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Certify Documents

Supporting documents must be provided to Macquarie as either original documents (i.e. original transcripts) or certified copies. A certified copy of a document is a photocopy of the original that has been "certified" as a true copy of the original by a Justice of the Peace (JP) or an authorised officer.

Learn more about document certification

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Change Unit of Study

Change of unit enrolment is available for currently enrolled students who wish to change their study program. Change of unit enrolment can be performed on eStudent.

For more information, see the 'Changing your units of study' website.

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Withdraw from Unit(s) of Study

Current Macquarie students can withdraw from Session 1, Session 2 or full-year units via eStudent. For more information, see the 'Changing your units of study' website.

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is given for recognised tertiary-level studies undertaken at other accredited institutions. When granted, RPL counts towards the credit point requirement for your degree.

For more information, see the 'Recognition for Prior Learning' website.

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Course Transfer (Change your Degree)

If you wish to change to another course you must make a new admissions application for that course, either direct to Macquarie University or online via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) website.

For more information, see the 'Postgrad Studies Current Students' website.

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Transferring to or from a Double Degree

To apply for a double degree whilst currently studying a single component of that degree you will need to lodge a new application during the relevant admission period. For purposes of admission and enrolment, you will be considered a new student undertaking a new double degree. Read more information on how to apply.

To request to change from your double degree to one of its component single degrees you will need to lodge an application direct to the University during the relevant admission period. For purposes of admission and enrolment, you will be considered a new student undertaking a new single degree.

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Campus Transfer

The campus transfer process is only available for a change of campus between Macquarie University North Ryde and Macquarie City Campus for the same postgraduate coursework course and subject to the particular course being offered for study at the other campus. Campus transfer is available to both domestic and international students.

For more information, see the 'Change of location' website.

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Discontinue your Studies

Current students enrolled at Macquarie and planning to interrupt their studies for a session, a year, or longer will need to withdraw from all units via eStudent.

For more information, see the 'Discontinuing your studies' website.

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Request for Approval to Undertake Concurrent Studies

Concurrent studies are not available to students currently in any other postgraduate courses other than Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism (PICT) Programs. Please apply separately through OUA if you wish to undertake an OUA course/unit(s).

Read more information about concurrent studies.

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Articulate to a Higher Award Course

For students who are already in a lower award and wish to apply for the higher level of the exact same course you are currently enrolled in or have completed, you can apply via our direct application form and simply tick the box that asks if you are articulating. You can only articulate to a higher level of the same course, you cannot articulate into a lower level of any course (ie from a Postgraduate Certificate to a Postgraduate Diploma or from a Postgraduate Diploma to a Masters). Please complete the Coursework Direct Application.

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Apply for Leave of Absence

Formal request for leave of absence is not available for postgraduate coursework students if you wish to discontinue your study for a period of time. Please refer to our Discontinuing your Studies webpage for more information.

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Change Personal Details

Change of address or other personal information must be completed online on eStudent. You must keep your address up to date as failure to do so could result in important correspondence or course information not reaching you. The University cannot accept responsibility for students not receiving official communications if you do not advise us of your correct address.

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