Transferring to Deakin University - Domestic students

Your step-by step guide for transferring

Deakin College to Deakin University

Please see below your step-by-step guide for domestic students who are completing their Deakin College diploma in October 2023 and transferring to Deakin University in November 2023.

The following transfer criteria apply:

  • Complete and pass eight Deakin College diploma units
  • Achieve the Weighted Average Mark (WAM) required. This includes all units attempted in your most recent diploma at Deakin College, including any failed units.

Step 1

Submit your application

Click on the Application Form below and ensure this form is submitted before 5pm on 13 October 2023.

The form will take about 1 minute to complete. A chat box is also available at this site to assist you.

When completing the application:

  • Ensure all fields are completed including your email address. 
  • Click on the drop box to select your course/s. You will see all courses available.
  • The courses available and campuses on which they are offered vary each trimester. Please read the information provided carefully.

Please note: Immediately after submitting your application, Deakin University will send you an email acknowledging receipt of your application. If you do not receive the email, please email the Pathways team at Deakin University.

If you are not sure whether you have received a reply, search your email for the words “conditional offer”.

What next?

Your results will be forwarded to Deakin University.

Deakin College will forward your results to Deakin University on the day they are released.

If you sat for a deferred exam, your results will not be sent to Deakin University until the results are finalised. As a result, you may receive an email from the University advising that you have not been offered a place.

You should email the Pathways team at Deakin University to inform them that your results have not been finalised due to your deferred exam.

Step 2

Wait for your application outcome

By 20 October 2023 (for Trimester 3 2023 intake), Deakin University will send you an email outlining your application outcome regardless of whether you were offered a place or not.

If you do not receive an email by the next day, please email the Pathways team at Deakin University.

If you do not achieve a WAM of 50, please contact your Academic Coordinator at Deakin College.  If you achieve a WAM of  50 but do not meet the WAM required for your desired course, please change your course preference to a course or campus that has a lower WAM.

Step 3

Enrol at Deakin University

Please read your offer carefully. You must comply with the instructions in your offer, including how to enrol online. If you encounter any issues, please contact your Faculty as soon as possible.

You will also need to select your timetable yourself after you enrol, using STAR.

You can also now collect a Deakin University student ID card.

Step 4

Attend Orientation at Deakin University

Deakin University conducts an Orientation session specifically for graduating Deakin College students. This aims to address the differences in study styles and expectations between Deakin College and Deakin University, as well as assist Deakin College students to learn about Deakin Cloud and Deakin Sync.

Please also attend your Faculty Orientation.

Step 5

Start your classes at Deakin University

Congratulations! You are now ready to commence at Deakin University.

Trimester 3 2023 classes commence on Monday 6 November 2023.

Transfer guidelines: Deakin College to Deakin University

Students (Australian/Permanent Resident Students/Humanitarian Visa Holder/New Zealand citizens) who successfully complete their Diploma course at Deakin College and who meet the transfer criteria will be eligible to apply for a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) in second year of the relevant Deakin University undergraduate degree.

Transfer to some degrees requires specific Deakin College units to be completed in order to receive the appropriate credits.

Deakin College students who complete their Deakin College course within the normal timeframe for completion (based on full-time enrolment) are considered for entry to Deakin University courses on the basis of the conditions which applied at the time they commenced the Deakin College course.

Deakin College students who complete their Deakin College course in a timeframe beyond the normal completion period (based on full-time enrolment) are considered for entry to Deakin University courses on the basis of the conditions that are in place at the time they apply for entry to Deakin University.

Information sessions

Deakin University holds 'Transferring to Deakin University' information sessions towards the end of each trimester for students who will be completing their Deakin College Diploma.

You will be invited by email to the sessions.

More information