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Our preferred method of communication is via email. Please send enquiries to admissions@acu.edu.au as we are not always able to take phone calls. The Admissions inbox is monitored by multiple Admissions staff which increases the chances of your email being responded to promptly.


To  date, 1,503 applications have been submitted and we have received responses from  the referees for 1,443 of these applicants.  Assessment of the applications is ongoing,  with offer decisions to be advised to applicants in late November.

To date, 1,063  offers have been made to successful applicants.  209 applicants have been advised that their  EAP application was unfortunately, unsuccessful.

Please  direct applicants to the instructional videos which provide step-by-step  assistance with how to Prepare, Submit and Monitor their EAP applications for  Semester 1, 2016.

All email enquiries regarding EAP should be directed to eap.admin@acu.edu.au.

Semester 1, 2016 - APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

Application Type Open On Time Close
VTAC 3 August

30 September
*Excluding courses with early fixed closing dates

QTAC 4 August
UAC 5 August
EAP 10 August 19 October - Closed
Transfers 31 December
Direct 21 February
*Excluding courses with early fixed closing dates

Psychology  Offers

Admissions have commenced sending offers to applicants  who have applied for the various postgraduate psychology courses on commencing  in Semester 1, 2016.

Decisions are still to be made for the vast  majority of applicants but we are starting to advise them of the outcome of  their application.

Unsuccessful applicants usually fall into one of  two categories - those that have not met the eligibility criteria for the  course OR those that have met the criteria but due to the competitive nature of  admission into their chosen program are unable to be offered a place at this  time.

The applicant is advised which category they fall  into, and AskACU have been updated regarding decisions coded into Banner so  that any calls received can be answered directly at the point of call rather  than needed to be referred on to either Admissions or the School for further  detail.

Offers for Semester 1, 2016 - ENROLMENT OPEN

Admissions have commenced  making offers to successful  applicants for Semester 1, 2016.

In their offer email, applicants are now first directed  to the new Welcome Videos (where they choose the undergraduate/first time study  or postgraduate option relevant to their study).

Admissions Team Up with AskACU
The Admissions Team are  excited to be working with AskACU on a joint call campaign aimed at improving  the conversion of offers to enrolment and increasing the number of submitted  applications for Semester 1, 2016.

Admissions are providing  regular updates to the AskACU Call Campaign team who are making direct contact  with students and applicants to encourage them to accept their offer or  complete/submit their application.

The campaign aims to:

  • increase the  conversion rates of offers to enrolment
  • decrease the  number of incomplete/not submitted applications
  • obtain direct  user feedback on any elements of the applications/enrolment process that are  causing concern

Keep an eye on this space for the results!

Commencement  of Studies Following Deferment (CD) Forms - Closing 30 November 2015

89% of CD forms for students who have  indicated their intention to return to study in Semester 1, 2016 have been processed. Requests are processed in order of when they are received.

Remaining requests require additional consideration but should be completed by 13 November 2015.

Requests received from now until the closing date ie 31 December 2015 will be processed within 48 hours (with the exception of any requests received during the Christmas Break).

Course and Campus Transfers - Closing 31 December 2015

Processing of postgraduate  transfer requests has commenced.

Undergraduate transfer  processing will commence next week with the bulk of requests already received  expected to be processed by the end of November.

Students can submit,  change and cancel their transfer request up until 31 December 2015 but should  be reminded that during the Christmas break, Admissions will not be processing  any transfer requests.

Applications to Date for Entry in 2016

Application Type Received In Process At School for Decision Ineligible Invalid Conditional Offers Full Offers
(excl Psychology)
1,548 435 195 58 121 95 644
Psychology 2,810 254 2,345 59 128 9 15
Cohorts 146 0 0 0 0 0 146
Transfers 1,089 1,083 0 0 0 0 6
Commence after Deferment 5144 63 0 0 0 0 451
DIRECT TOTAL 6,107 1,835 2,540 117 249 104 1,262
QTAC: Undergraduate   403
Grad Entry Teaching
UAC: Undergraduate   650
Grad Entry Teaching
VTAC: Undergraduate   1,055
Grad Entry Teaching
TAC TOTAL   2,250

TOTAL Offers to date

104 3,512

Reminder – Re: Admissions Weekly Team Meetings

Please note that Admissions will hold their next fortnightly Team Meeting 10:30am to 11:30am Wednesday 9 December 2015. Anyone trying to contact us during this time will need to leave a message and we will reply as soon as possible.

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