Accept, defer or decline your offer

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Respond to your offer

You will need to accept, defer or decline your offer online by the deadline specified in your letter.

  • You can accept, defer or decline by signing into myUNSW and creating a UniPass.
  • Find instructions about creating a password for myUNSW.

Accept your place

To secure a place in your program, you must accept your offer by the deadline given in your letter. You must accept your offer before you can enrol in courses. 

  • Find out more about how to accept your offer.
  • New students can follow the steps for getting started at UNSW, including how to accept your offer and enrol in courses.
  • Fee-paying students may have to pay some of their fees upfront to accept their offer.

Change your start date: defer your place

You may be able to start your degree up to two years after you received your offer. You can only defer (officially delay the start of your tertiary program) if you haven’t started any courses. If you have started any courses, you will need to apply for program leave instead. 

Deferring at different stages

You can defer at three stages, and the process is different for each stage.

  • If you haven’t already logged in to myUNSW to accept or defer your offer – accept your offer through myUNSW and choose ‘deferment’ as the option in ‘Accept Online’. 
  • If you have accepted your offer but haven’t enrolled in any courses – contact the UNSW Admissions Office through the admissions enquiry form. 
  • If you have already enrolled in one or more courses – log into myUNSW and complete the form you find at My Student Profile > My Student Services > Online Services > Program Leave/Discontinuation. Choose the 'Program Leave' option. You must do this before the census date for your first term. 

Multiple offers

Although you can receive more than one offer from UNSW, you are not able to accept more than one offer.

  • You may accept an offer and still be eligible to receive a second offer later.
  • If you accept the second offer, your first offer is automatically withdrawn.
  • If you defer your first offer and then accept a second offer, your deferred offer is automatically withdrawn.
  • If you have received an offer but are still waiting for a different offer or a higher preference, we recommend you accept your first offer so that you don’t miss out if you don’t receive a second offer.

Are you having trouble enrolling?

If you are having trouble enrolling via myUNSW, see enrolment error messages.  You can also contact enrol@unsw.edu.au