Preparing for Success at SCU Program (PSP)
The Preparing for Success at SCU Program (PSP) is completed full time over 12 weeks or part time within one year. The course equips students with study skills for success at university. Students who complete PSP can proceed directly to a Southern Cross degree with the confidence that they are well-prepared to embark on further study.
Frequently asked questions
Where will I study?
PSP is offered at all campuses: Lismore, Coffs Harbour and Gold Coast and by distance education. The course commences each session in February, July and November.
See Teaching Calendar for dates.
What will it cost?
The course is free with no fees. Students only need to be prepared to pay their living costs and to purchase learning materials such as a calculator.
What will I study?
Students study three (3) core units and one of two possible elective units; four units in all.
The compulsory units cover the topics of communication, study and numeracy skills, which prepare students well for future university studies.
Where will it lead?
Successful completion of the Preparing for Success at SCU Program guarantees entry into a Southern Cross undergraduate award at either the associate degree or degree level. For degrees which have limited places available, your acceptance into these degrees will depend on how well you performed in the PSP units you completed.
Applying for an undergraduate degree after PSP
How to apply for your undergraduate degree post PSP
On successful completion of the Preparing for Success at SCU Program you can apply online directly to the University for the undergraduate degree of your choice. Applications are made via My Enrolment. You will need your Student ID and password to login.