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 Enrolment for Current Students website.

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.

Academic Advice Day Welcome 

Watch the video presentations for everything you need to know when navigating the first steps you must take as a Bachelor of Arts student. They are an important part of your enrolment process that will help you understand your course structure, rules and subject options. We recommend that you take the time to view each clip in its entirety.

Watch the video presentations

Throughout O-Week in July 2015, course advisors will be available to answer any of your questions about the information found in the video clips. You can enter the chat room at the days and times below:

  • Chat Session 1: Date and time to be confirmed
  • Chat Session 2: Date and time to be confirmed
  • Chat Session 3: Date and time to be confirmed
  • Chat Session 4: Date and time to be confirmed
  • Chat Session 5: Date and time to be confirmed
  • Chat Session 6: Date and time to be confirmed

How to connect: access the chat room using the links provided, and guest login. If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before, please test your connection and get a quick overview.

What subjects should I choose?

Get a better insight into what you can study by watching video presentations from the academics themselves on their subjects.

When should I come into the University?

Academic Advice Day 3 will be held at the Parkville campus on Wednesday 22 July 2015. You should view the welcome clips before you attend Academic Advice Day. Academic Advice Day will cover all the information you will need to plan your studies, sessions available include:

  • Lecture sessions on all the Arts disciplines
  • Information sessions on concurrent diplomas
  • Information sessions on course structure
  • Appointments with student advisors in the Arts Student Centre throughout the week

Visit the Orientation website for a full list of events.

How do I book an appointment with an Arts student advisor?

You can book an advice appointment using the link below. You can only book a student advice appointment once you have accepted your offer. When making an appointment to talk about general issues like enrolling, subjects selection, advanced standing etc., please use the quick link on the right of the page and Request New Appointment. The appointment type to select is Arts then 1st Year BA Student Advice or BA Credit/Advanced Standing depending on the kind of appointment you need.  Of course, you can drop into the Arts Student Centre at any point for advice or to have your questions answered

Book an advice 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. 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.

Enrolment online

How do I get credit for previous tertiary studies or extension program subjects?

To apply for credit for previous studies, please download and complete an advanced standing application form (190kb pdf) and book an advice appointment. You will need to take to your appointment:

  • 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. For more information please see the Advanced standing (credit) web page.

Can I defer my course?

For information on application procedures and the deferral policy for courses, please see the Future Students Defer your offer web page.

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 and Music Student Centre.

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