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 will receive an offer pack in the mail, which will include a letter of offer. This letter will tell you to attend the Academic Advice Day at the Faculty of Arts to plan your enrolment. This letter will tell you how to accept your offer and enrol online. You must do this by the date stated in the letter. Otherwise your offer will lapse.
When should I come into the University?
You need to attend Academic Advice Day at the Parkville campus. All the information you will need to plan your studies will be available, including:
- BA course information briefing
- Information sessions on all the Arts disciplines
- Information sessions on concurrent diplomas
- Small group appointments with student advisors of the Arts Student Centre throughout the week
It is very important that you attend on this day.
How do I book an appointment with an Arts student advisor?
The first time you book an advice appointment you will need to create an account using the application ID in your letter of offer. Your application ID is also known as your student ID, which you will use for most things on campus. Once you have created an account, you can make an appointment.
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. You card will 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, by following the instructions in your information pack. You must complete all steps by the date stated in your offer letter.
You may attend Academic Advice Day 2 in mid-February if you cannot attend Academic Advice Day.
Does the University allow proxy attendance?
Proxy attendance is not permitted. As you will complete your enrolment online in the Student Portal, attendance by a proxy is not necessary.
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. You will be advised of the outcome in February.
How do I apply for a concurrent Diploma in Languages?
Studying a Diploma in Languages will add a year of study to the normal length of your course, but you will graduate with a degree and diploma qualification. All eligible applicants will be offered a place in the Diploma in Languages.
Further information about the Dipoma in Languages can be found in the Handbook.
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.
For Austudy/Youth Allowance purposes, a part-time load is less than 37.5 points in a semester.
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 hours per week. 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.