Course Transfer

Apply for a course transfer if you want to change your enrolment to a new course, campus or mode

When to apply

Deadlines for submission of a course transfer to a faculty (Domestic) or Deakin International Admissions (International) are:

Course transfer submission deadline dates for International and domestic students.
TrimesterInternational studentsDomestic students
Trimester 2 202121 June 202129 June 2021
Trimester 3 202126 October 202129 October 2021
Trimester 1 202230 November 202130 November 2021

You can apply for a course transfer if you wish to:

  • Change courses
  • Change mode (between Cloud and campus)
  • Change campus (from one campus to another)
  • Change fee type (usually when a person obtains permanent residency)

Selection Criteria

Selection for course transfers is based on availability of places and academic performance.

Undergraduate students

Academic performance for Undergraduate students requires successful completion of a minimum of 4 units of study plus Weighted Average Mark (WAM) requirements detailed below:

Bachelor of Business (Sport Management) and Bachelor of Sport Development:

Students applying for course transfer to the Bachelor of Business (Sport Management) and Bachelor of Sport Development will normally need a minimum WAM of 65 to be considered for transfer.

The Course Director reserves the right to interview students whose background in sport, either in work history, sporting performance or voluntary involvement, is deemed to warrant consideration.

Course transfer - required scores

Campus Non-Law Courses Law Courses
Burwood 65 70
Geelong 60 65
Warrnambool 50 N/A
Cloud 50 60

Campus transfer - required scores

Campus Non-Law Courses Law Courses
Burwood 65 65
Geelong 60 60
Warrnambool No set min WAM N/A
Cloud No set min WAM 60

Transfer from Deakin Learning Centres into Commerce - required scores

Campus Required Score
Burwood 60
Geelong 50
Warrnambool 50
Cloud 50

Postgraduate Students

Postgraduate students are required to have achieved a standard progression rate of 60% (progression rate is calculated by all passed units/all attempted units) in order to be eligible for transfer.

Both Postgraduate and Undergraduate students must also meet normal selection criteria and standards (see online handbook) for the course they are applying to transfer to.

You must submit your Application for Course Transfer (PDF, 1.1 MB) form to

  • If your course transfer enrolment request has not been processed before the re-enrolment deadline, you must re-enrol in your existing course to avoid the late re-enrolment penalty fee.
  • If approved, a course transfer may increase the time it takes to complete your degree as all the units that you have completed so far may not count towards your new course.
  • If you are an international student, you should consider how a course transfer will affect your visa status.
  • Students transferring from a combined degree to a single degree (e.g. Arts/Law to Law), must transfer all units course grouped to the single component degree.
  • Students transferring from a single degree to a combined degree (e.g. Commerce to Engineering/Commerce), must transfer all units from the first degree, ie Commerce.
  • Students transferring from a single degree to another single degree (e.g. Arts to Commerce), can choose to bring across any passed units they choose (within course rules). This is also applies if a combined degree student transfers to a completely new combined degree, e.g.  Engineering/Commerce to Arts/Law.
  • Students can transfer from course A > B > A, but not back to B again. For example, Commerce > Commerce/Law > Commerce, but not back to Commerce/Law.
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