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How to enrol

Enrolling is a two-step process through myUNSW. You need to enrol in courses and then register for class times. If you received a personalised offer page, refer to this page for a guide to the acceptance and enrolment process.

You should enrol for a full year to ensure you get the classes you want although you can enrol for a term at a time.

  • Before you enrol: Choose your courses, check course availability and check prerequisites

    You will need to check which courses you can enrol in for your program and then check course availability in each term. Many courses have prerequisites.

    • Refer to the UNSW Handbook or course outlines to check the courses you can enrol in for your program. Specific faculty information can also be found on the faculty websites.
    • Find out what makes up a full-time study load.
    • Your Program Authority can help with academic and administrative matters, including program rules, enrolment and academic advice, choice of major, choice of courses and electives, timetables, leave and program transfer, and honours programs. 
  • Step 1: Enrol in courses

    First, you need to enrol in the courses you want to take. It is best to enrol in all your courses for the year (including the Summer term if you’re intending to study then). 

  • Step 2: Register for class times

    After you have enrolled in your courses, you will need to register for class times for each of your courses. Class registrations open at least eight weeks before the start of each term.

    • Find detailed instructions for class registration, including a video guide.
    • You will need to register online (login required) by selecting the My Student Profile tab in myUNSW.
    • If your class times clash, you should endeavour to rearrange your enrolment first. If that is not possible, and you feel there are special circumstances, you may submit a timetable clash request (login required). Timetable clashes are dealt with at the School level and permission is given on a case-by-case basis.

Enrolment deadline

You must be correctly enrolled by the enrolment deadline each term (the end of Week 1 of term). The ‘enrolment deadline’ is the last day to add a course online using myUNSW (login required). Enrolment after the deadline is only allowed in very limited circumstances and will incur a late enrolment fee of $250. 

  • See the enrolment deadline for each term.
  • The ’census date’ is the last day you can withdraw without having to pay for the course.

Enrolling after the deadline

If you have missed the enrolment deadline, you will not be able to enrol through myUNSW.

  • Find information about late enrolment, which you must do if you have missed the deadline.

Making changes to your enrolment

You can change your enrolment after you have enrolled.

Course substitution

Course substitution means getting an exemption from doing a core course or other requirement and instead, completing an equivalent or a near equivalent course of the same credit value.

Credit transfer

Getting credits from study at another institution or another UNSW program recognised and counted towards your current UNSW degree program is known as credit transfer. To get this credit, UNSW needs to assess the courses or combination of courses as equivalent to UNSW courses. Credit transfer is also known as advanced standing. 

Enrolling at another university

You can request permission to undertake study at another institution, and for that study to be counted towards your current degree program at UNSW.

Help with your enrolment

Help is available if you’re having trouble enrolling.