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

Change of preference will be open at the following times for 2020 semester one entry. 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
5 August (9am) – 14 December (4pm)
Closes for Vic and Qld CY12 only
for all other CY12 applicants it remains open to 20 December (4pm)
18 December (December offer round domestic)
Victoria and Queensland only
18 December (4pm) –  20 December (4pm) 15 January 2020 (January offer round domestic)
2 January 2020 (10am) – 2 January 2020 (4pm)
IB applicants only: COP remains open until 4 January 2020 (4pm)
15 January 2020 (January offer round domestic)
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
5 August (9am)– 14 December (4pm) December offer round international
Victoria and Queensland only
18 December (4pm) – 2 January 2020 (4pm)
IB applicants only: COP remains open until 4 January 2020 (4pm)
January offer round 1 international
7 January 2020 (4pm) – 8 January 2020 (4pm) January offer round 2 international
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
18 November (10am) – 20 December (4pm) 15 January 2020 (January offer round domestic)
2 January 2020 (10am) – 2 January 2020 (4pm) 15 January 2020 (January offer round domestic)
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!  Visit us at Info Day, call us on 1800 FED UNI (1800 333 864) or chat with us online, Mon to Fri, 8am – 6pm.

Extended hours:
We are extending our availability to you during December.  Call or chat with us at the following additional times:

Thursday 12 December8am - 8pm
Friday 13 December8am - 8pm
Wednesday 18 December8am - 8pm
Saturday 21 December10am - 4pm
Sunday 22 December10am - 4pm