How to switch to Deakin

Switching from a different education provider to Deakin is easier than you think. That's true whether you're coming straight from another provider, or you've been out of study for a little while. You can even apply to have previous learning or work experience credited to your Deakin course.

Switching made simple

Follow these seven simple steps and you'll find that the transition to studying with Deakin is a breeze.

Find your course

Find the course you want to enrol in. Remember to check the entry requirements to ensure you’re eligible, and make sure the course has an intake during the trimester you’re interested in.

Find a course

Get your academic transcript

If you are currently (or were previously) studying at the tertiary level, contact your provider and ask them to supply a copy of your academic transcript. You’ll need this for the next step.


Apply for the course at Deakin following the correct instructions for the course type and let us know if you’re switching from a different provider. You’ll also need to submit the required documentation (this usually includes academic transcripts, work experience and personal statements).

Learn more about how to apply:

Undergraduate applications

Postgraduate by coursework applications

Research degree applications

International student applications

Accept your offer

We’ll process your application and check that you’re eligible for the course you nominated. If Deakin sends you an offer of admission, you’ll need to formally accept it.

Recognition of prior learning

Apply for recognition of prior learning. Depending on how much of your previous course you completed, you may be eligible to have credit applied to your new Deakin course. Some types of workforce experience are also eligible. Having credit applied to your Deakin course recognises learning you’ve already achieved, and can save you time and money.

Learn more about recognition of prior learning

Withdraw from your old course

If you’re switching from a different provider, remember to withdraw from your course there before the provider’s census date.


Finally, if you receive an offer, you'll be provided with all the information you need on how to enrol.

Need help?

If you need help making the switch to Deakin, get in contact with us.

For prospective student enquiries, email our myfuture team.