When you complete your diploma program, find out about your next steps including:

  • Moving to UTS programs 
  • Who to contact for help. 

Moving to UTS programs

The academic requirements you need to progress to your UTS program are listed in conditions in your original UTS College offer letter.

Domestic students who satisfactorily complete a UTS College diploma are eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) and an offer from UTS if they meet the academic requirements below. If domestic students do not meet the GPAs below they may have the opportunity to compete with other non-current school leavers for the offer of a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) at UTS. Please note that the target GPA is based on the year that a student commences their UTS College diploma. The GPA requirements below are for students commencing their UTS College diploma in 2020.

Articulation requirements for domestic students can be found on page 69 of the Domestic Prospecus Guide.

If you are an international student and complete a UTS College diploma with no more than two subject failures, you are guaranteed articulation to the relevant UTS undergraduate degree. If you fail more than two subjects, the guarantee does not apply and UTS will assess whether you are able to articulate into a degree. If you complete the UTS Foundation Studies program you need to achieve a specific Grade Point Average (GPA) in order to have guaranteed articulation to UTS.

​Articulation requirements for international students can be found on page 101 of the International Prospectus Guide.

How to prepare for university

To assist you to easily progress to your next phase of study, we run Transfer Sessions. If you are in the final semester of your diploma program and wish to transfer to UTS, you must attend the UTS Transfer Session organised by the Study Success Advisers. At this session, representatives of UTS faculties will be available to provide advice and information.

Your transfer session will cover what to expect, and any steps you need to take in relation to:

  • your future program structure
  • choosing subjects (if your program allows for this)
  • applying for credit from previous studies
  • enrolling
  • important dates

You will also be given all the necessary forms to complete. This usually takes place in week 10 of your last semester. You will also need to find out if any additional requirements are needed for an application to your chosen program at UTS. These are stated in the UAC Academic and English Student Handbook. The UAC Academic and English Student Handbook is available online at uac.edu.au. The UAC Academic and English Student Handbook is also available from any newsagent. Please also see your Study Success Adviser if you need further assistance.

Details of how to register for the next Transfer Session, including date, time and venue will be announced on Canvas. Once you register for a session, you will be emailed an invitation to attend, based on the program you have been accepted into.

Studying at UTS will be exciting and rewarding, but it will be different to studying at UTS College. As you familiarise yourself with all that is new, we have a few tips to help you adjust and make the most of the experience.

Transferring to UTS

1. Get an offer from UTS

If you are an international student, you will only need to apply for UTS programs if you do not already have an offer for your preferred UTS program. If you have not received an offer, it is best to seek advice from a Study Success Adviser.

If you are a domestic student, you will need to submit your UTS program application via UAC between August and November. Once you receive your results from UTS College, you will have the chance to change your preferences in December.
International students might already have an offer as part of their original offer to study at UTS College. If this applies to you, it is time to enrol.

If you have applied more recently, either as a domestic student or an international student, you will need to receive your offer before taking the next steps.

As soon as you receive your official offer, you need to either accept it, or defer your offer so you can start studying at a later date. You will receive instructions with your offer letter. When you are ready to accept or defer your offer, visit ‘Starting at UTS’ on the UTS website.

2. Get your final results from UTS College

Once you complete your final  exams and receive your results, you will know whether you have reached the academic requirements and/or English requirements to progress to your UTS program.

If you do not receive the grades you had hoped for, and do not meet the requirements for UTS, please contact a Study Success Adviser to discuss your options and what to do next.

3. Enrol in your UTS program

Just like at UTS College, your enrolment will be handled online. With your offer letter, you should have received advice about which subjects to enrol in. You might have also received these details in your Transfer Session.
Once you have the right advice for which subjects you need to enrol in, you will need to complete your enrolment online and create your timetable.

4. Attend Orientation Week

Orienation Week is your official orientation week at UTS, where you will be able to meet students and staff, find out about your subjects at info sessions, go on campus tours and take part in all the fun and festivities happening around campus.

What to do if I do not get the required results for my chosen program?

You will have the opportunity to repeat programs where you did not achieve the satisfactory results to progress to your next phase of study. If you have questions regarding your results, please see a Study Success Adviser who can assist you in discussing your study plan, options and to advise you of the support that’s available to you.

What to do if I get higher results than expected?

Congratulations on your result, this means that your hard work has paid off. Your high achievement sets you up for success at UTS.

What to do if I have changed my study plans?

See a Study Success Adviser, to discuss your study plan or any changes to your circumstances or plans.

Who to contact for help

For information regarding: study plan, further study options, concerns regarding program, attendance, transferring to UTS and help with study and exam dates/information, please see the Study Success Advisers for diploma students.

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(+61 2) 9218 8666




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Haymarket, NSW 2000

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Ground Floor
187 Thomas Street
(Blue Building)
Haymarket, NSW 2000

For individual contact details,
please visit the Advisers page.