New Student in 2018?
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.
- 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 2Application for Credit
If you have already completed previous studies in other informal learning/experience then you might be eligible for credit towards your program. If your application is successful then the courses you need to enrol in might change, so it's best to get your application in as soon as possible.
Am I eligible? Go to the Credit Estimator to see if you are eligible for credit. You will be able to apply once you have been through the estimator.
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 5). 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 Support Sessions
At the Enrolment Support Sessions, students will be provided with one on one academic advice, assistance with timetabling and any further enrolment assistance needed.
Date & Time Location
Kerr Grant Lecture Theatre,
Level 1 Physics Building,
North Terrace Campus
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 Support Session, please contact the Faculty of Sciences to make an alternative appointment for enrolment assistance. Email email@example.com, 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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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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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.
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 during Orientation Week
North Terrace Campus Welcome Session
For all students.
When: Tuesday, 20 February, 10:00am sharp
Where: Scott Theatre, Schulz Building (Map Reference G5)
Program Time Location Welcome Sessions
Tue 20 Feb
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 20 Feb
To be advised 12:30-1:30pm BBQ lunch 1:30-4:00pm
Enrolment Support advice - by appointment only
Contact the Faculty of Sciences office to make an appointment:
Phone: 8313 5673
Or drop in: Ground Floor, Darling Building, North Terrace Campus
Thur 22 Feb
Charles Hawker 130
McLeod Lecture Theatre,
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 22 Feb
Hall (Main Building),
Roseworthy Orientation Day for students studying;
Bachelor of Science (Animal Science),
Bachelor of Science (Veterinary Bioscience)