement allows you to outline circumstances that have affected your academic performance. You can also post hard copy supporting documents to VTAC using the Personal Statement cover sheet.
The Personal Statement is not a replacement for SEAS. The Personal Statement is not equivalent to submitting a SEAS application, however it is an opportunity for you to outline impacting circumstances.
There are other special consideration and bonus schemes not part of SEAS. A number of institutions offer a series of programs targeted at specific circumstances and individuals. To see if you are eligible for any of these programs go to Other Schemes Outside SEAS page on the VTAC website.
What if I applied for SEAS online but I have not been able to supply my SEAS supporting documentation before the closing date?
If we receive your SEAS documentation after the closing date, we will still add it to your application so that course selection officers at institutions have access to it but only in the VTAC Personal Statement section. In this case you should also fill in the VTAC Personal Statement online. It will then be up to the selection officers at individual institutions to decide if they will take your circumstances into consideration.
What if something arises after the SEAS closing date that affects my studies?
If your education has been adversely affected after the SEAS closing date you have a couple of options:
– Complete the VTAC Personal Statement. Once again, you can mention any circumstances that may have had an adverse impact on your study through question 3 of the VTAC Personal Statement.
– If you’re a current Year 12 applicant, talk to your careers teacher. Your VCE Coordinator or careers teacher should be able to help you with identifying whether you are eligible to apply for any special provisions offered by the VCAA and help you to apply. You may be eligible to apply for ‘special provision’ (previously called ‘consideration of disadvantage’) with the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA).
The VCAA is the body in charge of curriculum in Victoria and the assessment of the later years of secondary schooling. For more information on ‘special provision’, visit the VCAA website here.
Note: The submission date for the Personal Statement online and supporting documentation is 5pm, Wednesday 9 November for Graduate Entry Teaching (GET) courses and 5pm, Friday 2 December for offers in January and February.