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New Student in 2017?

Congratulations on gaining a place in the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Adelaide!
Here is what to do next to prepare for Uni!

Sciences Enrolment Steps:
New Students

  • Step 1You Have Received an Offer... What Next?

    If you applied through SATAC, you will need to accept your offer through the SATAC website.

    To do this, you will need your SATAC reference code. The SATAC website provides all of the instructions you need to accept your offer.

    If you have a non-SATAC offer, please refer to your original offer for instructions on how to accept.

  • Step 2Apply for Academic Credit Transfer for prior tertiary study

    Once you have gained entry into a degree you can apply to gain credit for your previous studies. Follow the steps below to apply for credit:

    • Login to the Credit Transfer Application using your University of Adelaide student number and password
    • Add your prior learnings you want considered for credit
    • Submit your credit application ("petition")

    Your application for credit will be processed by the relevant faculty. You may be contacted if we require further information and the outcome of your application will be sent to you when complete. You may login into the Credit Transfer Application anytime to check the progress of your application and communicate with faculty staff.

    Please ensure you have relevant documents such as academic transcripts ready, in electronic format so you can upload them to support your application.

  • Step 3First Year Courses

    There are a variety of courses available in first year depending on the degree/program chosen.

    Before you enrol, you will need to understand the flexibility of choices that your degree offers and the way in which your Level 1 studies will shape your options at Levels 2 and 3. There are a number of subject areas offered in first year (e.g. biology, chemistry, geology, physics and maths) and you will need to select your courses according to your program structure and to the broad area of science you are interested in.

    Don't worry, you will get all the advice and support you need to select your courses when you attend the Enrolment Advice Session (Step 4). In the meantime, you can check the Study Plan for your degree to get an idea of how your program will be structured and to identify the subject areas you will need to select in first year.

  • Step 4Enrolment Advice Session

    At the Enrolment Advice Session, students will be provided with one on one academic advice, assistance with timetabling and any further enrolment assistance needed.

    Please make sure you have completed your Enrolment Checklist in Access Adelaide before attending this session. This step can take around half an hour to complete, and will require information such as your Tax File Number.

    What to bring:

    • A copy of your academic qualifications (ie Year 12 results, diploma or degree transcripts)
    • Your SATAC offer letter
    • Your student ID number and password

    If you are unable to attend:

    If you are unable to attend the Enrolment Advice Session, please contact the Faculty of Sciences to make an alternative appointment for enrolment assistance. Email, or call 8313 5673.

    Once enrolled, collect your student ID card.

    Activate your student account by logging into Unified and clicking on the 'activate' button in the email portal. All communication from the University will be sent to this email account.

  • Step 5Enrol!

    All enrolment takes place online.

    • See When Can I enrol? to find out when your degree opens for enrolment
    • Read How Do I Enrol? to familiarise yourself with the enrolment process
    • Plan your timetable before you enrol so that you get a better timetable
    • Login to Unified and then navigate to Access Adelaide to begin adding courses
    • For step-by-step and technical assistance: in-person at Hub Central, T 8313 3833, E
    • For course selection advice contact the Faculty office
  • Step 6Getting Started at Uni

    Once you have enrolled there are a range of things you can do to prepare yourself for university and give yourself the best start possible.

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    Stay informed about what’s happening in the faculty and engage with new and existing students via the:

    Organise your Student ID card

    Your student ID card gives you access to relevant buildings, the HUB and the library, for full time students you will also need your card to access certain concession rates .You can have your photo taken and collect your card from Hub Central after you enrol. Students MUST BRING PHOTO ID AND STUDENT ID NUMBER (found on University Welcome Letter) to have their photo taken.

    First Year Experience Program

    The Faculty of Sciences First Year Experience Program offers a variety of programs and initiatives throughout your first year to help you transition to university and progress throughout the year.

    Have a look at the range of support services

    The Faculty of Sciences offers services and support for students that complement the wide range of university services that are also on offer. We offer personal support, academic support and services to support your life outside of the classroom.

    Students with a disability

    University study can be a challenge… even more so if you have a disability or medical condition that you need to manage as well. The Disability Service can help you manage ways to accommodate your disability whilst at Uni so you can focus your energies towards your studies. It is recommended that you register with the service (all registrations are strictly confidential) as soon as possible.

    Indigenous Students

    Support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students is provided through the Faculty Indigenous Student Mentor and the Indigenous Student Support Officer.

    Wirltu Yarlu provides ongoing support and programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students throughout the university.

    Get familiar with Critical Dates

    Make yourself familiar with the University's critical dates. The last day to add courses is also the last day that you can change class times, and the census date is the last day that you can erase a course from your record.

  • Step 7Faculty Welcome Session and Orientation Week

    The University Orientation week will run between Monday 20 February and Friday 24 February, all students are encouraged to attend and should also refer to the University Orientation Program for additional activities.

    As part of Orientation Week we will hold a Faculty wide Welcome Session on Tuesday 21 February, all students are encouraged to attend to get essential information about the Faculty, meet academic and professional staff as well as current and new students.

    Welcome Session times for each program are listed below. A program specific orientation timetable can be accessed by selecting your program.

    Faculty Welcome Sessions
    Time & Date Location Welcome Sessions
    Tue 21 Feb
    Scott Theatre,
    North Terrace campus
    Welcome Session for students studying;
    Bachelor of Science,
    Bachelor of Science (Advanced),
    Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science),
    Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology),
    Bachelor of Science (High Performance Computational Physics) (Honours)
    Bachelor of Science (Laser Physics and Technology),
    Bachelor of Science (Marine Biology),
    Bachelor of Science (Mineral Geoscience),
    Bachelor of Science (Space Sc & Astrophysics),
    Bachelor of Science (Wildlife Conservation Biology)
    Tue 21 Feb
    G60 Lecture Theatre,
    The Braggs,
    North Terrace campus
    Welcome Session for students studying;
    Bachelor of Agricultural Science,
    Bachelor of Applied Biology
    Bachelor of Food & Nutrition Science,
    Bachelor of Science (Animal Science),
    Bachelor of Science (Veterinary Bioscience),
    Bachelor of Viticulture & Oenology
    Date & Time Location Campus Orientations
    Thur 23 Feb
    Charles Hawker 130
    McLeod Lecture Theatre,
    Waite Campus
    Waite Orientation Day for students studying;
    Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences,
    Bachelor of Applied Biology,
    Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Science,
    Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology,
    Graduate Diploma Biotechnology (Plant Biotechnology),
    Master of Biotechnology (Plant Biotechnology)
    Thur 23 Feb
    Roseworthy College
    Hall (Main Building),
    Roseworthy Campus
    Roseworthy Orientation Day for students studying;
    Bachelor of Science (Animal Science),
    Bachelor of Science (Veterinary Bioscience)
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