Responding to your offer

How you respond to what happens in life defines you more than the events themselves. So, if you’ve received an offer to study with us, your response counts. Find out the various ways to respond here, as well as your next steps.

Be a first responder

ACU Responding to your offer

If you’ve been invited to study with us, you’ll need to let us know your plans by responding to this offer. You can respond by accepting and enrolling - or, if your circumstances have changed, applying to defer or decline. We're here to help, no matter which choice you make. 

Accept your offer and enrol

Find out how to accept your offer online using your acceptance letter, then begin the enrolment and onboarding processes.

Accept your offer and enrol


Get the most out of your first uni experiences by attending orientation. It’s a day of discovery and activities; explore your campus, meet your classmates and grab some freebies.

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Respond in kind

ACU Responding to your offer

It's OK if your circumstances have changed and you're not ready to accept your offer. Choose another path by deferring, withdrawing, or declining. We’re here to help, no matter which choice you make.

Deferring or withdrawing

Sometimes all you need is some downtime. Learn how to defer starting your course, take a break from your studies, or withdraw altogether. You can also learn how to return after some time away. 

Take a break

Decline your offer

If you no longer want to study the course you applied for, you can apply to decline your offer. Find out about the declining process and see if any other options are relevant to you. 

Learn more


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Didn’t get an offer?

Don't be discouraged if you didn't get the offer you were hoping for. There are many other ways to get into ACU using admission pathways.

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Credit and prior learning

If you've already studied at university level or have significant relevant work experience, you can apply for credit.

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Upcoming census dates

Make sure you're aware of the census date, which is your last day for changing your enrolment. Stay on top of other important dates.

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Know your timetable

Learn about your timetable in advance, view publishing dates and class locations, and understand campus names and codes.

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