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2013 Direct Applications
Stats for this week are as follows:

  • 5308 - direct applications received
  • 2095 - offers made
  •   127 - conditional offers made
TAC Offer Rounds
  • 17 - UAC undergraduate offers made
  • Next TAC offer round - UAC 5 December - 198 offers

Applicants wishing to submit documentation
If an applicant asks how to send documentation to Admissions, please check they have submitted an application before providing our email address docsadmission@acu.edu.au. If there is no record of a current application in SAAADMS, please ask the applicant to submit an online application and upload their documents.

Application process for admission to the dual programs in Master of Psychology/ PhD
Please note, there are two pathways into this course and admission is subject to School of Psychology supervision and resource availability. In addition it is important to note that both pathways require potential applicants to submit an application for the Master’s program through Student Connect (to Admissions) and the PhD component via Graduate Research.
The first pathway is to satisfy the entry requirements to commence the Master of Psychology (Clinical) and Doctor of Philosophy simultaneously. Applicants must first contact the School of Psychology to explore potential research areas, identify a potential PhD supervisor and write a brief research proposal. Following this, they may apply to Graduate Research for admission to the PhD, and apply simultaneously online for entry into the MPsych program.
Entry requirements to be met by applicants are as follows:

  1. four years of an accredited undergraduate Psychology sequence, comprising a first class Honours degree in Psychology or equivalent;
  2. for short-listed candidates, interview with the Selection Committee; and
  3. provision of two referee reports: one professional/personal and one academic.

The second pathway is for those already enrolled in the Master of Psychology (Clinical) who have completed successfully year 1 with a Distinction average across all subjects in that program. Applicants must first contact the School of Psychology to explore potential research areas, identify a potential PhD supervisor and write a brief research proposal. Upon successful completion of the first year of studies, candidates may then apply to Graduate Research for admission to the PhD program.
These programs were approved by Academic Board some years ago so they are officially dual degrees – however due to the nature of the two component programs (one coursework & one HDR), they require submission of two distinct applications – processed and approved in two separate ways.

Suspended Courses
Please note both the Bachelor of Theology and Bachelor of Theology/Bachelor of Social Work in Canberra have been suspended for 2013 entry. Applicants have been advised to review their preferences through UAC.

Master of Early Childhood Education
Student Centre staff: Please advise anyone enquiring about this course that it is expected to be removed from offer for 2013 entry very soon.

CD Forms
This Friday 30 November is the due date for anyone wishing to commence studies in 2013 after a period of deferment. Any forms received after this date will be contacted by email and asked to explain why they should be given special consideration for late acceptance.

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