Current ACU students can apply to transfer under the following categories:
- from one program to another program at the same level, offered at the same or another campus
- from a Certificate or higher level program to another program at the same level or a bachelor degree level course, offered at the same or another campus
- within a program, from a fee-paying to a Commonwealth-supported place
- within a program, from one campus to another campus
- within a postgraduate program, from a Commonwealth-supported place to a fee-paying place.
Eligibility and selection
To be eligible to apply for a transfer you must:
- have successfully completed at least one unit in your current course, and
- meet the entry requirements for the course at the campus to which you are applying.
Transfer applications are considered on the basis of academic merit and against all other applicants to the same course/campus, based on the relevant 'entry score' for admission in the previous year. To be eligible you must have a score equivalent to the minimum 'rank' required for normal entry in the previous year to the course and campus to which you are applying to transfer. Your 'entry score' is calculated based on your current University GPA and a minimum of two units (20 credit points) is required to calculate such a score. If you do not satisfy the entry requirements based on this score, your previous entry score will then be used to check your eligibility to transfer.
How to apply and closing dates
To apply for a transfer you must submit your request through Student Connect.
Applications to transfer in Semester Two 2013 will open on April 10, 2013 and close on 30 June 2013.
Note: If you are completing your current course this study period and want to study another ACU course you need to submit a new application through the relevant application process.
If you change your mind after submitting a transfer request, and prior to the processing date, you must cancel your request in Student Connect. If it is after the processing date, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to advise your intent as soon as possible.
Processing and notification of application outcome
Transfer applications are processed after results for the relevant study period are released. If you submitted your transfer application prior to the release of results, you will receive notification of the outcome of your application with two weeks of the results release date. Applications received after this date will be processed and the outcome notified on a progressive basis.
You will be advised of the outcome of your transfer application via your ACU student email address.
Important: ALL correspondence relevant to the management of your studies is sent to your ACU student email account. It is therefore a condition of your enrolment at ACU that you check this account regularly. No waivers or consideration will be given for any penalties incurred based on you not reading your ACU student email.
Requirements if transfer is approved
If your transfer is approved, any enrolment (including tutorial allocation) in a future study period will be deleted as part of the course/campus transfer process. Therefore you need to ensure you enrol in units, and select tutorials, for the new course/campus as soon as you receive email confirmation of your transfer approval.
You are also required to complete a new Request for Commonwealth support and HECS HELP form if you change courses.
Transferring from a dual degree to a single degree
If you are studying a dual degree and want to transfer to one of the single degree programs, you need to submit an Application to Transfer from a Dual Degree to the Single Degree (DDT) online form.
- To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, a holder of an Australian permanent residence visa or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.
- If you are enrolled as an international fee-paying student and have been granted permanent residency status (permitted to stay in Australia indefinitely), you can submit a Notification of Permanent Residency Status (PR) form to be transferred to a Commonwealth supported place (for undergraduate students) or a domestic fee-paying place (for postgraduate students).
- If you are an international student you can apply for a course and/or campus transfer (you cannot apply to transfer your fee status) through the My Enrolment tab on Student Connect. Your application will be processed by the International Office.
- Rule 13 of the Admission Rules.