Change of preference

VTAC applicants now have the freedom to change their preferences. Change of preference (COP) periods will occur between each offer round which means if you change your mind, you can change your preference. It's as simple as 1, 2, 3.

1. Know your ATAR

Did you apply for SEAS through VTAC? If so, check the potential impact a SEAS application could have on your ATAR with our online SEAS calculator. This will give you an estimate of your adjusted ATAR, by answering just a few simple questions. No SEAS? No problem. Look for a courses that you have met the ATAR requirements for.

2. Find your course and its ATAR

Browse the ATAR required for Federation courses in Course Finder, and see what you may be eligible to receive an offer in. Remember that you must also meet prerequisites and any essential requirements for entry (interview, audition etc) as detailed in Course Finder. ATAR cut-offs can move between offer rounds, so give us a call if you are unsure of your chances; we are here to help.

3. Change your preference

Once you’ve found the course that you want to change your preference to:

  • Log in to VTAC.
  • Open your course preference list.
  • Add, delete or reorder your preferences, with the course you most want at the top, and submit your changes.

This can only be done via VTAC in the time frames below:

Change of preference windows

Remaining change of preference windows for 2020 semester one entry are below. Visit the VTAC website for full change of preference information and the complete list of important dates.

Current Year 12 (Domestic students)

Change of preference window Eligible for offers on
16 January 2020 (10am) – 24 January 2020 (4pm) 3 February 2020 (February offer round 1 domestic)
4 February 2020 (10am) – 4 February 2020 (4pm) 10 February 2020 (February offer round 2 domestic)
11 February 2020 (10am) – 12 February 2020 (4pm) 17 February 2020 (February offer round 3 domestic)
18 February 2020 (10am) – 19 February 2020 (4pm) 24 February 2020 (February offer round 4 domestic)

Current Year 12 (International students)

Change of preference window Eligible for offers in
10 January 2020 (4pm) – 13 January 2020 (4pm) January offer round 3 international
16 January 2020 (10am) – 16 January 2020 (4pm) January offer round 4 international
20 January 2020 (4pm) – 21 January 2020 (5pm) January offer round 5 international

Non Year 12 applicants

Change of preference window Eligible for offers on
16 January 2020 (10am) – 24 January 2020 (4pm) 3 February 2020 (February offer round 1 domestic)
4 February 2020 (10am) – 4 February 2020 (4pm) 10 February 2020 (February offer round 2 domestic)
11 February 2020 (10am) – 2 February 2020 (4pm) 17 February 2020 (February offer round 3 domestic)
18 February 2020 (10am) – 19 February 2020 (4pm) 24 February 2020 (February offer round 4 domestic)

Want to discuss your options?


We are here to help!  Call us on 1800 FED UNI (1800 333 864) or chat with us online, Monday to Friday, 8 am – 6 pm.