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Transferring courses

Taking a new direction

If you've decided you'd like to change what you're studying at the University of Sydney, you may be able to transfer to a different degree.

There are many reasons you may want to transfer into a new course.

Perhaps your initial course didn’t meet your expectations, or you entered university with the intention of transferring to another course after the first year. The option to transfer gives you a second shot at your preferred course if you don’t quite meet the entry requirements to get in straight from school.

You may also be eligible for credit for previous study to carry across to your new degree. For advice, talk to the faculty that you are transferring to.

Visit the Student website for detailed information on how to change your course.

Assessment criteria

If you have completed less than 48 credit points at the end of this semester, your application to transfer will be based on the qualification that was used to gain entry to your current degree, usually your ATAR or equivalent.

Once you have accumulated more than 48 credit points, your performance in your current degree becomes a factor in determining your eligibility if it is better than your previous results.

If you entered your undergraduate degree under an alternative entry pathway, any benefit you gained in addition to your ATAR does not carry across to your new application. 

What about postgraduate? 

If you are a postgraduate student and want to change to a course that is not an allowable course transfer, you will need to make a new application through Find a course.

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