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Important note

Follow the 'How to plan your study' instructions if you are an International student undertaking:

  • the Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP);
  • an Undergraduate (Bachelor, Associate Degree and Bachelor) program; or
  • a Postgraduate coursework program.

If you have been offered a place in one of the below programs select your study type for your next step:

Study Abroad or Exchange

As a Study Abroad or Exchange student you will have received advice from USC International regarding the courses you have been approved to enrol in.

If you have not yet chosen your courses, or would like to select additional courses, refer to the Study Abroad course choice list. Send your new course selection to  to choose the courses you need to study@usc.edu.au for approval.

Once you have finalised your course selection move onto the next step - Enrol in your courses and classes.

Higher Degree by Research (HDR)

Log in to USC Central using your USC username and password to check that your course enrolment is correct as soon as possible.

  • Watch the Navigate your USC Central Student Centre video in the USC Central Guide for a instructions.

Now that you have confirmed your enrolment, go straight to Step 6 - Access your student email and Blackboard.

Cross institutional

Move onto the next step to enrol in your Cross-institutional course/s in USC Central.

Honours
End-on Honours - enrolled by USC

If you have been offered a place in one of the following End-on Honours programs, USC has enrolled you in your courses:

Log in to USC Central using your USC username and password to check that your course enrolment is correct as soon as possible.

  • Watch the Navigate your USC Central Student Centre video in the USC Central Guide for a instructions.

Once you have confirmed your enrolment, go straight to Step 6 - Access your student email and Blackboard.

End-on Honours programs - self-enrol

If you have been offered a place in one of the following End-on Honours programs you must enrol in your courses. Follow the 'How to plan your study' instructions for Postgraduate and Undergraduate students below.

Embedded Honours (3 or 4 years) programs

If you have been offered a place in an Embedded Honours (3 or 4 years) program follow the 'How to plan your study' instructions for Postgraduate and Undergraduate students below.

How to plan your study

Important Student visa information to consider when planning your study

As a condition of your Student visa, you are required to complete your program within the standard duration, or by the end date listed on your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).

If you enrol in less than the courses listed on your study plan in any semester, trimester or session, you must make sure that you can make this course up in a non-compulsory study period (eg Summer session).

Additionally, you cannot study more than 25% of your overall program online or by distance education and you must have at least one face-to-face course in each compulsory study period (eg semester, trimester or session).

Contact USC International on AskUSCI@usc.edu.au if you have questions about how your enrolment may impact your Student visa.

Postgraduate and Undergraduate students
Choose your courses

To help choose your courses go to Courses and programs and select your degree.

  1. Go to the 'What will I study?' tab (in the top menu).

    Select:

    • Study location
    • Starting semester
    • Year of commencement
  2. Check the commencing program structure:

    Check the commencing program structure and the current recommended study sequence – you should follow these when enrolling.The program structure shows the courses, total unit value and requirements for your degree, including any mandatory majors and/or minors*. You must pass these courses and meet the program requirements to be eligible to graduate.

  3. Read your program requirements, rules and notes carefully:

    Scroll to the bottom of the page and carefully read your program requirements, rules and notes. You can download this page as a PDF using the button at the bottom of the page. If you need advice contact Student Central.

  4. Follow your recommended study sequence when enrolling:

    Enrol in your courses in the order shown in your recommended study sequence (3-4 courses is full-time, 1-2 courses is part-time) if you have not received any course credit from previous study. Keep in mind studying less than four courses per study period will extend the normal duration of your program.
Have you received credit from previous studies?

If you have received course credit from previous studies, you will have received a Credit Transfer Advice with your Letter or Offer, refer to this and the Planning your study page to identify your remaining courses and plan your study. Use your recommended study sequence to guide the order in which you enrol into your remaining courses.

View the Academic calendar to check the cut-off dates to add, swap or drop classes for each study period.

To map out your future enrolment refer to the Planning your study web page. This will enable you to manage your progress throughout your degree to suit your needs.

Remember if you are an international student visa holder, you must complete your study by the end date listed on your offer and Confirmation of Enrolment.

Credit for prior study

If you have completed previous tertiary study relevant to your program at USC you can apply for credit toward your study.

Also, recognition of prior learning (RPL) is available for knowledge and learning obtained through informal studies or work-related learning.

Apply for credit as soon as possible, as it can take a number of weeks to be processed. For more information, refer to Credit and recognition of prior learning.

To help you plan your enrolment with credit follow the Planning your study instructions.

*Major and minor planning (Undergraduate students only)

Most undergraduate programs allow students to select a major and/or minor area of study. Refer to your program requirements on the 'What will I study?' tab on your program page to see if you are eligible or required to undertake a major and/or minor. If you are required to select a major and/or minor you should do so as soon as possible as this may impact your ability to complete your program in the minimum time. Register your Major and/or Minor (see below) as soon as you have made your selection. Some programs have majors/minors already built-in.

Complete the Registration of Major / Minor Form and lodge with Student Central after you have enrolled. For specific program advice contact Student Central to speak to a Student adviser.

Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP)
Choose your courses

Planning your enrolment is an important step. Consider where you would like TPP to take you and decide which program you would like to study once you have completed TPP.

To help choose your courses go to Recommended TPP courses for USC programs.

Credit for prior study

If you have completed previous tertiary study relevant to your program at USC you can apply for credit toward your study.

Also, recognition of prior learning (RPL) is available for knowledge and learning obtained through informal studies or work-related learning.

Apply for credit as soon as possible, as it can take a number of weeks to be processed. For more information, refer to Credit and recognition of prior learning.

Need assistance?

Contact Student Central.

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