From Deakin College to Deakin University: Your next steps

Congratulations – You have made an excellent pathway choice in Deakin College. We are very excited to welcome you to the University once you have successfully completed your studies with Deakin College.

Step 1: Meet the entry requirements

You will need to meet the entry requirements for your Deakin University degree by successfully completing your Deakin College studies with the minimum required WAM relevant to your course. There may be other entry requirements specific to your circumstances, you can find these in your Letter of Offer. Study hard and always look towards the end goal of your dream career.

  • If you are a Foundation student transferring into a first year of a Deakin degree, you can visit this page to check the WAM requirements for guaranteed entry.
  • If you are a Diploma student transferring into a Deakin degree, you can visit this page to check the WAM requirements for guaranteed entry.
  • Visit the Deakin College Important Dates page to check the release dates of your final results.

Step 2: Receive your Confirmation of Transfer Letter

You should receive your Confirmation of Transfer Letter within two weeks of your final results being released by Deakin College. If you have requested to change your Deakin University course or intake, check that the new information in your Letter is correct. If it isn’t, contact the Deakin International Admissions team.

Step 3: Accept your place at Deakin University

Your Confirmation of Transfer Letter will contain a section called ‘To accept this offer’. Follow the instructions in this section to accept your place at Deakin University.

Already accepted your place at Deakin University?

If you have already completed the above steps and are looking for information about what comes next, visit this page for more information.

Find out more about enrolment, fees and Orientation

Transferring from Deakin College to Deakin University: information session for international students

A Deakin International team member will be available to respond to your questions about transferring to Deakin University:

T1 completed students: 3–4pm Wednesday 27 April 2022
T2 completed students: 3–4pm Wednesday 24 August 2022
T3 completed students: 3–4pm Wednesday 14 December 2022

Book your information session

Credit transfer and recognition

You will receive credit points towards your Deakin degree for each unit successfully completed in your Diploma course at Deakin College, up to a maximum of eight credit points. Additional credit may be granted where applicable. Specific credit points will be determined at the time of enrolment. The total credit and duration may change depending on which major(s) you have chosen.

Students who have only completed the Deakin College Foundation program will proceed directly into the first year of their Deakin University course, with no additional credit granted.

Please note that if you wish to change your degree at Deakin University, your credit points will be re-assessed, and you will be given the appropriate number of credit points. If you decide to transfer to a different degree not relevant to your course from Deakin College, you may not be eligible for credit exemptions. Please contact Deakin University International Admissions to request a copy of the Deakin University Amendment Form.


Deakin University offers a wide range of scholarship opportunities to support our students. Depending on eligibility, you may be automatically considered for many of these scholarships when Deakin University sends you your Confirmation of Transfer Letter. For other scholarships – like our prestigious Deakin Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship and Deakin International Scholarship – you will need to submit an application to be considered.

You can use our Find a scholarship tool to discover which opportunities you might be eligible for.

Frequently asked questions

I would like to change my course and/or campus at Deakin University. How can I do this?

Go to Deakin College Reception and make an appointment to talk with a Student Adviser about any changes to entry requirements and credit transfer into your preferred course.

Once in your final trimester you can fill out and submit the Deakin College to Deakin University Amendment Form. Please contact Deakin University International Admissions to request a copy of this form.

I have received my final results, and met the entry requirements, but I have not received my Confirmation of Transfer Letter from Deakin University. What do I do?

Deakin University International Admissions will email your Confirmation of Transfer Letter within two weeks of the release of your Deakin College final results. Keep checking your email until two weeks have passed – the letter will likely arrive soon. You can check release dates for your final results on the Deakin College important dates page.

To contact you and to send your Confirmation of Transfer Letter, Deakin University will use the email address that you provided to Deakin College. If your email has changed, make sure Deakin College has your latest details.

Check your email settings and junk mail folders to see if the Confirmation of Transfer Letter accidentally ended up there. If you still haven’t received your Confirmation of Transfer Letter, contact Deakin University International Admissions directly.

I want to discuss my major/find out what subjects I will be studying at Deakin University next trimester. What should I do?

Refer to this page for information about the enrolment and subject selection process, and resources.

I won’t be able to attend the Orientation week for international students. What should I do?

Orientation week is held online and on all Deakin Campuses, every intake. It is a critical part of your induction to Deakin University. Please arrange your schedule to ensure that you can attend.

I want to defer (delay) my commencement at Deakin University to a later intake than the one stated on my Confirmation of Enrolment (COE). What should I do?

As you are on a package course visa, deferment may affect your student visa.

Approval for deferring your studies can only be granted due to compelling or compassionate circumstances that are beyond your control. Examples of compassionate or compelling circumstances could be:

  • Serious illness or injury, where a medical certificate states that you are unable to attend classes.
  • Bereavement of close family members such as parents or grandparents (if possible, a death certificate should be provided).
  • Major political upheaval or natural disaster in your home country requiring emergency travel and impacting on your ability to study.
  • A traumatic experience that impacts your ability to study, for example involvement in, or witnessing of, a serious accident; or witnessing or being the victim of a serious crime (where possible, a psychologist’s report should be provided).

DHA (Department of Home Affairs) may cancel a student visa if they believe the grounds for deferral are not genuine. For enquires regarding your student visa, please contact DHA.

Deferment related to COVID-19: Deakin University understands the ongoing disruption and uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and related border restrictions. If you wish to delay your commencement due to COVID related reasons, Deakin will allow you to defer for one trimester.

To seek approval for deferral from Deakin University, please:

  • complete the Deakin College to Deakin University Amendment Form;
  • provide supporting documentation for the compelling or compassionate circumstances affecting you, and
  • contact Deakin International Admissions with the above documents and explain the compelling or compassionate circumstances affecting you.

Have other questions or need help?

If you have questions about your current course at Deakin College, or would like to enquire about changing your current Deakin College to Deakin University pathway package, contact Deakin College via your Deakin College Student Portal or enquiry page.

If you have any further questions about transferring to Deakin University, please get in touch with Deakin International Admissions.

Deakin University
Phone: 03 9251 7757