Update 2 – Admissions-Southern Cross University

The end-to-end admissions process

International students are always curious to know how long the entire admission process will take and what the individual steps of process will be before final enrolment. Ensuring that students are aware of the end-to-end application cycle greatly reduces their anxiety and helps them be more confident to pass each stage, step-by-step.

The below info-graphic will give you a clear visual of the admission process through to enrolment.

1. Application Submission – You can submit your application through any of our partner agents with a minimum set of documents i.e passport, academic transcripts and completion certificate, and English test (where available).

2. Provisional Offer letter – If you meet the academic requirement for admission, the Admissions Team will issue a provisional offer letter within 24 hours. The provisional offer will advise you about your Genuine Student Requirement Interview (GSRI) if one is required.

3. Join the SCUnited Community – You will receive a link to join the SCUunited community with your provisional offer letter. Here you can access many useful resources which will be help you to prepare for your journey to higher education in Australia. You will also get the chance to connect with other international students and make new friends during your journey toward international studies.

4. GSRI Interview – After you receive your provisional offer letter, you will be scheduled to attend a GSR interview with the university Admissions Team. We strongly recommend that you watch the interview training videos on SCunited community to prepare for your interview. Here is the link for the training video. https://scu1.ning.com/videos/the-genuine-student-test-how-to-prepare-for-an-interview

5. Conditional offer letter – After passing your GSRI, you will receive a conditional offer which will clearly outline the remaining documents you need to provide to complete the admission process. The conditional will usually require you to provide a Genuine Student Statement (GSS)and GSR financial documents for which you can get more detail in other articles on SCUnited.

6. Submission of GSS & GSR documents –You should submit all required GSS and GSR documents through your agent as soon as possible. Write your GSSb yourself, including your own circumstances rather than copying content from other student statements. This may lead to application rejection and worst-case scenario, visa rejection. You can watch this video to learn more about the GSS – https://scu1.ning.com/videos/genuine-student-statement

7. GSR Assessment – The Admission Team will take up to 5 business days to assess your GSR documents. If required, they may ask for additional information.

8. Issue of Unconditional offer letter – Once you meet all offer conditions, including the GSR requirements, the Admissions Team will immediately issue the unconditional offer letter.

9. Offer Acceptance – After all conditions have been met, you can accept your offer. We strongly recommence that you accept your offer as soon as possible to ensure that you leave sufficient time for visa processing and join the university on time for Orientation. Please refer to this link to know about cutoff dates – https://scuventures.com.au/updates/update-1/

10. Issue of CoE – The Admissions Team will issue a CoE within 24 hours of receiving your acceptance and deposit payment.

11. Visa application submission – After your CoE has been issued, you can submit your online visa application with complete documents as per the requirement of The Department of Home Affairs. It is essential that you provide the same supporting documents to Immigration as you have provided to us.

12. Visa granted – Visa processing times vary application to application, so we strongly recommend applying for visa as early as early possible to avoid any delay and so you can join your intake on time.

13. Orientation – Every student must attend the orientation onshore before start of their classes. At orientation, you will get the chance to interact with university staff members and other commencing international students to learn more about your campus, classes, and a range of other essential information.

14. Enrolment – This is the final stage of the admission journey where you are enrolled for your classes and start your studies.

The above stages are common for all applications, however each application is individual and may require additional documentation and steps which vary case to case.