*ATTENTION ATTENTION, ENROLMENT IS NEAR*
Have you got your enrolment sorted?
If you’re anything like me in my first few years of study the answer is “no…what…when…why…how?” After two years of being completely stumped every time enrolment came around something magical happened which was me learning a few things.
So here are my tips to help you be a pro at enrolment.
First…CHECK YOUR ENROLMENT SCHEDULE!
When I first began my treacherous journey here at the University of Newcastle I had no idea this schedule existed. The enrolment schedule holds the date and times that courses open for enrolment for everyone in your school.
Your program plan is your new best friend. I know we tend to fade out when we hear the word ‘plan’ in anything, but trust me this bad boy is going to make sure you’re on track for graduation.
Below is an example of a Bachelor of Communication Program Plan for a single major:
It tells you what year, semester and courses you should be enrolling in.
In the plan there are also eligible criteria to meet the requirements of your degree including required units and courses, maximum time to complete your degree and limit of electives.
*Every uni student cries*
Yes that’s right, these requirements also crushed my dreams when I realised I couldn’t stay at uni forever taking only 1000 level electives, this plan would have helped First Year Tahleigha a lot.
All of your program plans can be found via your Program Handbook (which you can search for on the Degrees Page), just look for your degree, click and voila.
You can now also access your Program Plan via AskUON.
Registering For Classes
There are two key stages to enrolment: enrolling in courses through MyHub based on your program plan, and registering for classes through myTimetable. You’ll select up to four preferences for each class (eg. tutorial, workshop, lab, etc.) you’re registering for and then be allocated times according to those preferences during a designated sorting period.
If you’re still unsure on the basics, no worries! You can learn more about the two-step process here.
Ever heard the phrase ‘not all heroes wear capes’? I’m certain they were referring to Program Advisors.
I am near the end of my degree and was unsure whether I was eligible to graduate as I have swapped my major a half a dozen times (took me a while to get my sh*t together…don’t judge).
I was unsure whether I would be able to graduate considering my transcript looked like a hot mess. By a simple email to my program advisor they were able to set out a detailed plan on which subjects I must complete and when in order to be eligible for my degree and to graduate on time.
Student Central Reminders:
Don’t forget, you won’t be able to enrol if you haven’t completed your Mandatory To-Do List in myHub.