Terms & Conditions

By enrolling in the ACU July School, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. You should read them carefully and we recommend you save a copy of them for your reference.

1. Application procedure

2. Academic entry requirements

3. Offer Procedures

4. Payment procedure

5. Accommodation

6. Social program

7. Visa

8. Travel and Health Insurance

9. Cancellation Policy

10. Attendance

11. Code of conduct and liability

1. Application procedure

1.1. Applicants must complete the online application and provide all supporting documentation. For any application queries email the July School Co-ordinator. Only applications that include all required documents will be considered.
1.2. Applicants who submit their application agree with these general terms and conditions of the ACU July School.
1.3. Applications will be considered as they are received. The closing date for applications is March 31, 2017.
1.4. ACU reserves the right to request additional documents if required for the selection process.
1.5 An Offer letter will be sent to successful applicants within 2-3 weeks of the closing date for applications.


2. Academic entry requirements

Entry requirements are based on your educational background and English language proficiency. It is the applicant’s responsibility to speak to your Academic Advisor at your home institution to ensure that units studied at ACU can be credited back to your course if required.
The ACU July School is open to international students who meet the following entry requirements:
2.1. Completion of one full year of study at university level normally with a credit grade average.
2.2. English entry requirements
2.2.1. Applicants must demonstrate their language proficiency in English by providing evidence of one of the following English language test scores:
* IELTS: 6.0; 6.0 for Writing and Speaking; 5.5 for Reading and Listening;
* TOEFL IBT: 79; 22 for Writing;
* TOEFL PBT: 550; 59 for Writing;
* TOEFL CBT: 213; 25 for Writing;
* ACU English Language Test: C.
2.2.2. Exemptions for the English entry requirements may be granted to students who can provide evidence that they have successfully completed at least one full-time year of study in secondary or higher education where the medium of study was English. (students will not be required to provide further evidence of English proficiency)


3. Offer Procedures

3.1. Applicants who meet the entry requirements will receive an Offer Letter to the ACU July School that details the unit(s) to be studied and the accommodation to be provided. You will also receive an Acceptance and Payment Advice form.
3.2. Applicants are advised to sign and return the Offer Acceptance and Payment Advice form on or before the due date and include proof of payment.
3.3. The Offer Acceptance and Payment Advice form is an invoice that specifies the fees payable for tuition and accommodation and the due date for payment.
3.4. If a unit is full or no longer available, the ACU July School will offer a reasonable alternative or approve the withdrawal from the ACU July School with reimbursement of tuition fees and accommodation fees in accordance with the Cancellation Policy and Refund Process.  However, any additional costs incurred, such as for travel arrangements or visa application fees will not be reimbursed.


4. Payment procedure

You can pay your fees using any of the following payment methods:

4.1 Credit card (AMEX, MasterCard, Visa)
4.2 International bank transfer (Please be aware that payment by international bank transfer will take a longer time to process and may delay your application).
4.3 Australian bank transfer if you are currently residing in Australia
4.4 Bank cheque or international bank draft made payable to Australian Catholic University.


5. Accommodation

5.1. Accommodation for students will be provided by the ACU July School if required. Details will be provided with your Offer letter.
5.2. Accommodation options will vary, however the usual option will be single bedrooms with shared bathrooms in an apartment with 4- 6 students in total. All apartments have cooking and laundry facilities and Wi-Fi access.
5.3. Most students will be placed in an accommodation facility located close to the Sydney city centre.  If the number of applications for accommodation exceeds the number of rooms available, alternative accommodation of similar quality will be offered at another facility.


6. Social program

6. Social program
6.1. The social program is an optional part of the ACU July School for which additional fees may be charged after arrival.
6.2. If due to unforeseen circumstances the planned activities cannot take place, ACU July School will do its best to offer a reasonable alternative or reimburse the fee for that specific activity.


7. Visa

7.1. Students are responsible for arranging their own entry visa.  In most cases students should apply for a visitor visa which is valid for three months.  Information about Australian immigration requirements can be found at the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.
7.2. If a visa application is rejected, fees paid to ACU may be refunded in accord with the Cancellation Policy and Refund Process.


8. Travel and Health Insurance

8.1. All students are strongly advised to take out personal travel and health insurance cover.
8.2. Students are responsible for arranging their own insurance.


9. Cancellation Policy

9.1. If a student has been accepted to the ACU July School and has paid the tuition fees, but due to unforeseen circumstances needs to cancel, the following refunds will be given:
9.1.1. Cancellation before 16 May: 100% of total fees will be refunded
9.1.2. Cancellation on/before 30 May: 50% of total fees will be refunded
9.1.3. Cancellation on/before 1 June: no refund will be given
9.2. If a unit is full or no longer available, the ACU July School will offer a reasonable alternative or approve the withdrawal from the ACU July School with reimbursement of tuition fees and accommodation fees.  However, any additional costs incurred by the student such as travel arrangements or visa applications will not be reimbursed.


10. Attendance

10.1. Students are expected to attend all classes and class excursions. Not meeting this requirement may result in failing a unit or termination of enrolment from the ACU July School.
10.2. Any breach of University standards of academic honesty will be dealt with in accordance with the principles set out in the ACU Framework for Academic Honesty and ACU Academic Honesty Policy.
10.3. Students will be issued a transcript from the University which includes details of grades achieved in the subjects studied.
10.4. Students are responsible for making arrangements for the transfer of credits to their home university.


11. Code of conduct and liability

11.1. Students are required to comply with the academic rules and regulations of Australian Catholic University. Students must also comply with the rules and regulations of the specific accommodation provider and with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations of Australia.  In case of violation by the student, the ACU July School has the right to terminate the student’s participation in the program.  In the case of termination, no refund will be given to the student.