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You can transfer to Deakin in a few simple steps, and fast track your degree using the study credit you’ve already earned.

 

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Why switch to Deakin

Deakin students are the most satisfied university students in Victoria. So why not join them? Whether you’re looking for a smoother online study experience, more flexibility or a better learning environment, a fresh start at Deakin can change the course of your study journey, and your career.

Choose from 300+ industry-led courses

Why waste another year in a degree you’re not passionate about? Find just the right course for you, and benefit from world-class facilities, industry-active teachers and a practical approach to learning that prepares you for the demands of your field.

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Study a degree built for online

At some universities, your online experience is an afterthought. But not at Deakin. Our online degrees are designed for remote delivery. You’ll have everything you need to succeed at your fingertips, from IT and personal support, to streamable lectures and study mentors.

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Fast track your degree

Through recognition of prior learning (RPL), you can reduce your tuition fees and study duration by turning your previous work and study experience into credit. If you’re transferring from another university, a successful RPL application allows you to pick up from where you leave.

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Applications are now open

The Deakin Application Portal has made applying for your ultimate course easier than ever. Plus, you can chat with our application experts on 1800 693 888 if you need support at any step.

How to transfer to Deakin

Make the switch in a few simple steps. If you have any questions along the way, call us on 1800 693 888 to get the support you need, fast.

  1. Find your course

    Find the course you want to transfer into. Read the entry requirements on the course page to make sure you’re eligible, and double check there’s an intake for the trimester you want to start studying in.

  2. Get your academic transcript

    If you’re currently or were previously studying at a tertiary level, contact your education provider and ask them to supply a copy of your academic transcript (with a key to results). You’ll need it when applying for your course and recognition of prior learning. In addition to your transcript, you'll also need to provide:

    • details of course structure and credit point weightings from your previous institution’s handbook or website
    • a unit outline or syllabus, including assessment requirements, credit point weighting of units and details of textbooks and references.
  3. Apply for your course and recognition of prior learning (RPL)

    Submit your RPL application while applying for your course in Deakin's Application Portal. You’ll be prompted to let us know if you’re applying for RPL, and you can have your RPL application assessed one of two ways:

    • General credit – tick ‘Yes’ in the RPL section of the applicant portal to have your application assessed for general credit.
    • Credit for specific units – to have specific units from your previous course assessed, complete and submit the RPL application form (available in the applicant portal) at the same time as your course application.

    While applying, there will be opportunities to upload the documents gathered in step two. If you're offered admission into a course at Deakin, your credit entitlement will be confirmed with your offer, or as soon as possible afterwards. Browse our how to apply pages for step-by-step instructions on course applications.

  4. Accept your offer and withdraw from your old course

    We’ll process your application and check that you’re eligible for the course you’ve applied for. Once Deakin sends you an offer of admission, you’re ready to formally accept it. At this point, it's a good idea to withdraw from your old course. You'll need to do this before your previous education provider's census date.

  5. Enrol

    When you receive your offer, you'll be provided with all the information you need to enrol. In the meantime, you can celebrate the start of your next exciting chapter.

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Applications

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How do I apply?

If you're currently in Year 12, or applying for multiple courses or campuses, you must apply through VTAC. If you're applying direct to Deakin, first register and create an account on our application portal. For full details on how to complete your application, head to the how to apply page.

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When do applications open?

Applications are now open. Not all courses are open at each application intake, so please check the relevant course page for full details. Learn more about how to apply.

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I'm having trouble creating an account on the application portal. How do I register?

If you've previously registered your details through the application portal, you won't be able to register again with the same email. If you don't remember your login details, don't worry – just contact Student Central on 03 9244 6333 or submit an enquiry online. You can also visit the application portal assistance hub for further support.

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What should I include in my personal statement?

Think of a personal statement like a job application cover letter. It should outline your motivation towards studying, your previous education and employment history, and how this course can assist your career aspirations or progression.

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Can I get help to write my personal statement?

Yes! Our Prospective Student Enquiry Centre can provide you with step-by-step guidance on the application process. Get in touch on 1800 693 888 to chat to one of our friendly advisers and make sure you have all your questions answered.

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Do I have to provide a personal statement?

It'll depend on the course you're applying for and its specific entry requirements. Either way, it will strengthen your chances of being offered a place at Deakin in your desired course. Check the entry requirements on the relevant course page for more information.

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How does a mature-age student apply?

If you're applying for more than one course in Trimester 1 you'll need to apply through VTAC. If you're applying for one course only, or multiple courses in Trimesters 2 and 3, you can apply direct to Deakin. Use our course finder to check entry requirements for your chosen course.

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What is special consideration?

