Step 2 - Class Registration


Class registration can only be undertaken when the Class registration period is open for the Term. Class Registration occurs on a Term by Term basis, approximately 8-10 weeks prior to the Term start date. During Class Registration you will choose your specific set of classes for each course you intend to remain enrolled in.

Please note: If you fail to undertake this process by the Tuesday prior to Week 1 of a Term, you will have your enrolments dropped for courses that you’ve failed to class register in.

Refer to the Enrolment Appointments page in myUNSW to identify when Class Registration will open for each Term across the year.

The following instructions demonstrate the class registration steps as if the student was class registering for Term 1.

To Class Register follow the steps below:

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Watch this video for a step-by-step guide to class registration.

Log into myUNSW and select My Student Profile tab.

Under the My Enrolment panel there will be a list of courses previously enrolled in. The "not yet registered" indicates that you have not class registered yet for those courses. If your enrolment appointment is open for the term you intend to class register, you will be able to start the process by clicking on "Vary enrolment".

Note: You can check the details of your "Enrolment Appointment" on myUNSW, under your student profile on the left hand side of the screen.


STEP 2: You will now be able to see the details of the program you are studying. Click the "Update Enrolment" button on the right-hand side.


STEP 3: If you are happy with your enrolled courses, please click on "Register for Classes"

Note: On this page under the Enrolled/Registered column, you will see green icons which indicate the successful completion of stage one of the enrolment process – course enrolment. The amber triangle icon indicates that action is required. In the following example, it indicates that you have not class registered for your enrolled courses in this term. When class registration is open for a term, "open" will appear in the class registration column. The amber triangle icon next to Term 1 also indicates that action is required for that term.


STEP 4: Select your classes for your enrolled courses.

Note: You can find your courses and all class information on the left hand side of the page. Please note that there are multiple class types that you may have to select from, for example, tutorials, lectures and labs. At the bottom of the screen the coloured key will assist you with understanding the status of your chosen classes.



STEP 5: Begin creating your timetable.

Note: There are a number of ways to create your timetable.

  1. The first way is to manually select your classes. You can choose your preferred days and times on the left hand side of the screen. When you start filling your timetable, you may see staggered tiles, as highlighted in the following image. If these remain grey, it indicates that these classes occur at the same time, but in alternate weeks. You can see the week by week view by clicking on the "show weeks" icon and using the arrows to scroll through the weeks. Click on the "show overview" to go back to the consolidated timetable view.

At this point, you can continue to make changes to your timetable options, including removing and replacing classes. It is possible for you to completely remove classes and start your timetable again.

For more extensive class details, click on the information icon next to each class. This will redirect you to the class information page. On this page, you can see the days, times, venue, teaching weeks and instructors for that class. Click back to return to the class registration page.

The filter at the top of the page will allow you to filter the classes available in your list by day and by time period of the day.

2. The second way to create your timetable is to use the auto timetable functionality. If you want to have a timetable created for you, you can scroll down and select "Auto Timetable." If you have made a selection in the filter, the auto timetable will take these selections into consideration. You are able to make changes to the classes created in your auto timetable by clicking alternate classes in the list.


STEP 6: Once you are happy with your timetable, click "Register for Classes". This will take you to the confirm enrolment request page.


STEP 7: Review your course and class information and when you are ready to complete your class registration, click on the "Submit Enrolment Request" button.


A green ‘success’ icon will appear next to each course if the class registration has been completed.



STEP 8: Click on the "Back to Courses" icon to take you back to the main course enrolment page. You will note that the icons that were previously amber, should now be green.


Note: Your detailed class information can be accessed under each course by clicking on the arrow.


To vary your class selection:

Click on "Register for Classes". The tiles that were previously grey will now be blue to indicate your registered classes. If you start making changes, the colour of the tiles will indicate whether those changes are permissible. In the following example, the Monday 10am class selection has created a class clash, therefore an alternative class will need to be selected.

If you do make changes to your class timetable, you will need to repeat the steps above to confirm your changes. Once you have gone though the steps, you will be taken back to the course enrolment main page.

Note: You are able to swap or drop your courses on this page.


Swapping courses:

To swap a course, click on the "swap" button.

You will be taken to a search page where you can search for alternative courses.



Click search to take you to the results page.



Select the course you would like to swap into and hit "Select Course". You will be taken to the swap classes timetable page.



On this page, the highlighted blue tiles are the classes you are swapping out of, and the shaded blue tiles are the other registered classes for your other courses. You can start selecting your classes for the new course you wish to swap into, these classes will appear in your timetable as grey tiles.

Once you are happy with your selection, click the "Register for Classes" button. You will then proceed through the class registration steps as explained previously.

The main enrolment page will now show your confirmed swapped course and class details.



See also

FAQs about annual enrolment