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.
- For new undergraduate and postgraduate students, UNSW Getting Started has a step-by-step guide to the acceptance and enrolment process.
- Existing undergraduate and postgraduate UNSW students can find information about annual enrolment for continuing students.
- If you are a continuing undergraduate or postgraduate student, you can find your enrolment appointment in myUNSW > Student Profile > Enrolment appointment. It shows the times and dates from when you can enrol in courses and register for classes.
- Find information about how to enrol for summer term.
- Find answers to student annual enrolment FAQS.
- Find key dates.
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.
- Generally, you can’t enrol in a course if you don’t meet the pre- or co- requisite/s. However, you may be able to enrol if the pre- or co-requisite is waived. Check with your Program Authority before applying for a Requisite Waiver Enrolment Request.
- Your Program Authority is the contact for specific enquiries about your program.
- Find out what makes up a full-time study load.
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.
How do I enrol in a full class?
You may submit a full-class request (log-in required) if it is compulsory for your program and must be completed in this term due to graduation or prerequisite requirements.
What should I do if I have a timetable clash?
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.
Why can't I enrol in a course where the class timetable shows there are still places available?
The class timetable is refreshed every 24 hours. Real-time information about class numbers and vacancies is available via the Enrolment section of your myUNSW account. You should keep checking your myUNSW account for current enrolment availabilities. Note also that a class may appear to have vacancies because quotas have been reserved for other groups (e.g. students from other faculties or programs).
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.
Making changes to your enrolment
You can change your enrolment after you have enrolled.
- Find general information about changing your enrolment, including a video guide to adding, swapping, or dropping a course.
- Check the add and drop deadlines before you change your enrolment.
- If you want a break or to stop studying altogether, you can take program leave, transfer or discontinue.
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.
- You will need to submit a course substitution request and have it approved by your Program Authority.
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.
- Find out more about credit transfer.
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.
- Find out more about cross-institutional study.
Help with your enrolment
Help is available if you’re having trouble enrolling.