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