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Cross-Institutional APPLICATION FORM  Ridley College APPLICATION FORM

Our application process is now entirely online. Of course, we are always happy to assist you and answer any questions. Just use the ‘Enquire Now’ button below, call our Admissions Officer on p: 03 9207 4800 option 2, email us at admissions@ridley.edu.au or drop by in person!

Cross-institutional students are those who intend to study only a single unit because they are regularly enrolled at another institution.  All other applicants should use the online Ridley College Application Form and follow the steps detailed below.

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Application due dateSAdmission Requirements

Applying to study at Ridley requires the following process:

Step One: Online Form

Complete the online application form. When you begin you will receive an email with a link that you can use to come back and complete your application later. As part of the process you will need to upload scanned copies of a number of documents:

  • a recent photograph (this will appear on your student/library card)
  • your prior qualifications*
  • a recent police check  (completed within the last month)*
  • your Working With Children Card* or your state’s equivalent*
  • a one-page summary of your Christian beliefs – in your own words

*As soon as you are accepted to study at Ridley you will need to provide secure electronic files OR certified paper copies of these documents in the mail OR to bring the originals in person to 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 attach them to your application or email the documents to the Admissions Officer as soon as you receive them.

The form will also ask you for the names and contact details for two referees, one of which must be your Minister or Pastor. Please contact the Admissions Officer if the Minister/Pastor is a family member.

A non-refundable late fee of $50 will apply for applications received after the closing date.

Step Two: References

Once your online application form is submitted you will receive an email confirming that it has been sent successfully. At the same time, your nominated referees will be emailed a form to complete and send directly to us.

Step Three: Faculty Interview

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 course/unit options. Phone and Skype interviews can be arranged if necessary.

Step Four: Unit Enrolment

There will be an opportunity to select your units of study in your faculty interview. Once all unit enrolments have been processed by the Admissions Officer close to the commencement of classes, an ‘enrolment pack’ will be emailed to students to sign up for the Ridley Logos Library and, for Semester 1, our launch camp. On Campus students can also sign up for chapel teams, life and ministry groups and community meals. This enrolment pack will also include information about the library and logging on to the student online submission website and resource portal. A student/library card will be posted to students along with a tax invoice, enrolment summary and the Variation of Unit Enrolment Policy. The Student Manual is available at Ridley Online/Academic Admin/Registrar’s Office once you have received your login details.

Step Five: Acceptance

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’). Please also note that provisional students who do not complete the application process by the end of the semester in which they applied will have their results withheld until their application is complete.

 Information about fees and fee-help

2017 Application dates

Applying for semester two 2017

classes commence 17 July 2017
Semester two applications close 1 June 2017 *
Final Applications close: 23 June 2017**
Reference forms to be returned as soon as possible after the application is submitted.

Faculty interviews: 29 May – 23 June 2017

Applying for semester three 2017

classes commence 13 November 2017 (online only)
Semester three applications close 1 October 2017 *
Final Applications close: 16 October 2017**
Reference forms to be returned as soon as possible after the application is submitted.
Faculty interviews: 2 – 20 October 2017


* Applications submitted after this date will incur a $50 late fee
** Applicants wishing to submit an application form after this date need to talk to the Admissions Officer and will incur a $50 late fee.

Ridley College

170 The Avenue, Parkville, Victoria, 3052 Australia / Phone 03 9207 4800 / Email info@ridley.edu.au

Ridley College is an affiliated institution with the Australian College of Theology. (ACT Cricos Provider: 02650E)