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Make a PLAN: Once you get your year 12 results, then your preferences become clearer and you can plan your future.
Make a PLAN: Once you get your year 12 results, then your preferences become clearer and you can plan your future.

So the school year of 2020 is finally over, but for year 12 students the waiting begins.

Waiting for your marks, and the news of your preference success, and waiting for 2021 to tick over and your new life to begin.

Don't forget to list courses in the order you would most like to study them, with the course you most want to get into at the top.

If you're like year 12 student Liv, then the concept of not getting her first preference wasn't on her radar.

"We talked about it with the career advisors, but I'm so keen on nursing that I never thought about another option but La Trobe.

"It's close to home and I don't really want to do my first year at uni anywhere else. I suppose when I know my marks, I will also find out about my preference," Liv said.

If you get your first preference in an offer round, congratulations.

If you want to change your preferences and see if you get an offer for one of the other courses included on your preference list or maybe add a new course, it's easy to do by simply moving your offered course to the bottom of your preference list.

You can change your preferences if you need or want to, by logging in to your VTAC account using your VTAC ID and PIN. Don't make the mistake of listing your course preferences in the order you think you will get into them.

Selection authorities may make multiple offers to the same applicant, but you will only receive an offer for the highest offered course on your preferences.

Read the selection criteria carefully before adding any courses to your preference list, and contact the institution if you're not sure of the requirements.

Once you have received an offer you cannot delete that course from your preferences, however you can move it up or down your list, change the order of your other preferences or add new courses.To be safe, use the up and down arrows to re-order your preferences.

Don't forget to list courses in the order you would most like to study them, with the course you most want to get into at the top.

You can change your preferences as many times as you like, irrespective of whether or not you have already received an offer and enrolled or not.

If you have enrolled in a course and receive an offer in a subsequent offer round, all you need to do is contact the institution at which you have enrolled to withdraw.

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