When applications open for the semester/session you chose to commence study, you will receive an email to let you know the steps to follow to complete your application to take up a deferred place. After you have received this email, you will be able to log in to our enrolment system, USC Central, using your username and password provided in your email. Select the ‘Tasks’ tile and complete the ‘Take up a deferred place’ task. Once you’ve done this, you will be sent a new offer via email.
IMPORTANT: Submit your application before the due date as applications received after the due date may not be considered for all programs. Some programs may close early, without notice.
What happens after you submit your application?
After your application has been processed, you will be sent an offer email to your nominated email address. Your offer email will give you information about getting started at USC.
If you would like to apply for credit transfer or recognition of prior learning based on prior study or relevant work experience, refer to Credit Transfer for more details on how to apply and the supporting documentation required. If you had a credit assessment completed before your deferment, we do request that you submit a new credit application, as this will need to be reviewed in line with the current program requirements to ensure you are awarded the maximum possible credit. Submit your application before the credit transfer on time application date. Applications or supporting documentation received after this date may not be assessed in time prior to the commencement of the semester.
Want to change campus when you take up your deferred place?
You can request to study your program at any USC campus that the program is available at when you complete your application to take up a deferred place. Your request will be assessed and if approved, your new offer will be for your new campus. If your request is not approved, your new offer will be for your original campus.
Want to change the semester/session you start study?
If you would like to change the semester/session you want to commence study in, login to USC Central using the login details on your original offer email and follow the below steps:
- Go to the ‘Tasks’ tile
- Select ‘Fill out a new form’
- Complete the form called ‘Change return deferral term’
Want to study a different program?
If you would like to be considered for an alternative USC program, contact Student Central to find out how to apply.
If you have any further questions or concerns regarding your deferred offer or taking up your deferred place, the Student Central team are happy to talk to you about your options or guide you through the application process.