Making the switch

If you are a current Griffith undergraduate student, you can apply for an internal transfer if you wish to study another Griffith undergraduate program. Before making the switch, we recommend you read important changes to fees below to understand how your transfer to a new program may impact you financially.

If you want to change your campus, please see relevant section below.

Application closing dates

Please refer to key dates for application closing dates. Please note some programs may have an earlier closing date. Refer to the program entry at Griffith degrees for more information. For other key dates, including open enrolment for your trimester, please refer to the Academic Calendar.

Applications for all Trimester 1 2021 programs have now closed. Applications for Trimester 2 and 3 2021 admission are now open.

ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS

Domestic students

You can apply for an internal transfer if you are:

  • a current continuing undergraduate student or a commencing undergraduate student
  • an OUA student enrolled in a Griffith CSP program
  • on leave or returning from leave of absence
  • entitled to readmission
  • a deferred student.

International students

You can apply for an internal transfer if you are a current continuing undergraduate student.

If you haven't started at Griffith yet and want to change your program, campus or defer your start date, you will need to submit a new application via the International Online Application System.

For other options, visit taking a break from study.

Application criteria

When applying for an internal transfer, you will need to meet the following criteria:

  • admission requirements for the new program including prerequisites
  • special selection criteria where applicable
  • not be excluded from a Griffith program.

There must also be places available in the new program and your application must be received by the application close date (see key dates for closing dates).

Identical criteria is used whether applications are assessed at Griffith University, QTAC or UAC. Prerequisites and additional criteria must be satisfied.

Information about the entry requirements, including prerequisites, for each program can be found at Griffith degrees.

You won't be eligible to apply via internal transfer if you are applying:

  • for some honours programs. There is a specific application and assessment process for honours programs.
  • for Bachelor of Acting, Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology, Bachelor of Dental Health Science, Bachelor of Dental Hygiene, Bachelor of Laws (Honours) Graduate Entry, Bachelor of Medical Science, Bachelor of Midwifery, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Musical Theatre or Bachelor of Physiotherapy. You can apply for these programs via QTAC. Trimester 1 2021 applications are now closed*.
  • for Bachelor of Nursing. If you have prior nursing study and meet the Advanced Standing pathway, apply through QTAC or UAC.

We recommend you check this section early August for any updates for the 2022 admission cycle.

[*] Trimester 1 2022 admission dates to be confirmed later in 2021.

Minimum Selection Rank

The minimum Selection Rank from the Trimester 1 January offer round will be the Selection Rank required for internal transfer into Trimester 2 or 3 in the same calendar year.

Application progress

You will receive an email to your Griffith student email address with the outcome of your application. Many applications for internal transfer may not be able to be completed until all current trimester results are finalised. For more information about the status of your application and when offers will be made, visit track your application.

Applications for internal transfer to competitive programs

If you are applying for one of the following programs, we recommend that you submit your application by 9 December* to ensure your application is considered:

  • Bachelor of Paramedicine
  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
  • Bachelor of Dental Technology
  • Bachelor of Dental Technology/Bachelor of Dental Prosthetics
  • Bachelor of Nursing/Graduate Certificate in Paediatric Nursing.

For these highly competitive and/or quota-managed programs, offers will not be made prior to December, with many offers released in January in line with when the QTAC offers are released. For more information on when to expect an offer for these programs, visit track your application.

We also recommend you check this section early August for any updates for 2022 admission cycle.

[*] Trimester 1 2022 admission dates to be confirmed later in 2021.

Upgrading your rank?

If you are undertaking tertiary studies to apply for a competitive program, you may need to complete a minimum of 80CP to maximise your rank.

For further information visit upgrading via university studies.

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Changing campus

Requests to transfer campus are not always guaranteed. Requests will not be considered if the:

  • program or campus offering is closed and/or quotas are met
  • you do not meet the admission requirements for the other campus (some programs at another campus may have a higher minimum selection rank).

Commencing students looking to change campus may be directed to update their TAC application.

If you are an international student, please contact Griffith International.

If you are a continuing domestic student and not changing your program but want to apply to change your campus you have two options*:

1. Same program code

If you are a continuing domestic student and your current program has the same program code across all campuses, you can email your request to application@griffith.edu.au and provide the following details:

  • your first name
  • your last name
  • your Griffith University identification number
  • your program title
  • the campus you wish to change to
  • advise if you are also intending to change your major.

For the Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, Bachelor of Nursing programs, you will be required to provide a reason for your request.

Note: Requests to transfer campus are not always guaranteed. Commencing students looking to change campus, should take note of programs now closed, and that you must meet the admission requirements for the other campus – some programs at another campus may have a higher minimum selection rank.

2. New program code

If you are a current domestic student wanting to change your campus and you will be entering a new program code, you will need to submit your request via the internal transfer form, and you will be required to meet the minimum selection rank for that campus.

[*] Please note that the following programs do not allow for internal transfers and/or campus change requests: B Medical Science.

For information on closed programs:

Current students, refer to the application key dates page. For any programs closing mid-application cycle, refer to the application closing dates section above.

Commencing students with an active TAC application, refer to the relevant TAC website as to whether the University is still making offers.

Track your application and specific offer timelines

Once you have submitted your application online, you will be able to track your application's progress including what each status means, as well as key processing timelines.

Track your application – undergraduate

SUCCESSFUL OUTCOME

Important changes to fees

For Commonwealth Supported students; changes to the student contribution bands in 2021 may impact the amount you will be charged for your courses. More information can be found here. For International students there may be a change to the tuition fee applicable to the new program or the new trimester of commencement. Visit Paying your fees.

Enrolment

You may only enrol in the program you've received an admission offer for. You will need to enrol in your new approved program and complete a new enrolment questionnaire.

For some programs you will be required to enrol within a specific timeframe. Please see Track your application – undergraduate for specific advice.

Unique Student Identifier

From 1 January 2021, all Griffith students will require a Unique Student Identifier in order to be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place and Commonwealth financial assistance (HECS-HELP, FEE-HELP or OS-HELP). If you're commencing a new program at Griffith, you will need to obtain a USI (or locate your existing USI) and provide it via the Pre-Enrolment Questionnaire before your first census date. For further information visit Unique Student Identifier.

Award of credit on transfer

You do not need to apply for credit when your transfer is approved. This will be done as part of the transfer process and you will be advised of the outcome. For further information on the credit process you can visit Credit transfer.

Unsuccessful outcome and options

If you are not successful in obtaining a place in the tertiary program that most interests you, there are a number of ways to increase your chances of gaining a place in the future.

This process is often called 'upgrading' or 'admission pathways'.

If you are a domestic student, you can visit admission pathways to Griffith or visit upgrading via university studies for information on options to increase your chances of gaining a place at Griffith.

If you are an international student, see understanding entry requirements.

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