After receiving your letter of offer, you must respond via USC Central as soon as possible. If you do not respond before the start of the study period in which you were made an offer, your offer may lapse. Follow the instructions below to accept, defer, or decline.
USC Central is the online self-service system you use to manage your enrolment and personal details. This includes responding to your offer, planning your timetable, enrolling in your classes, updating your personal information and viewing your financial details, grades and exam timetables.
Click on one of the response options below for instructions:
- Accept your offer
Log in to USC Central using the username and password provided in your letter of offer. Follow the prompts to accept your offer.
Watch the Respond to your offer video in the USC Central Guide for the steps to be completed.
Complete compulsory To-Do items
After you have accepted your offer you must complete all items in your compulsory To-Do Items list.
All students offered a Commonwealth Supported Place (refer to your letter of offer) must complete the Commonwealth Assistance Form (eCAF).
Note: Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP) Commonwealth Supported students are required to complete an eCAF, however do not incur tuition fees.
All Australian citizens and Permanent Humanitarian visa holders (excluding TPP students) must complete the Student Services and Amenities form (eSAF).
If you choose to defer your fees to a HELP loan you must have a Tax File Number (TFN) to complete these forms.
Prior to completing the eCAF and eSAF please refer to the following information to understand your financial obligations:
- Defer your offer
Undergraduate and TPP students are eligible to defer their place for up to two years.
Log in to USC Central using the username and password provided in your letter of offer. Follow the prompts to defer your offer and provide your intended semester of commencement.
USC will contact you to advise you on how to take up your deferred place in the future. Ensure your contact details are up to date in USC Central.
- Decline your offer
Decline your offer via USC Central using the username and password provided in your letter of offer. Follow the prompts to decline your offer before the study period commences.
- Change your response
If your circumstances change after you have responded to your offer and you wish to change your response you may do so by following the process that suits your situation below. Changes of response must be made before census date.
To defer your offer after initially accepting it, log in to USC Central > Select Program > click the Take a Break/Defer/Withdraw tab > select Defer. Refer to the Deferring after accepting your offer video in the USC Central Guide for a demonstration.
To accept your offer after initially declining or deferring - To take up your place in the same term as you have been initially offered, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To decline your offer after initially accepting or deferring it, log in to USC Central > Select Program > click the Take a Break/Defer/Withdraw tab > select Withdraw.
Change your password
For security reasons, it is important to change your initial password that was provided in your letter of offer to a new password of your choice.
- Go to Blackboard (do not login)
- Select Change your Password. You must have supplied your mobile phone number in USC Central to use this service.
Alternatively, if you are on a university managed computer you can change your password by pressing Ctrl-Alt-Del and following the prompts.
If you experience problems while completing your password change contact the IT Help Desk.