30 units or more completed

Continue in Newstep for Semester 2

If you have completed 30 units or more in Newstep you can continue and complete the program in Semester 2.

To assist with the program transition we are allowing students to complete Newstep this year with 70 units (reduced from the full 80 unit program).

  • EPHUMA123 Academic Literacies 2 will be listed as an elective and not as a core course.
  • You can choose however many courses it will take you to complete 70 units in total from the list of available courses below.

If in doubt, you should still choose courses from the recommended Program Plan to best prepare you for a particular degree.

Your Newstep program will still guarantee you admission into 40+ degrees at the University of Newcastle and be recognised for competitive entry into all other degrees.

If you continue in Semester 2 but aren't able to complete the full 70 units don't worry, we'll be in touch with further options and you won't be disadvantaged.

Transfer to Open Foundation

You also have the option to transfer into the existing 40-unit Open Foundation program for Semester 2. You will be offered up to 20 units of credit depending on the Newstep courses you have completed.

If you would like to transfer please apply for Open Foundation on our website.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.