Application Guide

Find out how to apply,
what documentation you'll need
and how we can help you.

1. How to Apply

The first stage of applying to Excelsia College is the online application form. As you proceed with the form, please read carefully, complete all fields and attach all documentation listed on the checklist.
Once you have submitted your online application, the Registrar’s Office will email you confirming: the receipt of your application, which round of offers you are in and when the offer date for that round is and any missing or uncertified documentation. After your application details have been confirmed your chosen school will contact you regarding the next stage. Please keep in mind that under the privacy legislation, Excelsia College is able to communicate only with the applicant about their application, and not with family members or other representatives.
Application for admission into the Bachelor of Music involves two steps:


  • Submission of an application: Educational requirements typically involve the successful completion of the NSW Higher School Certificate (or equivalent), or completion of other tertiary studies.
  • Interview and Audition (Includes musicianship skills testing)


Download the full admission requirements here.
Excelsia College invites graduates from C3 College Oxford Falls, to apply to upgrade to a Bachelors Degree with advance standing.*
*Advance standing is granted conditional upon a successful application process.
Application for admission into the Bachelor of Dramatic Art involves two steps:


  • Submission of an application: Educational requirements typically involve the successful completion of the NSW Higher School Certificate. View alternative pathways and further information here.
  • Interview and Assessment: For artistic requirements view the Audition Information
  • International or interstate students may submit an audition DVD accompanied by a written description of previous dramatic experience. Scholarship auditions are held on campus, and cannot be presented by video. View DVD Audition Information.
To qualify for entry into the Master of Teaching (Primary), you must:

● Hold a university undergraduate degree and satisfy the prerequisites for admission in having completed degree studies relating to the subject curriculum as specified by BOSTES
● Be proficient in English.

The Master of Teaching (Primary) is not available to overseas/international students. Please contact us to find out about other Excelsia College courses that may suit your needs.
Non-academic capability research indicates a range of attributes and motivations are common to effective teachers:
  • strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • willingness to learn
  • resilience
  • self-efficacy
  • conscientiousness
  • organisational and planning skills

Applicants with an overseas undergraduate degree must meet, at a minimum, IELTS overall 7.5, with a minimum of 8.0 in speaking and listening modules, and a minimum of 7.0 in reading and writing modules. The IELTS must be dated within 24 months.

Once your application is passed on to the School of Counselling the Head of Counselling will assess your suitability for counsellor training.

You will be asked to provide a written rationale, a written set of goals, and participation in an admission interview designed to explore interpersonal skills. Furthermore, you be asked to provide two personal references from persons able to comment on your suitability to work within a helping profession.

To qualify for entry into the School for Business you must:

● Hold a university undergraduate degree and satisfy the prerequisites for admission in having completed degree
● Be proficient in English.
● Submit a resume demonstrating professional experience



Offer of a Place
The Admissions Committee meets to review applications. Please note that only the Admissions Committee can offer applicants a place in a course.

If your application is successful, you will be notified by email on the date listed on the Application Closing Dates & Round Offers chart. A Letter of Offer via email will follow, detailing your admission and any conditions or provisions that may apply. If you are not successful in gaining admission, you will receive an email notifying you of this.

Responding to an Offer
With your emailed Letter of Offer you will receive a link to the online Response Form to indicate your acceptance of the terms and conditions of your offer. The offer of a place is formalised by the Agreement, and will lapse if the Agreement is not received by the stated due date.

The day after Agreements are due for each round, applicants will receive an email from the Registrar’s Office acknowledging their response and providing further information about getting started.

Once you have accepted your place in the course, you will finalise your enrolment on Orientation Week. Your Head of School/Program Director will be available to assist with your subject choices, a study plan for the year and set a target date by which you would like to complete the course.

Information on how to enrol via the Student Portal will be emailed to you by the Registrar’s Office.

Can we help you?

Call us on 02 9819 8810 for any help regarding your application.

2. What documentation do I need?

Certified documentation is necessary for a completed application. You will need to upload these documents in the online application. You will need to provide:
1. Proof of Citizenship – Passport or birth certificate or citizenship certificate.
2. Undergraduate - Higher School Certificate with Record of Achievement for NSW school leavers. Certified transcripts of any other (relevant) studies or industry experience after high school should also be included.
Postgraduate - Higher Education transcripts.
Certifying documents can be done through one of the following ways:

Call and book an appointment to bring your transcripts on campus to have certified by our registrars office.
02 9819 8810

You may visit your local JP to have your transcripts and certifying documents certified. Your closest JP can be found here.

Supplementary Information
In order to complete your online application you will need to complete the supplementary documentation for your respective course. Click your respective link below to download the supplementary documentation you will need to fill and upload:

3. Further Information

Please find further information you may require in your application process above. While filling out the online Application Form if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact:

Lauren McDougall
- Student Recruitment Coordinator
(02) 9819 8810

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