Frequently asked questions (FAQ) for prospective students about applications and offers of admission to CSU courses.
Offers of Admission are sent out by email between August and January for commencement of study in session 1, May to July for session 2 or September to November for session 3.
If you have any further queries after you have submitted your application, please contact the Admissions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes, applications can be submitted by mail. Although Applying online is the preferred method, If you are unable to apply online, you can download an Application for Admission form [PDF].
You will receive an email confirming your submission that includes your name and course admission code as well as the date and time of your submission.
Visit the Online admission page as a 'Returning User' and click on the application listed in the processed applications section on the application menu.
There is a Forgot your login details link in the Returning Users Login section. You simply need to input your email address and your PIN will be sent to that email address,
If you try to login with an incorrect pin too many times your login will become locked. In most cases this can be unlocked by contacting staff in the Admissions Office either by phone on (02) 6933 4334 or by email on email@example.com
In the first instance, you should endeavour to supply all necessary documentation with your application. The online course brochure will guide you in the supporting evidence needed for your application. You can also contact the Admissions Office once you have submitted your application to receive a list of mandatory requirements. If further documents are required for assessment we will contact you by email. However, such delays may result in you not being able to receive an offer for the coming intake.
Ideally, you should upload all documents with your online application. If you need to send documents in the post, they must arrive at the Admissions Office within 10 days of you submitting your application.
Please do not send us your original documents as CSU does not return documents. Send copies only. Domestic ( Australian ) applicants only need to submit copies of official documents, they do not need to be verified copies. This excludes Domestic applicants applying for the Bachelor of Teaching ( Primary) and the Bachelor of Teaching ( Secondary). If applying for the Bachelor of Teaching ( Primary) and/or the Bachelor of Teaching ( Secondary) you will need to submit verified copies of your documents.
All International applicants will need to submit verified copies of their documents with their application.
Documents not correctly verified will result in delays in the processing of your application and its consideration for admission.
Please refer to verifying your documents for details.
Check out the application details section of the online course brochure
Unfortunately no, you will need to create a new application. However this does not mean you need a new ID and PIN, you simply need to select 'New' at the Application Menu after you have logged in as a Returning User.
The academic calendar has three sessions commencing in March, July and November. CSU courses offered in Australia will be available in these sessions. Courses offered at CSU's Ontario Campus in Canada or with our international partners, may also be offered over three terms commencing in January, May and September. Special programs like STUDY LINK and the Associate Degree in Policing Practice are also offered in the terms.
Application received: If you apply via mail, include a stamped small business-sized envelope with your application, we will date stamp it and return it to you.
Application not eligible: we will advise you in writing by email or post as soon as that determination has been made. Wherever possible, we will include some suggestions as to how you can meet the admission requirements.
Success in gaining a place: Offers of Admission are sent out by email between August and January for commencement of study in session 1, May to July for session 2 or September to November for session 3.
Unsuccessful in gaining a place: in some courses, there will be insufficient places available for the number of applications received (Commonwealth Funding determines quotas on HECS-HELP courses). If this is the case, you will be advised and asked if you want us to hold your application for the next intake. You should provide an updated resume and also verified copies of any additional courses you have studied to be added to your application file. Entry to some courses is very competitive and it is your responsibility to advise the Admissions Office of any education or employment experience you believe may enhance the competitiveness of your application.
You must accept your offer within two weeks of the offer being made - the actual date is printed on your Offer of Admission letter. Failure to do so may result in the offer lapsing and the place being given to another eligible applicant.
You can can decline your offer online. CLICK HERE for instructions on how to do this
Yes, deferral is available with CSU. However, not all courses can be deferred and note that deferments will be subject to the course being available in the future intake requested.
For more information visit Deferring your offer.
Your application is current for 12 months. After that time, if you have not been successful in gaining a place in your preferred course, you will be asked to provide a new application for admission with updated information (including supporting documentation).
Once you have submitted an application for admission, if you have any queries you should contact the Admissions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 02 6933 4334.
Call our Admissions Office on
02 6933 4334, (International +61 2 6338 6077)
Application closing dates may apply. Applications may be considered after these dates where places remain available.
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