Ridley College applicants: if you are applying to start a new course at Ridley College please complete all 8 pages of the 2020 Course Application Form, and see below (Step One) for the list of essential documents you need to send with your application form.
Cross institutional applicants: please complete all 8 pages of the application form, but note: you can use one-word answers for General Information (page 6), and you do not need Referees (page 7) or a Faculty Interview. Please advise in your email which subject and level you are applying for, plus the name and email address of your Course Adviser at your primary institution. You do need to provide a digital photo of yourself for your student card, but NO OTHER DOCUMENTS ARE USUALLY REQUIRED.*
* CIS applicants: If you are applying for a practical ministry subject, or more than one subject with Ridley College you will also need to provide a recent police check and current working with children check, see details below.
Please note that the application form is not editable in Mac Preview (even if it appears to be working, we will not be able to read it); you must use Adobe Acrobat.
If you cannot use Adobe Acrobat then you will need to print the form, complete it by hand and scan it. All completed applications plus documents must be sent to this email address: email@example.com.
You can find the application process steps and closing dates for applications below.
If you have any questions about the process, please call our Admissions Officer: 03 9207 4800, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Step One: Editable Form
Complete the editable application form. As part of the process you will need to provide a number of documents:
*As soon as you are accepted to study at Ridley you must provide secure electronic files OR certified paper copies of these documents in the mail OR bring the originals to be sighted in our office. This requirement applies to all Ridley College students.
Please apply for your police check and working with children check as soon as possible (if you do not have one already) and send them to the Admissions Officer with your application, or as soon as you receive them. You can find our information sheet here.
The application form will also ask you for the names and contact details for two referees, one of whom must be your Minister or Pastor. Please contact the Admissions Officer if your Minister/Pastor is a family member. (References are not required for cross institutional applicants.)
Once your application form has been submitted you will receive an email confirming that it has been received, and your nominated referees will be emailed a form to complete and send directly to us.
Once the Admissions Officer has received the completed references, you will be contacted to arrange an interview with a member of the faculty to discuss your application. Phone and Zoom interviews can be arranged. (A Faculty interview is not required for cross institutional applicants.)
There will be an opportunity to discuss your units of study in your faculty interview. Once all unit enrolments have been processed close to the start of semester, an enrolment pack will be emailed to students. Campus students can sign up for chapel teams, our formation program, vocational mentoring groups, community meals and Launch Camp for Semester 1. The enrolment pack will also include information about the library and how to log in to the Ridley College student portal. A student/library card will be posted to students along with a tax invoice, and the relevant Variation of Unit Enrolment Policy. The Student Manual can be accessed at Ridley Online/Academic Admin/Registrar’s Office once you have received your login details.
All applicants remain provisional until the Admissions Officer has received all parts of the application, reference forms are returned, certified hard copies of documents are received (or the originals sighted), and the application has been accepted by the Vice-Principal. Applicants will then receive an email confirming their acceptance to study at Ridley. An Acceptance Form and Library Form will accompany this email, and both must be completed and returned to the Admissions Officer. All students must adhere to Ridley’s Expectations and Rules (as published on our website under ‘Current Students’). New students who do not complete the application process by the end of the semester in which they applied may not be allowed to continue their studies until their paperwork is complete.
2020 Application dates
Applying for semester three 2020
Classes commence 23 November 2020
Applications closed 20 October 2020; CIS applicants may still apply*
2021 Application dates
Applying for semester one 2021
Classes commence 22 February 2021
Early applications to be received by: 20 December 2020*
Classes commence 20 July 2021
Early applications to be received by: 1 June 2021*
Classes commence 23 November 2021
Early applications to be received by: 1 October 2021*
Reference forms are to be completed by referees as soon as possible after the application has been submitted.
* After the closing date potential applicants must talk to the Admissions Officer or the Registrar before applying.