MANY Wimmera students are celebrating their acceptance into university after tertiary education offers were released yesterday.
They were among more than 57,000 Victorian students who received offers to study at university, TAFE or independent tertiary institutions this year.
Universities issued 0.5 per cent more offers than last year, which included a 14 per cent increase in the number of students accepted into agricultural courses.
Former St Brigid's College school captain Caitlyn Surridge was accepted into her first course preference a science degree at the University of Melbourne.
She said despite her Australian Tertiary Admission Rank of 91.50 clearing the course entry requirements, she was anxious until she received her offer.
"I was a little bit nervous to get my offer but nowhere near as nervous as when I got my score," she said.
"It is really exciting because I know in a month or so I will be at university and starting a new chapter in my life.
"I am not 100 per cent sure what I want to do so this course offers me a good starting point and I can do a two-year masters degree from there."
Goroke P-12 College principal Joy Forbes encouraged students to accept their university offers.
She said students who were unhappy with their offers could speak to their school's careers adviser.
"If they have received an offer they wanted, they need to accept that as soon as possible," she said.
"If they have not received the offer they wanted there is a second round of offers that will come in.
"If they don't get into any of the courses they want, they should look at ways to transfer into a course because there are back doors into courses.
"There is also the opportunity to apply to TAFE and get credits to a course that can be started next year."
Round two offers will be released on February 6