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Respond to your offer

Respond to your offer

You have three options to respond to your offer: accept and enrol, defer, or decline.

Accept and enrol

To accept and enrol in your course at Deakin, follow these steps:

  1. Activate your Deakin account by creating a username and password

  2. Plan your course by viewing your course map in the University Handbook

  3. Enrol for the first time in StudentConnect

Proceed to the following pages for detailed information about how to complete these three steps.


If you need to, you can postpone starting your course at Deakin. This is called deferring – it allows you to keep your place at university for up to two years for domestic students, or one year for international students. If you intend to defer, you should not enrol in your course. If you are interested commencing study in a future study period, learn how to defer your offer depending on your offer type.


If you have questions about your offer or you're unsure if you will accept, we're here to support you. You can speak with one of our student advisers who can help you decide. If you decide you would like to decline your offer, please notify us using the online form.

Multiple offers

If you’ve received multiple offers from Deakin, now is the time to decide which course you want to enrol in. You will only be permitted to study as a full-time student in one course, or potentially part-time in two courses (subject to approval). It is important that you choose which offer/s you’re going to accept, and defer or decline your other offers. Remember that if you accept and enrol in a course but then change your mind and take up a new offer (at Deakin or elsewhere), you need to withdraw from the first course so you don’t incur any fees for it.