Selection and admission procedure
Admission: the act of admitting an applicant into a program or course of the University, following a successful application and acceptance of the offer of a place in the program.
Admission requirements: the requirements that an applicant must satisfy in order to be eligible for selection. Admission requirements comprise university entry requirements and program entry requirements.
Applicant: a person who applies for a place in a program or course of the University. An applicant becomes a student upon enrolment.
Cancellation of programs: where the decision is taken to discontinue a program.
Commencement date: the start date of the teaching period in which the applicant’s enrolment would commence.
Course: a unit of study in a program.
Deferment: an agreement to allow an applicant to defer taking up the place they have been offered until a later time.
Grade point average: a grade point average calculated on the four point scale used by RMIT University, or equivalent.
Program: the set of courses that are undertaken to qualify for an academic award.
Program entry requirements: the requirements that an applicant must satisfy in order to be eligible for selection for a particular program. To be eligible for selection for a program, an applicant must satisfy the program entry requirements in addition to the university entry requirements.
Extra requirements: some programs use extra requirements in addition to entry requirements. Extra requirements are activities an applicant must undertake to be eligible for selection, such an attending an interview, providing a folio of work, or submitting evidence of work experience.
Internal application: the process by which a current student of an RMIT University program may apply for another RMIT University program.
Offer: the offer of a place in a program or course to a successful applicant.
Partnered delivery: where a program is delivered in partnership with another institution or industry partner.
Selection: process of assessing applicants for programs and deciding which applicants will be made an offer of a place in the program.
Selection methodology: the methodology employed to decide how eligible applicants will be selected andmade an offer of a place in the program for which they have applied. In the case of programs where selection is competitive and applicants are ranked, selection methodology includes ranking methodology.
University entry requirements: the university-wide entry requirements that applicants must satisfy to be eligible for selection to each level of program offered by the University.[Previous: Supporting documents and information] [Next: Accountability]