Deferring your offer

How do I defer my offer?

If you Accept your offer for a deferrable course in the Flinders Student Information System (SIS) but do not end up enrolling in the course or completing any study for two consecutive semesters, your offer will be deferred on your behalf.

To access the SIS, you must first:

If you accept your offer but then decide to not complete any study, you will need to ensure you withdraw from any enrolled topics before the topic census date . See Amending your enrolment for details about how to withdraw from topics.

Provided you are not enrolled in the course or complete any study for two consecutive semesters, your offer will be deferred on your behalf.

If you receive a Flinders offer to one of the following courses, you will be required to either Accept and Enrol or Defer by a deadline as stated in your offer letter to secure your place in the course. Please read your offer letter carefully.

  • 224071 Bachelor of Health Sciences/Master of Occupational Therapy
  • 214931 Bachelor of Medical Science (Vision Science)/Master of Optometry
  • 214352 Bachelor of Speech Pathology
  • 224321 Bachelor of Paramedic Science
  • 224325 Bachelor of Paramedic Science (Northern Territory) 
  • 214431 Bachelor of Midwifery (Pre-registration) 
  • 214381 Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics 
  • 224081 Bachelor of Health Sciences/Master of Physiotherapy

What happens if I change my mind?

If you change your mind and wish to commence the course after all, you can do so by enrolling in course topics, provided enrolment for your preferred commencing semester is still open.

For example, if you received an offer for Semester One and did not enrol nor complete any study in the course in that semester and Semester Two enrolment is still open, you can enrol in topics to commence the course in Semester Two, provided the course offers a mid-year intake.

Places in the following courses are highly competitive and only one intake is available each year. If you defer your offer by the deadline stated in your offer letter to the following year, your current year place will be offered to another applicant. Therefore, if you wish to commence the course after all, you will be added to a waitlist and if a place becomes available, you may be able to be offered a place.

  • 224071 Bachelor of Health Sciences/Master of Occupational Therapy
  • 214931 Bachelor of Medical Science (Vision Science)/Master of Optometry
  • 214352 Bachelor of Speech Pathology
  • 224321 Bachelor of Paramedic Science
  • 224325 Bachelor of Paramedic Science (Northern Territory) 
  • 214431 Bachelor of Midwifery (Pre-registration) 
  • 214381 Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics 
  • 224081 Bachelor of Health Sciences/Master of Physiotherapy
  • 214561 Bachelor of Creative Arts (Drama)

The following courses also only have one intake per year and if you change your mind on deferring after the last day to enrol for Semester One, you will not be able to commence until the following year:

  • 224561    Bachelor of Arts - Enhanced Program for High Achievers
  • 214551    Bachelor of Creative Arts (Creative Writing)
  • 214561    Bachelor of Creative Arts (Drama)
  • 214571    Bachelor of Creative Arts (Screen)
  • 244491    Bachelor of Early Childhood Education – Birth to 8
  • 244501    Bachelor of Education (Primary)
  • 234551    Bachelor of Exercise Science
  • 234571    Bachelor of Exercise Science / Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
  • 234841    Bachelor of Human Nutrition
  • 244531    Bachelor of Inclusive and Specialised Education (Early Childhood)
  • 244541    Bachelor of Inclusive and Specialised Education (Primary)
  • 244551    Bachelor of Inclusive and Specialised Education (Secondary)
  • 214421    Bachelor of Medical Science
  • 2BG007   Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry)
  • 214311    Bachelor of Nursing (Preregistration)
  • 214312    Bachelor of Nursing (Preregistration) Riverland
  • 2BP003    Bachelor of Nursing (Re-Entry)

What happens after my offer is deferred?

Provided you are not enrolled in an eligible course or complete any study for two consecutive semesters, your offer will be deferred on your behalf.

We will be in touch with you in late November of the year you had your Semester One offer deferred with instructions on how to take up your offer the following academic year.

If your Semester Two offer was deferred, we will be in touch with you in May/June the following year with instructions on how to take up your mid-year offer that same year.

How do I take up my deferred offer?

Once you have received instructions from us on how to take up your offer and you wish to commence the course, you will need to follow the enrolment process.

If you are eligible to defer again for another year, provided you are not enrolled in the course or complete any study for two consecutive semesters, your offer will be deferred again on your behalf and the above information applies again.

Please note not all courses will allow you to enrol on a full-time basis if commenced in semester 2. Please seek course advice.