Course transfer

Course transfers will only be assessed after the official release of results.

Application deadlines

College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce (ASSC) timely course transfer applications for Semester 1, 2018 close Monday 5 February 2018. Applications may be considered up until Monday 26 February 2018, subject to availability of places within courses.

College of Science, Health and Engineering (SHE) transfer applications for Semester 1, 2018 close Monday  5 February 2018. Applications may be considered up until Monday 26 February 2018, subject to availability of places within courses.

Please note transfer applications for Semester 1, 2018 Health Science courses close Friday 10 November 2017.

Information we consider when evaluating transfer requests

  • Entrance requirements for the new course
  • Academic performance to date
  • Length of time in current course
  • Rationale for requesting transfer
  • Places available in the course into which you wish to transfer

Course-specific requirements

Domestic students

If you are a domestic student you will need to complete the Domestic Application for Course Transfer form [PDF 2.60MB]. Submit your application online via the Ask a Question page along with any required supporting documentation. Also note the additional requirements for law and health sciences courses.

International students

If you are an international student you will need to complete an International Application for Course Transfer [PDF 140KB] and have it approved by the La Trobe International Office before you submit online via the Ask a Question page. Also note the additional requirements for law and health sciences courses.

Potential fee changes

Note that transferring to a different course may result higher / lower fees depending on the fee band or the length of the course.

Change campus

To change campus and remain in the same course (where the course is offered at more than one campus) you will need to apply for a course transfer. Fill out one of the below application forms and submit online via the Ask a Question page.

Please note that some campuses do not have the same subject offerings as the others. Before you apply for a transfer, make sure you check the University Handbook entry for the relevant campus to ensure that the subjects/majors and course/s are available and meet your needs.

Study at another university

If you want to study at another university, you will need to contact that university directly.

Once you have confirmed a place at another university, please make sure that you formally discontinue your enrolment by the relevant census date. Please complete  the Discontinuation of Enrolment form [PDF 2MB] and submit online via the Ask a Question page or your local student administration office for regional campuses.