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Cross-Institutional APPLICATION FORM  Ridley College APPLICATION FORM

Our application process is now entirely online. 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 a single unit because they are already enrolled at another institution.  All other applicants should use the Ridley College Application Form and follow the steps detailed here.

Please note our closing dates for applications below.

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Application due dateSAdmission Requirements

Applying to study at Ridley College requires the following process:

Step One: Online Form

Complete the online application form. When you begin you will receive an email with a link which 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 of yourself (this will appear on your student/library card)
  • your previous qualifications*
  • a recent police check  (completed within the last month)*
  • your Working With Children Card*
  • a one-page summary of your Christian beliefs (in your own words)

*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 attach them to your application or email the documents to the Admissions Officer as soon as you receive them. You can find our information sheet here.

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.

Step Two: References

Once your online application form has been 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 your application. Phone and Zoom interviews can be arranged.

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 close to the start of semester, an enrolment pack will be emailed to students to sign up for the Ridley Logos Library. On Campus students can also sign up for chapel teams, life and ministry groups, community meals and for Semester 1 Launch Camp. The enrolment pack will also include information about the library and how to log on to the Ridley College student 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 can be accessed 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 new 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.

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2018 Application dates

Applying for semester one 2018

Classes commence 26 February 2018 (Greek & Hebrew intensives commence 5 February) If you plan to study a language intensive your application form must be received by 31 December at the latest.
Overseas students should contact the Admissions Officer for information, and apply no later than 1 November 2017.

Final applications closed on 20 January 2018* (call the Admissions Officer if you still want to apply for Semester 1 2018)

Reference forms are to be returned as soon as possible after the application is submitted.
Faculty interviews will be held during November, December and January.

Applying for semester two 2018

Classes commence 16 July 2018
Early applications preferred by: 1 June 2018
Final applications close: 15 June 2018*
Reference forms are to be returned as soon as possible after the application is submitted.

Applying for semester three 2018

Classes commence 12 November 2018
Early applications preferred by: 1 October 2018
Final applications close: 15 October 2018*
Reference forms are to be returned as soon as possible after the application is submitted.

* After the final closing date potential applicants must talk to the Admissions Officer

Ridley College

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

Ridley College is an affiliated college with the Australian College of Theology, CRICOS: 02650E