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Latrobe Uni ASPIRE Early Admissions now open!
Early entry, mentoring and capped fees for young CFA volunteers!
Now open to mature age students with pre-registration available for year 10 & 11s
Applications closing August 31st 2016
Last year, La Trobe made offers to 1683 students through its Aspire program, an early admissions scheme that is open to domestic Year 12 students who volunteer in their community. The popular program has doubled in size since it started in 2014, with students receiving offers well before their ATARs are released.
In 2016, 686 Aspire students received first-round offers for La Trobe University courses, up from 491 in 2015. CFA volunteers make up the largest portion of applicants.
The program, which partners with the CFA, St John Ambulance and the Duke of Edinburgh Awards, also includes pre-exam lecture revision, mentor support from a student ambassador and early access to all La Trobe University’s libraries.
While the program was designed to reward community-minded students, La Trobe said its figures showed Aspire students out-performed their ATAR-entry peers.
Data taken from the first-year Aspire intake in 2015 shows the majority of students who participate in community service are good academic performers at university. Aspire 2015 students in all ATAR brackets achieved slightly higher marks than their peers.
Community-minded students, particularly in regional areas, deserve the recognition and the incentive of an early offer that a program like Aspire provides,” said the Vice Chancellor
“As well as supporting the development of the students’ future leadership skills, the program is attracting the type of students La Trobe University is proud to call our own.
“It’s a win-win for the student and the university.”
Aspire students achieve very similar, if not better marks to their classmates, who are accepted into university based on their ATARs.