Each semester you need to enrol in the courses you will study in that teaching period. Here you'll find out how to enrol in courses as a continuing undergraduate or postgraduate coursework student. "Continuing" students have already begun studying at UNSW and are continuing their studies in the next semester.

Your enrolment is your responsibility. You must be correctly enrolled by the enrolment deadline each semester.

When to enrol

Dates and deadlines

Enrol as soon as you can after your enrolment period begins - some courses are very popular and places fill quickly.

Aim to finalise your enrolment prior to the start of Week 1 of semester. Adding courses after enrolment has closed is not normally permitted as you're required to attend no less than 80% of classes.

Re-enrolment begins for:

  • Semester 1 in October.
  • Semester 2 in late April.
  • Summer Term in October.

You can change your enrolment up until the enrolment deadline - for specific teaching period enrolment dates and deadlines see enrolment dates.

Adding or dropping courses after deadlines can have implications for your enrolment status, your academic record and your fee/contribution liability. Please consider deadlines before you add or drop - find out more about late enrolment.

Before you enrol

Checklist for preparation

To ensure enrolment runs smoothly and you make the best decisions you should:

  • Only be enrolling in the one program.
  • Check your enrolment period (you will be emailed a reminder).
  • Check you can still sign on to myUNSW.
  • Check you are not blocked from enrolling, and clear any action items.
  • Check your program's requirements.
  • Choose your courses and classes.

For more information see this preparation checklist.

How to enrol

Both Postgraduate Coursework and Undergraduate continuing students enrol via Enrolment Appointments in myUNSW.

Different enrolment procedures may apply in a small number of programs, particularly some distance or alternative mode programs. If this is the case for your program, follow the enrolment instructions from your Program Authority. Please also be aware of late enrolment procedures and penalties.

See these Step-by-Step Guides for help with enrolling or accessing myUNSW.


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