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 Students Get Started at Melbourne web page.

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

Faculty of Arts mid-year Academic Advice session 2015 presentation

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 get course planning advice?

Students are able to drop into the Arts and Music Student Centre to ask about course planning. Use QLess to join the virtual queue. You'll be sent a text message when a Student Service Consultant is available.

How do I get my student card? 

Information on getting your student card can be found on the Students Student Card web page.

What should I do if I cannot attend Academic Advice Day?

Please note: If you cannot attend Academic Advice Day, you must complete your enrolment online via the Students Get Started at Melbourne web page. You must complete all steps by the date stated in your offer letter.

You should also visit the Arts and Music Student Centre to speak to a Student Service Consultant about planning your course. Use QLess to join the virtual queue. You'll be sent a text message when a Student Service Consultant is available.

Enrolment online

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

To apply for credit for previous studies, please see the Students Advanced Standing 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.

Please note: 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.

You can also watch videos on the different study areas on the Study areas in the BA web page.

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, students are able to book a course planning appointment. Use QLess to join the virtual queue. You'll be sent a text message when a Student Service Consultant is available.

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