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Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Application Process for the Bachelor of Primary Education Studies

Application Deadlines

Applications will be reviewed and offers will be made at four points during the year for the August 2015 intake. Applicants must submit all documentation by 4:00pm on the indicated dates to be considered for that round of admission.

  • Friday November 28, 2014
  • Friday March 6, 2015
  • Friday May 8, 2015
  • Friday July 3, 2015

How to Apply

There are a number of steps in the application process.  Please read these instructions carefully to ensure that your application package is complete and correct. ALL requirements must be submitted by the application closing date and time. You will need to reference the "Using CSU Apply Online-CSU Ontario Programs" document. Please read this document carefully as it will assist you in successfully completing and submitting your application.

Required documentation in support of your application

Note: Since the formatting of documents can easily be corrupted during the upload process, please save your completed documents in pdf format and check them before you upload as part of your online application.

1. Online Application Form

  • In order to complete your application, you MUST SUBMIT it online.The online application form is here.
  • If you have previously started an online application you MUST log back in using the red link "Returning Users Click Here".
  • Before you start the online application you must prepare your Resume and Experience Summary & Profile.   Any Supplementary documents such as marriage certificate, English Language Proficiency test results or proof of citizenship must also be gathered and notarised ready for upload as part of your online application.  In addition you can upload a 'Student Copy' of your Bachelor  degree transcript. 

2. Resume

  • Complete using the CSU "Resume" template
  • Save as a pdf document and add to your application package via the Document Upload section (Document Type = Resume) of the online application. 

3. Experience Profile and Profile Summary

4. Transcript(s)

You must supply an official transcript showing completion of your  undergraduate degree.  We will accept a  copy or student issued transcript for initial assessment purposes however an  official transcript must be received at the CSU Ontario campus no later than the  application closing date.

Official Transcript

  • Place a request with the University from which you have received (or are currently enrolled in) your Bachelor degree (and any additional degrees).  Have your academic transcript addressed to "BPES Admissions" and sent directly to the CSU Ontario campus:

Charles Sturt University, Ontario
860 Harrington Court
Burlington Ontario L7N 3N4

  • Your official transcript must show completion of your degree
  • 'Student Issued' transcripts will NOT be accepted as an official transcript.

Copy or Student Issued Transcript

  • If you have a copy of your official transcript or a "Student Issued" transcript you can add it to your application package as a pdf document  via the Document Upload section (Document Type = University Transcript/Award 1) of the online application. We can begin the assessment of your application using this transcript while we wait on your Official Transcript.

Please Note:  International Qualifications

  • In special circumstances, such as international qualifications, certified copies of original transcripts can be mailed or delivered directly to the campus. For international qualifications, any documents not in English must be accompanied by a professional, certified translation.  The applicant must submit BOTH the non-English and translated documents directly to Charles Sturt University Ontario.

Your official transcript(s) must be received by the application closing date.  Your application package will not be deemed complete until this official transcript is received.

5. Two References

  • You must provide two professional references from people with whom you have had an association in the last five (5) years (e.g., teachers you have volunteered with; people with whom you have worked in the same organization for at least one year who can comment on your skills and aptitude for teaching, people who know of your experiences working with children well enough to evaluate your performance). Only two references will be accepted – additional references will NOT be considered.
  • Referees must use the CSU Reference template. It is an electronic form that can be completed and circulated by email. Your Referees will submit their final reference directly to the Admissions Office by email.  (The Reference must not be submitted by you on behalf of your Referee.)
  • ALL references must be completed and submitted by the application closing date and time.

Supplementary documentation that may be required with your application

Please note all documentation MUST be notarized by a Justice of the Peace or Notary Public 

Marriage Certificate

  • Submit your notarized marriage certificate if your university degree is issued in a surname other than the surname that is on your application to this program.
  • Save as a pdf document and add to your application package via the Document Upload section (Document Type = Evidence of change of name) of the online application

 English Language Proficiency

  • If you have completed your studies outside of Canada, you need to check the CSU English Language Proficiency requirements. If you do NOT satisfy these requirements, you must demonstrate your level of English proficiency by providing English language test results taken within the last two years.
  • A notarized copy of your test results should be saved as a pdf document and added to your application package via the Document Upload section (Document Type = English Language Proficiency) of the online application.

 Proof of Canadian Citizenship

  • If you were NOT born in Canada, you will be required to provide evidence of your Canadian citizenship or Permanent Resident status. You must submit this evidence (e.g. notarized copy of Citizenship card or passport) with your online application - save as a pdf document and add to your application package via the Document Upload section (Document Type = Evidence of Citizenship/PR) of the online application.

Application fee

  • A non-refundable Application Fee of $100.00 CAD, is payable by cheque or money order/bank draft (made payable to Charles Sturt University, with the applicant's name written on the cheque).  Payment can also be made on campus, in person, by cash, debit or credit. Credit card payments can be made by fax to 905-333-8578.  Your payment must be accompanied by a copy of the Application Fee Remittance Advice Form.
  • It is essential that the full name of the applicant be included on the form of payment.
  • Mail or deliver the Application Fee to CSU Ontario by the closing date to:

    Charles Sturt University, Ontario
    860 Harrington Court
    Burlington Ontario L7N 3N4

    Or Fax it to:  905-333-8578

This COMPLETE package must be submitted by the application deadline.  If documents are not received by the indicated date and time the application will be considered in the next round of admissions.

Note:  ALL documents will be retained by the University and will NOT be returned to the applicant. Exceptions will only be made for original or notarized copies of international transcripts, at the request of the applicant.

Please do not contact the campus to inquire if your application package has been successfully submitted online, and/or if your transcript(s) has been received. Be assured that the Admissions Team will cross-check all received documents to ensure that your application package is complete.  If it is not complete, you will be contacted via email regarding the missing documentation.