Enrolment must-knows


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.

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 outlines the dates for each and every step of the enrollment process, from when timetables are available, when enrollment opens and when the different referencing periods occur. Make sure to save it to your favorites because it’s a necessity throughout your degree.

Program Plan

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:

BComms Program Plan

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 or myUNI based on your program plan, and registering for classes through myTimetable.

Make sure to leave half an hour between these steps for the courses to transfer across the platforms then you’re good to go.

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 the designated sorting period.

If you’re still unsure on the basics, no worries! You can learn more about the two-step process here.

Program Advice

Ever heard the phrase ‘not all heroes wear capes’? I’m certain they were referring to Student Progress Advisors.

Quick Story:

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. I sent a quick email to my student progress 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.

If you wish to contact your program advisor, you may do so by emailing studentadvice@newcastle.edu.au from your student email account. You can also book an appointment to meet with your Student Progress Advisors online.



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.

If you need any help with enrolment please email uschat online with a member of our team, call us on 1300 ASK UON or visit us at one of the Student Central locations.

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