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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.


This intake 1,504 EAP applications were submitted and we received responses from referees for 1,444 of these.
To date 1,092 offers have been made to successful applicants.

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

VTAC Undergraduate - OPEN for Direct Applications

To support enrolment targets for 2016, ACU will be accepting direct applications for courses usually offered through VTAC from 5 December 2015 (after VTAC’s closing date of 4 December).
Anyone who has NOT already submitted a VTAC application can now apply directly for any of the UG or GET courses that are usually processed through VTAC.

Direct Applicants are encouraged to search the Courses website to submit a direct application. The course browser advises direct applicants who have already applied through VTAC, not to submit a direct application but to change their preferences to add new courses or rearrange their course preferences anytime via VTAC.

A couple of things to note:

  • Admissions will be checking to see if the person has already applied through VTAC and if so will be advising them to go back to VTAC and change their preference and their direct application will not be processed.
  • Assessment of direct applications will be the same as the VTAC process, ie there is no advantage to applying direct over VTAC
  • Offers in UG courses won’t be made for direct applications until after the completion of VTAC Round 1 on 18 January 2016
  • Offers in GET courses wont’ be made for direct applications until after the completion of VTAC GET Round 1 on 13 January 2016

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
Undergraduate Direct
5 December 21 February

Psychology Offers

With the steady release of final semester results Admissions are continuing to make firm offers to applicants who have applied for the various postgraduate psychology courses on commencing in Semester 1, 2016.

Decisions are still being made but offers are being made progressively and unsuccessful applicants are also being advised.

Unsuccessful applicants 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.

Admissions Team Up with AskACU

Positive outcomes continue to be reported from the AskACU/Admissions Call Campaign which aims to improve the conversion rate of offers to enrolment as well as increase the number of submitted applications for Semester 1, 2016.

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

Course and Campus Transfers - Closed in Student Connect

Decisions regarding transfer requests received by Admissions before the closing date 31 December 2015 have been finalised and the majority of students have been advised of the outcome of their request.

Admissions aim to complete any outstanding transfer requests by Tuesday, 12 January 2016 and will then focus on requests to reverse transfer decisions made and any transfer requests involving special circumstances.

Any late transfer requests must be submitted to Admissions with pre-approval from the relevant Head of School.

Applications to Date for Entry in 2016

Application Type Received In Process At School for Decision Ineligible Invalid Conditional Offers Full Offers
(excl Psychology)
3,179 860 181 159 297 60 1,622
Psychology 2,859 23 504 1,661 324 83 264
Direct Entry
754 211 0 284 151 0 108
(Pilot Program)
56 2 13 0 9 19 13
Bridging Units
(Undergraduate Education)
42 3 0 1 9 0 29
Cohorts 259 0 0 0 0 0 259
Transfers 1,237 227 0 0 0 0 1,010
Commence after Deferment 545 7 0 0 0 0 538
DIRECT TOTAL 8,931 1,333 698 2,105 790 162 3,843
QTAC: Undergraduate Major Offer Round released 14 January 2,205
Grad Entry Teaching
Major Offer Round released 14 January 42
UAC: Undergraduate Main Offer round released 20 January 3,937
Grad Entry Teaching
Offered progressively 325
VTAC: Undergraduate Round 1 offers released 18 January 3,548
Grad Entry Teaching
Round 1 offers released 13 January 171
TAC TOTAL 10,228

TOTAL Offers to date



Reminder - Re: Admissions Weekly Team Meetings

Please note that Admissions will hold their next fortnightly Team Meeting 10:30am to 11:30am Wednesday 3 February 2016. 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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