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Congratulations on being offered a place with USC commencing in 2017. You have just taken an important step towards a rewarding investment in your future.

What next?

Secure your place with us by responding to your offer at USC through our student online system USC Central. If you were offered your place through QTAC you must also respond to them by the lapse date.

Click on one of the options below for instructions on how to respond:

Accept your offer 

  1. Log in to USC Central using the username and password provided in your offer email. 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.

    QTAC applicants: You must also respond directly to QTAC by the date specified in your QTAC offer. To do so, login to QTAC's Application Services using the email address and password that you used to create your QTAC account. If you miss the QTAC response date, it may be possible to reinstate your offer, contact Student Central.

  2. Complete compulsory To-Do items

    After you have accepted your offer you must complete all items in your compulsory To-Do Items list.

    Your offer letter will state whether you have been offered a Commonwealth supported or Fee paying place:

All students offered a Commonwealth supported place 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.

Australian citizens and Permanent Humanitarian visa holders (excluding TPP students) must also complete the Student Services and Amenities Form (eSAF).

Prior to completing the eCAF and eSAF please refer to the following information to understand your financial obligations.

Note: 2017 publications will be available from October and will contain up-to-date information.

If you choose to defer your fees to a HELP loan you must have a Tax File Number (TFN) to complete these forms. If you do not have a TFN, urgently complete an application at the Australian Tax Office (ATO). You must supply Student Central with a copy of your TFN Application Summary and the receipt Australia Post issued when you provided your proof of identity. You can still fill out the eCAF and eSAF, but will be reminded to supply your TFN on your To Do List in USC Central. Your TFN must be supplied by the fee due date.

You can choose to either pay your fees up front or defer them to a FEE-HELP loan, if eligible. You request FEE-HELP by completing your FEE-HELP electronic Commonwealth Assistance Form (eCAF) and entering your Tax File Number (TFN) in USC Central by the Fee due date.

The FEE-HELP Commonwealth Assistance Form is included in your compulsory To-Do Items. If you choose to pay your fees up front, choose the 'Decline HELP' option.

Australian citizens and Permanent Humanitarian visa holders must complete the Student Services and Amenities Form (eSAF) in your To-Do Items list.

Prior to completing the eSAF and the Request for FEE-HELP assistance form please refer to the following information to understand your financial obligations.

Note: 2017 publications will be available from October and will contain up-to-date information.

You must have a Tax File Number (TFN) to complete these forms. If you do not have a TFN, urgently complete an application at the Australian Tax Office (ATO). You must supply Student Central with a copy of your TFN Application Summary and the receipt Australia Post issued when you provided your proof of identity. You can still fill out the eCAF and eSAF, but will be reminded to supply your TFN on your To Do List in USC Central.

Defer your offer - Undergraduate and TPP students only

Undergraduate and TPP students are eligible to defer their place for up to two years.

  1. Log in to USC Central using the username and password provided in your offer email. Follow the prompts to defer your offer and provide your intended semester of commencement.
  2. QTAC Applicants must also respond directly to QTAC by the date specified in your QTAC offer. Login to QTAC's Application Services using the email address and password that you used to create your QTAC account.

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 your username and password provided in your offer email, before the study period commences.

QTAC Applicants: You must also respond directly to QTAC by the date specified in your QTAC offer. Login to QTAC's Application Services using the email address and password that you used to create your QTAC account.

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.

  • Accept your offer after initially declining or deferring - To take up your place in the same term as you have initially been offered, email information@usc.edu.au.
  • Defer your offer after initially accepting - Login to USC Central > select Program > click the Take a Break/Defer/Withdraw tab > select Defer. Your change of response must be made before census date.
  • Decline your offer after initially accepting - Login to USC Central > select Program > click the Take a Break/Defer/Withdraw tab > select Withdraw. Your change of response must be made before census date.
  • QTAC Applicants: You must also advise QTAC that you wish to change the response to your offer.

Deferred students taking up their place at USC are not required to respond to their offer but should go directly to the To-Do Items under Accept your offer.

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Where to from here?

Did you know that you can enrol in your 2017 courses (subjects) as early as October in preparation for your study next year? We will be in touch with you via email closer to the time to let you know how to do this.

There are a number of other things you can do before that time to help get your USC experience off to a flying start. Come along to Meet USC to find out what your campus has to offer. Take a campus tour, explore accommodation options, speak to a Program Adviser about your program and attend a session on how to prepare for study.

We will email you in the coming weeks with tips and tricks to get you ready.

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