Leaving your degree early?

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USC values the effort that students make to achieve their study goals. We do understand, however, that unexpected or extenuating circumstances can interrupt original study plans. In this case, students may be able to graduate with a Diploma, relevant to their most recent program enrolment.

Graduating with a Diploma, gives students an accredited qualification from USC, based on their study progress.

USC has a range of Diplomas to provide students who choose to exit their Bachelor's program early with a nationally accredited qualification.

Eligibility to graduate with a Diploma

Students must have:

  • successfully completed 96 units or more degree level courses and not be able to continue with their Bachelor's degree program; and
  • completed at least 48 units at USC; and at least 48 units within the relevant discipline.

Students can resume their Bachelor's Award program at any stage after graduating with a Diploma if they wish to do so.

Still not sure?

If you would like more information about your future options, you can speak with one of our Student Experience Advisers by contacting Student Central.

Request for assessment

If you believe you are eligible and would like to be considered, please complete the form to request assessment for eligibility to graduate with a Diploma:

Diplomas by program

Qualification Degrees School
Diploma in Business Studies (BU102) All degrees offered in the School School of Business
Diploma in Legal Studies (AR102) Bachelor of Laws USC Law School
Diploma in Criminology and Justice Studies (AR103) Bachelor of Criminology and Justice USC Law School
Diploma in Social Studies (AR104) All degrees offered in the School (excluding Bachelor of Arts) School of Social Sciences
Diploma in Arts Studies (AR105) Bachelor of Arts School of Communication & Creative Industries & School of Social Sciences
Diploma in Communications Studies (AR106) Bachelor of Communication
Bachelor of Journalism
School of Communication & Creative Industries & School of Social Sciences
Diploma in Creative Industries Studies (AR107) Bachelor of Creative Industries
Bachelor of Creative Writing
Bachelor of Serious Games
School of Communication & Creative Industries & School of Social Sciences
Diploma in Design Studies (AR108) Bachelor of Design
Bachelor of Design and Communication
Bachelor of Design and Marketing
School of Communication & Creative Industries & School of Social Sciences
Qualification Degrees School
Diploma in Health Studies (SC101) Bachelor of Health Sciences
Bachelor of Nutrition
Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
All degrees offered in the School of Nursing, Midwifery & Paramedicine
School of Health & Sport Sciences
School of Nursing, Midwifery & Paramedicine
Diploma in Technology Studies (SC102) All degrees offered in the School except for Bachelor of Science School of Science & Engineering
Diploma in Exercise Studies (SC103) Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Science
Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Sciences
Bachelor of Sports Studies
School of Health & Sport Sciences
Diploma in Science Studies (SC104) Bachelor of Biomedical Science
Bachelor of Medical Science
Bachelor of Science
School of Health & Sport Sciences School of Science & Engineering
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