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Victoria coronavirus disruption causes leap in university applicants citing ‘difficult circumstances’

More than half of all Victorian Year 12 students have applied for special consideration in their university applications, due to the impacts of remote learning and the Covid-19 pandemic.



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Applications citing difficult circumstances have more than tripled this year as Victorian students struggled with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, bushfires and remote learning.

More than 30,000 Year 12 students have applied for category four of the state’s special entry access scheme (SEAS), categorised as “difficult circumstances”, which applies to their university entry and includes the disruptions of remote learning.



a public transit bus on a city street: RMIT University in Melbourne. Sixty per cent of Victoria’s year 12 students applying for university are seeking special consideration because of Covid-related difficulties.


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RMIT University in Melbourne. Sixty per cent of Victoria’s year 12 students applying for university are seeking special consideration because of Covid-related difficulties.

In 2019, only 10,016 students applied for the same category.

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Onward and upward.

No, Rutgers did not crack the AP Top 25 poll following the 38-27 win on Saturday over Michigan State.

But the Scarlet Knights are trending up in USA TODAY’s ranking of college football programs.

In fact, Rutgers was the third-biggest climber this week, behind only Indiana and Purdue.

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Purdue is up to No. 44, a rise of 34 spots, after beating Iowa, 24-20, on Saturday.

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