First time enrolment
I have received an offer. Now what?
Congratulations! The first thing you must do is accept, decline or apply to defer your offer. You can accept, decline or defer your offer at the online enrolment website. You must complete this process by the date stated in the letter. otherwise your offer will lapse.
You will also receive an offer letter; this letter will tell you to attend the Academic Advice Day which will assist you in planning your enrolment.
Before Academic Advice Day
The Welcome Webinar will be held on Tuesday 21st January 2014 at 11am. The session is an important part of your enrolment and will help you to understand your course structure, rules and subject options. You will have the opportunity to ask questions of our friendly course advisors. After the webinar in finished, a recorded copy will be kept on this page so you can revisit any information.
Having trouble viewing the webinar? Watch the presentation on YouTube.
For those students who do not wish to participate in the webinar, a face to face welcome will be offered on Academic Advice Day Wednesday 22nd January 2014. To attend this session you must register as places are limited, we ask that parents do not attend this session due to seat restrictions. You can register for the Welcome Session on the Academic Advice Day - Welcome Session 2014 web page.
When should I come into the University?
After you participate in the Welcome Webinar on Tuesday 21st January 2014, you need to attend Academic Advice Day at the Parkville campus on Wednesday 22nd January 2014. It is very important that you attend on this day as all the information you will need to plan your studies will be available, including:
- Information sessions on all the Arts disciplines
- Information sessions on concurrent diplomas
- Information sessions on course structure
- Small group appointments with student advisors of the Arts Student Centre throughout the week
A full list of Arts sessions held on Academic Advice Day can be accessed on the Arts Academic Advice Day program (kb pdf)
Visit the Academic Advice Day website to plan your day.
How do I book an appointment with an Arts student advisor?
You can book an advice appointment using the link below.
What should I bring when I come?
You should bring the following items when you attend:
- Your letter of offer from the University (including your student ID number)
- Photo ID so that your student ID card can be issued. Your card can only be issued after you have enrolled in at least one subject.
What should I do if I cannot attend Academic Advice Day?
If you cannot attend Academic Advice Day, you must complete your enrolment online. You must complete all steps by the date stated in your offer letter.
You should also visit the Arts Student Centre and make a booking to meet with a course advisor. You can also access the recorded welcome webinar to view the presentation and gain information on how to accept your offer, the course structure, how to select your subjects, support services that are available and much more.
How do I get credit for previous tertiary studies or extension program subjects?
- An original or certified copy of your official transcript
- Handbook entries or detailed curriculum information for each subject from your previous institution for which you would like to receive credit.
This will allow your student advisor to make an accurate assessment of whether you will be granted credit. See the advanced standing (credit) page for more information.
Can I defer my course?
For information on application procedures and the deferral policy for courses, please see the Future Students website.
You cannot defer your place in order to take up or continue tertiary study at another institution. Approval for deferral is not automatic. Deferrals at midyear entry are not permitted.
Can I study part time?
Domestic students can undertake their studies on a part-time basis without special permission. However, it is recommended that the first year be completed on a full-time basis.
International students are not normally able to study less than a full load (50 points per semester) due to student visa conditions.
Part-time students should plan to attend scheduled day-time classes as there are generally few bachelor-level evening classes. The Faculty of Arts offers relatively few intensive undergraduate subjects, so it is not possible for a student to plan to take intensive subjects every summer semester or winter recess to speed up degree completion. The Bachelor of Arts must be completed within eight years of commencement.
What can I study?
Visit the University's online subject Handbook.
How many contact hours will I have in the first year?
This depends on what subjects you choose to study, but Bachelor of Arts students study an average of 12-15 hours per week, this may be more if you are taking subjects from areas such as psychology, economics and languages. All students are required to spend additional time studying out of class on research, reading and assignments. The combined time required for class attendance and additional study time for four level-one subjects is around forty hours per week.
Where do I get help?
For help with enrolment, contact the Arts Student Centre.