THE future has become clearer for year 12 graduates around central Victoria, after they received an offer to study at university.
Hundreds were offered a round one place at university, including about about 900 at the Bendigo campus of La Trobe University.
Brianna Harris and Gemma Ritchie were among those accepted into courses at the university.
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A Catherine McAuley College graduate, Ms Harris will study a double degree in nursing and midwifery.
She already had a conditional offer to her course, but said it was a relief to have her plans confirmed.
"The year was really crazy. I think it was finally that relief, everything's settled a bit. It's a bit more certainty, we know where we're going next year," Ms Harris said.
"It was a bit of a crazy year, but we got through it and so we got the rewards, so it's all worked out."
Ms Ritchie was also relieved, after her conditional offer for a Bachelor of Business was confirmed.
She chose the course after finding she loved the problem solving, report writing and numbers involved in accounting subjects.
Ms Ritchie said she was set on Bendigo study, because the city was home to all her family and friends.
"After this year it's definitely beneficial to be comfortable here and make sure that I'm set up," Ms Ritchie said.
"It was a challenge learning from home, being in front of the computer all the time, but it'll definitely put us in good stead for this year."
La Trobe deputy vice chancellor Richard Speed said enrolment numbers remained strong despite the university's changes to course structure and the federal government's changes to fees.
Professor Speed said the university hadn't seen any adverse effects on enrolments from a proposed restructure of its Bendigo courses.
He said students had also continued to enrol in courses affected by the federal government's tertiary changes, which will see the cost of humanities study more than double.
"The students' commitment to what they wanted to study has driven their choices perhaps rather than the price of the degree," he said.
Professor Speed said first-year students would likely be well-equipped to manage their own study, after learning from home.
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