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When do applications for Trimester 2, 2021 open?
Applications for Trimester 2, 2021 are now open. Apply directly to Deakin through our application portal. Be sure to check individual course pages as application dates may vary for some courses.
Will I get into Deakin with only work experience behind me?
Yes, many of our bachelor, graduate diploma and graduate certificate courses consider applicants without previous study experience. An up-to-date CV, strong personal statement and reliable references can make all the difference to you receiving an offer or not.
Are online courses the same as their on-campus equivalent?
Absolutely. Classes, exams, course material, teachers and placement opportunities are exactly the same for all students regardless of whether you're studying online or on campus. This applies to your degree when you graduate too – it holds the same merit, irrespective of how, where and when you earned it.
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Applications
Entry requirements
Online study
Year 12s
Fees
Recognition of prior learning
Pathways
COVIDSafe study
Applications

Applications for Trimester 2, 2021 are now open. Apply directly to Deakin through our application portal. Be sure to check individual course pages as application dates may vary for some courses.
Does this answer your question?
I'm having trouble creating an account on the application portal. How do I register?
What should I include in my personal statement?
Can I get help to write my personal statement?
Do I have to provide a personal statement?
What is special consideration?
How do I apply for special consideration?
I have submitted an application through VTAC, can I also submit an application directly to Deakin?
What is SEAS?
What are SEAS aggregate points?
Can you tell me if I'm definitely eligible before I apply?
When will I hear back about my application?
How do I find out my application status?
When can I expect my offer?
What support is available to help me complete my application?
Can I include references in my application?
Will references help my application?
Why do I have to apply via VTAC if I'm not in Year 12?
I didn't complete Year 12. Can I still apply?
How do I apply for a scholarship?
Will I find out if I'm successful for a scholarship prior to getting an offer?
Do I need to provide certified transcripts with my application?
Entry requirements

Your ATAR isn't the only way to get into Deakin. While the minimum ATAR for a bachelor degree at Deakin is 50, there's a number of other pathways you may be able to take to kick off your study journey with us.
Does this answer your question?
Will I get an offer if my ATAR is just below the entry requirement?
I didn't meet the English study score requirement. What now?
I don't meet the minimum English language requirement for my chosen course. What now?
Can I study at Deakin if I completed Year 12 overseas?
Can I get into Deakin with an Overall Position (OP) score?
I didn't complete Year 12. Can I still apply?
How do I convert my score into an ATAR?
How does a mature-age student apply?
If I wait until I'm 21 will I be able to get in without prior study?
If I wait until I'm a mature-age applicant will I be able to get in without prior study?
Can you tell me if I'm definitely eligible before I apply?
Do I need to have finished Year 12 to get into Deakin?
Does Deakin offer any guaranteed entry courses?
Will I get into Deakin with only work experience behind me?
What kind of work experience do I need?
What kind of work experience evidence do I need to provide?
Do I need to sit a STAT?
Where and when do I sit the STAT?
How will I know if I have enough work experience?
What Weighted Average Mark (WAM) do I need in my current degree to switch to Deakin?
Online study

Absolutely. Classes, exams, course material, teachers and placement opportunities are exactly the same for all students, regardless of whether you’re studying online or on campus. This applies to your degree when you graduate too – it holds the same merit, irrespective of how, where and when you earned it.
Does this answer your question?
Can I still come to campus if I study online?
How does Deakin provide opportunities for social and peer connection for online students?
Does Deakin offer guaranteed online pathways?
What is Start Anytime?
How does Start Anytime work?
What study support is available to online students?
Does it cost more or less to study online?
Year 12s

Change of Preference (COP) is a stage in the VTAC application process relating to the input of course preferences. You can include up to eight course options on your preference list. During COP periods, you can change the order of your preferences, as well as add or remove courses.
Does this answer your question?
When is COP?
What does preferencing a course mean?
Can I add new courses to my preferences list?
Will Deakin be making offers for all courses in the January round?
How do Year 12 students apply?
Who can help me with my VTAC application?
Do I have to meet all course prerequisites?
Can I change my preferences after I receive an offer?
How many times can I change my preferences?
What's the difference between each offer round from November to February?
When will I receive an offer?
How many offers can I receive?
Do I accept my January offer in January, or in February after all rounds are completed?
If I receive an offer in January, can I still get other offers in later rounds?
Who do I contact for help about my Deakin offer?
How will I know if Deakin's making offers in later rounds?
Do entry requirements change between offer rounds?
If I get an offer in January, can I defer and wait for a better offer in later rounds?
Can I receive more than one offer per round?
What does 'Lowest selection rank to which an offer was made' mean?
What is special consideration?
How do I apply for special consideration?
Will the ATAR shown on the course page stay the same for the 2021 intake?
Is online study the same quality as on-campus learning?
Does Deakin offer guaranteed pathways?
What is Deakin College?
What is SEAS?
What are SEAS aggregate points?
Are SEAS or subject adjustment points added directly onto my ATAR?
Fees

Your tuition fees will depend on the type of student you are, the course you study and the year you start. Fees are based on an annual amount; they don't cover the entire duration of the course. Use our fee estimator to gauge what your fees could be per year.
Does this answer your question?
Does it cost more or less to study online?
What is a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)?
What is HECS-HELP?
What is FEE-HELP?
Is there a discount for past students?
Can my employer chip in for part of my fees?
Can I be sponsored by my employer?
Recognition of prior learning

We can only confirm your RPL once you've submitted an application. We assess applications on a case-by-case basis, taking into consideration your previous course structure, credit weightings and in-depth unit assessments and learning outcomes in comparison to the units we offer here at Deakin.
Does this answer your question?
How much recognition of prior learning (RPL) will I receive?
Are there any courses that guarantee recognition of prior learning (RPL)?
What documents do I need to provide to be assessed for RPL?
How can I transfer directly to Deakin?
How do I apply for RPL?
Pathways

A pathway is an alternative way to get into your preferred course. You may be moving from TAFE, returning to university after an extended period of time, or a Year 12 student who didn't get the ATAR needed for your preferred course. Use our pathway finder and explore your options.
Does this answer your question?
Does Deakin offer guaranteed pathways?
Does Deakin offer guaranteed online pathways?
Is there a certain level of study I need to complete to get into Deakin?
Does Deakin offer any pathway courses?
What is Deakin College?
COVIDSafe study

Yes, all Deakin campuses are now fully open for business. At least 50 per cent of all scheduled learning activities are being held on campus or another site.
Does this answer your question?
Are all courses available online?
Can I continue online after campus-based teaching resumes?
Am I able to start an online course at any time?
Is online study the same quality as on-campus learning?
How is Deakin transitioning to COVID-Normal in 2021?
How does Deakin provide opportunities for social and peer connection for online students?
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