Transferring to a new course

If you would like to:

  • Transfer from one undergraduate course to another
  • Transfer from one postgraduate course to another

You can do the above through submitting an application for internal course transfer.

FAQ’s for Internal Course Transfer

Who is eligible to transfer?

You can apply to transfer if you are enrolled in an undergraduate, postgraduate or College course.

How do I apply?

Domestic students:

Most courses are available for application directly through the Western Portal. Different sessions have different application closing dates. Check these dates here.

International students:

International students must use the Course Transfer Application (International Students only) form, which is available here. Using the form ensures the visa implications of changing courses are considered.

Which courses are excluded from the internal course transfer process?

The following courses can only be applied for through UAC:

Undergraduate courses

  • 4758 – Doctor of Medicine
  • 4684 – B Midwifery
  • 4706 – B Physiotherapy
  • 4669 – B Health Science (Paramedicine)
  • 4763 – B Speech Pathology

Postgraduate courses

  • 1812 – M Clinical Psychology
  • 1814 – M Professional Psychology
  • 1796 – GD Psychology

How will my application be assessed?

Your application to transfer courses will be assessed on the basis of your results from your current Western studies, as well as any other previous studies. This may include your results for your current session so we may need to wait until after your results are released before we can consider your application.

How will I find out the outcome of my application?

We will send you an email to let you know if you have been successful in your application to transfer courses.

What do I do if my application is successful?

If your application to transfer is successful, you have the option to remain in your current course or accept your offer and enrol into your new course.

If you choose to accept your offer and enrol into your new course, you will need to ensure that you withdraw from future enrolled units and apply to discontinue your current course in MySR. Note: International students will have their old course discontinued as part of the acceptance process for their new course.

If you choose to stay in your current course, you don’t need to do anything with your new offer and it will lapse.

Will my completed units and GPA be transferred to my new course?

No – when you are offered a new course, your GPA will not be brought across to your new course and you will not automatically receive credit for the units you have completed in previous courses. If you wish to receive credit from previous studies, you will need to apply for Advanced Standing.

It is strongly recommended that you speak to the Director of Academic Program (DAP) before applying to transfer to a new course to see how much credit you will receive into your new degree.