There are many offer rounds throughout the admission year.

Postgraduate offer rounds are weekly from August to November of the following year.

Whether you receive an offer in a particular round depends on the timing of your application, and whether the assessment of your application is complete.

SATAC will notify you of an offer by emailing the offer to your last recorded address. You can also view your offer by logging in to your application.

If the offer is to your first preference, SATAC will accept the offer on your behalf. All you need do is enrol per the instructions in the letter. You will not need to take any further action with SATAC.

If the offer is not to your first preference, SATAC will ensure that your higher preference(s) are still 'alive' for future offer rounds. You should still enrol per the instructions in the letter.

Checking your offer status

You can check the status of your application at any time online via My Application, or by contacting SATAC.

Note that SATAC will not notify you by email in the event that you do not receive an offer.

It is your responsibility to find out whether you have received an offer and to comply with the enrolment instructions included in the offer letter.

Neither SATAC nor the universities can be responsible for the consequences of late enrolment. If you miss the enrolment date, you risk losing your place.

Enrolling in your course

Once you have accepted an offer you can enrol in your course. The institution will send you an email with information about how to do this.

It is important you follow the information and meet any deadlines outlined by the institution. If you have any questions about the enrolment process, you should contact the institution as soon as possible.

Withdrawing from a course after enrolment

If you enrol in a course then withdraw before the census date, do not assume that you have an automatic right to enrol in the same course in a future year. The institutions’ rules vary – you may be able to defer, or you may need to apply again. Seek advice from the institution and consider your individual situation before you make the decision to withdraw.


Deferment means that you can postpone enrolment in a course usually until the following year. Your place is held for you and you don't need to apply again through SATAC to enrol.

Postgraduate courses are not deferrable through SATAC. Contact the university to discuss deferring your place.


Credit is also known as status, advanced standing, or recognition of prior learning. If you plan to apply for credit you should seek advice from the institution before you enrol. The institution will explain the application process and any documentation they may need from you.

SATAC does not provide advice about applying for credit, or your eligibility to do so.

Course costs

If you are applying for a higher education course, it is important to understand how much your study might cost. Course costs will depend on the type of course you enrol in, and whether you are a Commonwealth supported student or a fee-paying student.

You can find information on the fees associated with studying individual courses on the respective institutions' websites.

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The census date is the deadline set by your institution for finalising your enrolment. It is the last date on which a student can withdraw from enrolment in a subject/topic without incurring financial penalty.