Step 2: Plan your study before you enrol

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Step 2: Plan your study before you enrol

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Attend a Getting Started session at your campus to get help choosing your courses and enrolling through USC Central.

Visit Campus life events for more information.

Planning your enrolment is an important start to your university life. It is an exciting time where you explore your options, plan your courses and get your class timetable organised for your first term of study.

Plan your study

To help choose your courses go to Courses and programs and select your degree and go to the 'What will I study?' tab (in the top menu). 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.

On the 'What will I study?' tab, select:

  • Study location
  • Starting semester
  • Year of commencement

This will display your commencing program structure and the current recommended study sequence. You should follow your commencing program structure when enrolling.

Scroll to the bottom of the page to view your program requirements and notes. You can download this page as a PDF using the button at the bottom of the page.

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.

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.

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) may be available for knowledge and learning obtained through informal studies or work-related learning. 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.

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