Course transfer

Continuing students, who will not be completing their degree in the current intake, may apply for an internal course transfer to change from one La Trobe University coursework degree to another.

Domestic students

Domestic course transfer applications for semester two 2024 are open and will close on the 21st of June 2024.

How to Apply

International students

International course transfer applications for semester two 2024 are open and will close on the 21st of June 2024.

After you enter and submit your details, you’ll receive an email with your username and password to log in to the application system and start your online application. Please use your current student ID and your email address when you first apply with us.

Eligibility

Continuing students, including those on a Leave of Absence, may apply to course transfer to:

Continuing students need to have completed at least one study period, or have been enrolled in a subject past census date to be eligible to apply for an internal course transfer.

We will consider the following when evaluating your transfer application:

  • entrance requirements for the new course, including prerequisites
  • academic performance to date
  • places available in the course into which you wish to transfer
  • eligible credit towards your desired course

Important: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and selected courses have limited places.

Continuing La Trobe students before you apply:

  1. Check the find a course page for available courses and pre-requisite requirements
  2. Where there are course-specific requirements check below:

Requirements for transferring into Law degrees:

Bachelor of Laws (Undergrad) and all double degrees Melbourne and Bendigo:

  • One Semester of full time degree study (60cp) with a minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 73. Student must have passed all law subjects, if any, undertaken in the study period under consideration; OR
  • One year of full time degree study (at least 90cp) with a minimum WAM of 70. Students must have passed all law subjects, if any, undertaken in the study period under consideration.

*WAM will be calculated on highest-graded subjects  (if over the minimum credit  point requirement)

For all transfers from a single law degree to a double law degree, or a double law degree to a single law degree, applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

These courses are offered through VTAC, please refer to the VTAC website for information on how to lodge an application and selection requirements.

  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Medical) - Bendigo and Albury-Wodonga
  • Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours) - Bendigo*
  • Bachelor of Nursing (Pre-registration) - All campuses*
  • Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery - Melbourne and Bendigo*
  • Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Psychological Science - Melbourne*
  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) - Melbourne and Bendigo*
  • Bachelor of Oral Health Science - Bendigo*
  • Bachelor of Orthoptics (Honours) - Melbourne*
  • Bachelor of Paramedic Practice with Honours - Albury/Wodonga
  • Bachelor of Paramedic Practice with Honours - Bendigo
  • Bachelor of Prosthetics and Orthotics (Honours) Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Podiatry (Honours) - Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) - Melbourne and Bendigo*
  • Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) - Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) - Melbourne and Bendigo*
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Nursing - Epping (Melbourne Polytechnic)
  • Bachelor of Wildlife and Conservation Biology - Melbourne

* To be considered for an internal course transfer for these courses you must have completed at least 120 credit points (or equivalent)

Important: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and selected courses have limited places.

Note for sponsored students: As a sponsored student, you will be required to provide written evidence showing your sponsor approval for you to transfer to a new program. The evidence must be provided once your current semester result is released. Upon receiving written approval from your sponsor, it is your responsibility to apply and obtain an updated financial guarantee for the new program and submit to SponsoredPrograms@latrobe.edu.au you will need to make a direct application to us through the above link for your new course.

You'll receive a new Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) after you receive confirmation of approval of your course transfer.

After you apply:

Your internal course transfer application will begin to be assessed once results have been released, please refer to result release dates. You should allow for processing time after results have been released.

You will be given the maximum allowable credit (advanced standing) for your new course based on your previous studies.

Fees

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

Scholarships

If you're a scholarship holder, please note that your scholarship may not be transferable to another course. Please refer to your scholarship Terms & Conditions.

La Trobe International scholarship holders: if you are an international student and currently hold a La Trobe International scholarship, please check your new course preference is eligible for the scholarship again prior to submitting your course transfer application.

La Trobe Admissions Policies

Course transfer policy