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Transition (4 months)

The Transition Program is an accelerated university preparation program designed for students who have completed a matriculation qualification with results marginally below the requirement for direct entry to university.

Our Transition Program is recommended if you have strong English language proficiency (from 2017, minimum IELTS 6.0 or equivalent with a writing sub-score of 5.5 and all other sub scores of 5.0) and excellent academic results. A mature and independent approach to studies is required for success in the Transition Program.

Duration 3 Intakes per year UNSW entry Streams CRICOS Course Code
4 months February - June
August - December
September - January**
Semester 2*
Semester 1
Semester 1**
Commerce, Life Science, Physical Science and Actuarial Streams only 060623E

Key Benefits

  • Pace suitable for students who have completed high school with excellent results
  • Strengthens subject knowledge and academic skills achieved in previous study with a focus on independent learning and critical thinking
  • Provides a fast-track preparation and matriculation to university.

* Note: Some UNSW degree programs do not offer mid-year (semester 2) entry. Click here for details of your intended degree program.

** For international students only. It is recommended that Australian citizens and Permanent Residents undertake the August Transition Program so that they can receive a university offer via UAC.

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