How to defer
Students who are offered a place in an undergraduate program or Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP) at the University of the Sunshine Coast may choose to defer enrolment in that program for up to two years.
Applicants who wish to defer their place must respond to the Notice of Offer from QTAC and the University as soon as possible after receipt of the offer and no later than Census Date in the semester of offer.
Deferment is not available to non-award students (ie Headstart, Visiting, Cross-Institutional) except Study Abroad and International Exchange students.
Note: Deferment is not available for postgraduate or Honours programs.
How to defer your offer
If you decide to defer your offer, you must advise the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) and Student Administration of your decision (applicants who applied direct to USC on completion of TPP only need to advise Student Administration).
You are guaranteed a place in the program for which the original offer was made, providing that the program is available to commencing students in that year.
If the program is no longer offered or has been substantially changed, the University will endeavour to offer you a place in an appropriate alternative program.
Not all programs are available for mid-year entry—refer to the program description for your preferred program for commencement details.
How to take up your deferred place
- For students taking up a deferred undergraduate place: Application for Undergraduate Program - Direct Entry
- For students taking up a deferred Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP) place: Application for Tertiary Preparation Pathway - Direct Entry for Deferred Applicant
- For students taking up a deferred postgraduate place (who deferred before Semester 2, 2011) - Application for Postgraduate Coursework
If you would like to apply for a different program, you are required to re-apply through Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).
If you have any further queries or concerns regarding deferring your offer, taking up your deferred place, or the application process for new programs, contact Student Administration.
Admissions staff are available to provide individual advice and assistance.
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