Deferring studies in your first year as an Arts student

I've been offered a place in an Arts degree as a first year student, can I defer for a year?

Deferral is an authorised 'gap year' between being offered a place at UWA and commencing studies in the offered course. In Arts, this is relevant to undergraduate domestic students commencing the Bachelor of Arts (BP001):

  • New students can choose to defer studies at the time of accepting their offer through TISC.

Where new students have already taken up their place at UWA:

  • Students who withdraw or become discontinued / lapsed can apply for admission at a later date.
  • Students who have completed at least 6 points of their course can apply for Approved Leave.
  • Generally, students who have not completed at least 6 points in their course cannot apply for Approved Leave. Instead these students need to withdraw from their course and apply for the same course during future intake periods.

Where deferral is not an option (ie. audition-entry Specialist Music Studies, or postgraduate Music Practitioner Studies programs) students may 'decline' their offer or 'withdraw' from their course. Students are welcome to apply for the same course during future intake periods.

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