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Applicants with recent secondary education are those whose admission is primarily based on the completion of year 12 within the last two years, but also includes those who may have completed their senior secondary studies with a TAFE or other VET provider within the same time frame. This includes applicants whose secondary education was undertaken interstate.
Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)
While an ATAR is not required for undergraduate admissions, completion of the NSW Higher School Certificate or equivalent is required.
Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study
Applicants who have completed vocational education and training (VET) may be considered eligible under Special Entry by being awarded provisional entry upon successful completion of one semester of undergraduate study. More information about Special Entry can be found in the Student Selection and Admissions Policy and Procedure.
Some courses may have additional entry criteria such as an interview or an audition. Please check the specific course to find out whether there are additional requirements.
The first stage of applying to Excelsia College is to select the course you wish to apply and fill the online application form. Please read the form carefully, complete all the fields and attach all the documentation listed in Step 2.
You must provide certified copies of all the required documents when you submit your application.
A certified copy is a photocopy of an original document that has been endorsed (signed, dated and accompanied by an ink imprint stamp) by an authorised authority who states that it is a true copy of the original document. Authorised authorities include:
A detailed list of accepted authorities can be found here.
Required application documents
*Drama applicants will also need to provide a portrait photo (headshot) with their application.
You may be required to provide additional information with your application, depending on which Excelsia course you choose. The courses requiring supplementary information are:
Once you submit your online application a student advisor will contact you within days to confirm receipt and talk through the next steps in the process.
Music and Drama applicants will also receive their audition date.
If the applicant is successful they will be issued an offer letter and a written agreement. Students will need to respond to the offer within six weeks.
Please keep in mind that under the privacy legislation, Excelsia College can only communicate with the applicant about their application, and not with family members or other representatives unless authorised by the applicant.
Before you start your degree, consider how much your course will cost. At Excelsia, tuition fees are charged by the undergraduate or postgraduate course units taken per study period.
Besides your course fees, there may be other costs associated with study, such as textbooks, equipment and other learning materials.
Visit the financial information page to find more information.
Excelsia College welcomes Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander applicants who may be able to successfully complete a given course, but who may not have had reasonable prior opportunity to develop experience and qualifications sufficient to satisfy the entry criteria for that course.
More information about Special Entry can be found in the Student Selection and Admissions Policy and Procedures.