Need help with your enrolment and timetable planning? Book a one-on-one session with one of our expert student advisors.
How to enrol - step by step guide
Step 1: accepting an offer
Step 2: applications for credit
If you have already completed prior learning at other institutions 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 3: orientation events
Step 4: first-year courses
First year subjects are referred to as ‘Level 1’ courses. There are a variety of courses available in first year depending on which degree and major you chose.
There are a number of subject areas offered in first year (e.g. biology, chemistry, geology, physics and maths) that are compulsory for the program you are studying. The study plan for your degree or major provides a guide how your program will be structured and to identify the subject areas you will need to select in first year.
Level 1 studies will shape your options at second (Level 2) and third year (Level 3). It is important to learn about the flexibility that your degree offers and how this related to your preferred areas of study.
For advice and support to select your courses, attend the Enrolment Advice Session (Step 5).
Step 5: get enrolment advice
Get help with your enrolment and timetable planning with a one-on-one session with a program advisor. Drop in and see us on the ground floor of the Darling Building, North Terrace Campus, or book an appointment online.
What to bring
- A copy of your academic qualifications (i.e. Year 12 results, diploma or degree transcripts)
- Your SATAC offer letter
- Your student ID number and password
How to prepare
Complete your enrolment checklist in Access Adelaide. This step can take around half an hour to complete, and will require information such as your Tax File Number.
Can’t make it?
If you are unable to attend a scheduled enrolment advice session, contact the Faculty of Sciences to make an alternative appointment for enrolment assistance.
Step 6: enrol
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, visit your local Hub Central.
- For course selection advice contact the faculty office.
Organise your student ID card
Your student ID card gives you access to relevant campus buildings, Hub Central and the library. For full-time students, your card will also provide access to certain concession rates, such as bus fares, movie tickets etc.
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 7: getting 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.
Connect on Facebook
Stay informed about what’s happening in the faculty and engage with new and existing students via the:
- Faculty of Sciences Facebook page
- Science One - Facebook group for first year students
- Clubs and student societies
First Year Experience Program
The First Year Experience Program is a Faculty of Sciences initiative which offers a variety of activities to help you transition into and through your first year at university.
Explore student support services
A wide variety of services and support are available to you from the Faculty of Sciences.
Learn about critical dates
Make yourself familiar with the University's critical dates and what they mean to you.
A step-by-step guide from accepting your offer to getting started at uni.
Explore which courses you need to study and when.
View the timetable for each course when planning your enrolment.
Find your program rule or learn more about the courses and programs we offer.
Look up specific course details including contact hours, assessment components and course coordinator details.
Get helpful advice about enrolling online.
Level II biochemistry, genetics and microbiology courses
The practical component for Level II BIOCHEM, GENETICS and MICRO is selected from and requires you to enrol in SCIENCE MBS Practicals A, B or C.
If you need help with your MBS practicals enrolment, contact Chris Wong.
Whether you're still at high school or planning to join us mid-year, taking a break from study or rethinking your career path, come chat with us at our STEM Careers Night.
You and your parents are invited to join us on campus on Tuesday 12 May to see what’s available in the world of STEM.