Step 2: Plan your study before you enrol

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Step 2: Plan your study before you enrol


Important note: These instructions are for International Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP), Undergraduate (Diploma, Associate Degree and Bachelor) program and Postgraduate coursework students only.

If you have been offered a place in one of the below programs select your type to go to your next Getting started step:

  • Study Abroad or Exchange
  • Higher Degree by Research (HDR), Honours or Cross-Institutional
  • Plan your study

    Planning your enrolment is an important start to your university life. It is an exciting time where you explore your options and plan your courses for your upcoming study periods.

    1. To help choose your courses go to your program page and refer to the 'What will I study?' tab. This is where your program structure and program requirements are listed. You must complete the courses and requirements listed in order to successfully complete your degree program. This includes any majors and/or minors and if you have any post-admission requirements (undergraduate programs only).
    2. Next, find your recommended study sequence to view the recommended order in which you should enrol in your courses
      • Undergraduate students: from your program web page, select the 'Plan your study' tab to view your recommended study sequence. Select your study location and the semester you are starting your studies.
      • TPP students should refer to the recommended TPP courses for USC programs and find the undergraduate program you wish to continue on to after TPP from the list to view the recommended courses to enrol in.
    3. If you have not received any course credit from previous study, 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). Keep in mind studying less than four courses per study period will extend the normal duration of your program.
      • If you have received course credit from previous studies, refer to the Planning your study page to identify your remaining courses. Use your recommended study sequence to guide the order in which you enrol into your remaining courses.
    4. 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.
    5. View the Academic calendar to check the cut-off dates to add, swap or drop classes for each study period.

    * For PDF documents you must have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader, which can be downloaded from the Adobe Download page.

    • Major and minor planning (Undergraduate programs only)
    • Credit for prior study
    • Important Student visa information to consider when planning your study

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