How to enrol - step by step guide
Step 1: accept your offer
If you haven't already, you need to accept your offer before you can commence the enrolment process.
If you applied through SATAC, you will need to accept your offer through the SATAC website
If you have a non-SATAC offer, please refer to your original offer for instructions on how to accept.
Step 2: apply for credit
If you have already completed prior learning at another university or higher education institution 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.
Step 3: check your study plan & choose your courses
Studying a Sciences degree at the University of Adelaide means that you have a lot of flexibility to allow you to explore the fields and disciplines that you are most interested in.
Your degree is made up of two types of courses; "core" courses - essential subjects that you must complete at each year level in order to obtain your degree, and "elective" courses - subjects that you have the freedom to choose to allow you to explore your interests in other areas beyond the scope of your chosen degree.
Different degrees have different numbers of core and electives subjects. Your key to understanding which subjects you need to enrol in and which you have the freedom to choose is your Study Plan.
Every degree (and every major) has a dedicated Study Plan which is your best guide to understanding the requirements of your program - you can locate the Study Plan for your program HERE.
Courses that you take at Level I (first year) give you the knowledge and skills to allow you to take more advanced courses at Level II and III. It is very important to understand which courses you need to study in your first year to set you up for the pathway that you want to take in the later years of your degree.
Step 4: get enrolment advice
Choosing your courses and enrolling for the first time is complicated. We understand.
If you aren't sure which courses to choose, how to interpret your Study Plan, or if you just want to have your selected courses checked before you finalise your enrolment, use the button below book an appointment with one of our Sciences Student Advisors.
Step 5: enrol
Once you know which courses you will be studying, its time to enrol. Click the button below to access a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to enrolling in your chosen courses (start at Stage 1, Step 2).
Step 6: getting started at uni
Attending university is about so much more than just studying your courses. You have a massive range of opportunities available to you and the more you engage with everything that uni has to offer, the better experience you'll have!
Here are some suggestions for ways to get involved from your very first week:
1. Sciences Peer Mentoring
A compulsory program for all commencing first year Sciences students where you will be matched with other new students and experienced current student mentors to help you learn the basics of how to do uni.
Keep an eye on your student email for your invitation (mid-February) to the program, which is run across weeks 1-3.
2. Clubs, societies & sport
3. Services and support
We want to make sure that you have most rewarding and enjoyable experience that you possibly can. As part of that commitment, there are many unique services who work to make that possible.
- Careers Service - your career journey doesn't just begin after graduation. The Careers Service can help you find casual work, write a resume, and increase your employability through workshops and seminars.
- Writing Centre & Maths Learning Centre - these two centres operate every day to help you build your writing and mathematical skills and to answer your questions in these areas.
- UniHealth & Counselling - if your physical or mental health takes a downwards turn, medical and counselling support is available to assist you. These services are free of charge for UoA students.
- Many more... while there are too many to list here, you'll find out more in your first few weeks of study about other services that are available for you to access.
Step 7: Any questions? Just ask.
Located on the ground floor of the Darling Building on our North Terrace campus and open Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm, the Sciences Service Hub is staffed by a friendly team of Student Advisors who are here to answer any questions that arise regarding your study during your time in the Faculty of Sciences.
Level II biochemistry, genetics and microbiology courses