Course transfer

Internal course transfer applications for Semester 1, 2022 are now open

What is an internal course transfer?

You can apply for an internal course transfer if you wish to transfer:

  • from one La Trobe University coursework degree to another
  • to a different La Trobe University campus

Eligibility

You can only apply for an internal course transfer if:

  • you haven't yet completed your current course
  • you wish to transfer into the same level of course (e.g. Bachelor degree to Bachelor degree)
  • you are not eligible to apply direct to the University, if you have submitted an application to the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC)

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

Note: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

Current 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:

Initial Teacher Education (ITE) course transfers

Law course transfers

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 80. Student must have passed all law subjects, if any, undertaken in the study period under consideration; OR
  • One year of full time degree study (120cp) 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)

Bachelor of Criminology:

  • One Semester of full-time degree study (60cp) with a minimum WAM of 70. Student must have passed all criminology subjects, if any, undertaken in the study period under consideration; OR
  • One year of full-time degree study (120cp) with a minimum WAM of 60. Students must have passed all criminology subjects, if any, undertaken in the study period under consideration.

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.

Nursing course transfers

Allied Health and La Trobe Rural Health School transfers

Current La Trobe Domestic students how to apply:

Domestic students apply here

Course application closing dates website.

If you are having problems logging in to your account please go to the "Apply Here" link above from here you will be able to select "forgot your password".

Current La Trobe International students how to apply:

Course transfer application opening and closing date for International students are

Semester 1 :

  • Course transfer application opens: 1st September
  • Course transfer application Close: 31st January*

Semester 2:

  • Course transfer application opens: 1st April
  • Course transfer application Close: 30th May*

*Application received after the closing date will be automatically withdrawn

International students apply here

Please note that if you are an international student, you will need to make a direct application to us through the above link for your new course.

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 HERE prior to submitting your course transfer application.

La Trobe Admissions Policies

Course transfer policy

Credit policy