Special consideration acknowledges the hard work you've put in to get to uni, while recognising what you could have achieved if your circumstances were different. A successful application can adjust your rank. This means you can be offered a place in a course at Deakin, with a lower rank than would usually be required.

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How do I apply for special consideration?

Applying for special consideration is simple, and in some cases, you won't need to provide any details outside of your course application. The process is different for each VTAC category, or Deakin's programs, so please visit the relevant special consideration page for step-by-step instructions on how to apply.

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What is SEAS?

VTAC's Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) is for those who may not have been able to reach their full potential for study due to a range of challenging factors. SEAS enables institutions to consider the circumstances you've experienced and their impact on your studies when making selection decisions.

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What are SEAS aggregate points?

The Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) adds points to your aggregate to reflect the level you may have achieved if your circumstances had been different. This can increase your chance of receiving an offer but does not guarantee it. Deakin will give a maximum of 15 aggregate points per applicant.

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Are SEAS or subject adjustment points added directly onto my ATAR?

No, adjustments or bonus points are added to your aggregate score, not your ATAR. Your total aggregate score is then converted into your ATAR.

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I have submitted an application through VTAC, can I also submit an application directly to Deakin?

It depends on the course/s you're applying for, but generally, no. Get in touch with our Prospective Student Enquiry Centre on 1800 693 888 or via live chat to discuss your options.

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Can you tell me if I'm definitely eligible before I apply?

Unfortunately not. Multiple factors are taken into consideration when an application is being assessed. This includes individual course requirements, which are subject to change, and the quality and size of the cohort of the year or trimester you're applying in.

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When will I hear back about my application?

The general turnaround time for direct applications to Deakin is two to four weeks from submission. You can check the progress of your application by logging into the applicant portal. If you applied through VTAC your offers will be released in rounds.

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How do I find out my application status?

Once you've submitted your application successfully, you can log back into the application portal to check the progress of your application.

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When can I expect my offer?

Direct offers from Deakin are generally sent out two to four weeks post application. You can check the status of your application at anytime by logging into the application portal.

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Will my first preference still be considered if I receive an offer for a lower preference?

Yes, whether you're applying through VTAC or directly to Deakin, you may still be considered for your first or higher-preferred courses regardless of whether you've accepted, declined or deferred an offer for a lower preferred course.

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What support is available to help me complete my application?

Get the best tips, advice and knowledge from our how to apply webinar series. Otherwise, our Prospective Student Enquiry Centre can provide you with step-by-step guidance on the application process. Get in touch on 1800 693 888 to chat with one of our friendly advisers and make sure you have all your questions answered.

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Can I include references in my application?

Yes, you can! References are required for our MBA but are also welcome for other course applications. If you don't have an academic record, a written reference is considered to be a strong supporting document. Keep in mind, references may enhance your application but don't guarantee entry.

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Will references help my application?

A reference is considered to be a supporting document. If it provides more context about your work or life experience, it may enhance your application but will not guarantee you entry.

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Do I have to apply via VTAC if I'm not in Year 12?

If you're applying for more than one course in Trimester 1, you'll need to apply through VTAC. If you're applying for one course only, or multiple courses in Trimesters 2 and 3, you can apply direct to Deakin. Use our course finder to check entry requirements for your chosen course.

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I didn't complete Year 12. Can I still apply?

Yes, if you've completed either Year 12 equivalent studies, such as a TAFE, VET or a private provider program, or have relevant work experience you can still apply to study at Deakin. Get in touch with our Prospective Student Enquiry Centre on 1800 693 888 to discuss your options.

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How do I apply for a scholarship?

Each Deakin scholarship has a unique set of entry requirements – be sure to check the individual scholarship page for full details on how to apply, as well as our top tips for scholarship applications.

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At what stage of the application process should I apply for a scholarship?

This depends on which scholarship you are applying for. To give yourself the best chance of success, browse the available scholarships and check the eligibility requirements. Make sure you pay close attention to the closing date for each scholarship as we cannot accept late applications, unfortunately.

Find out more about how to apply for a scholarship.

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Will I find out if I'm successful for a scholarship prior to getting an offer?

The application timeline for each Deakin scholarship is different – be sure to check the individual scholarship page for full details on dates and how to apply. You can also check out our top tips for scholarship applications.

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Do I need to provide certified transcripts with my application?

If you're applying as a domestic student, you won't need to provide certified documentation. However, if you've had a name change or change of status (i.e. residency) certified documents for these will be required.

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How long can I take to complete my degree?

At Deakin, you can switch between part-time and full-time study and set your own pace throughout your education. How long it takes will vary depending on the course you're interested in. Check the course page for details.

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Contact us

Apply with confidence. We're committed to giving you the guidance you need throughout the application process.

Domestic students
1800 693 888
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International students
+61 3 9034 6205
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