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New Undergraduate Students

Congratulations on gaining a place to study in the Faculty of Arts. Please see our Executive Dean's welcome for first year students.

Get started with our steps to enrolment!

  • Step 1Check your offer

    If you applied through SATAC and meet the entry criteria for your first preference, you will be automatically accepted into that program. If you don't want to accept the offer or would like to gain entry into any of your other preferences, you will need to follow the instructions on the SATAC website and amend your application. This action will require your SATAC reference code.

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

    If you are thinking of deferring, please see the Study Handbook for advice.

  • Step 2Applying for credit

    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.

    If your prior study was completed at the University of Adelaide, you do not need to apply for credit. You should discontinue your previous program and request a study plan from the Faculty office to see where your previous courses will fit into your active program.

    For further information about applying for credit, please view the Study Handbook.

  • Step 3Get enrolment advice

    Domestic Students

    The Faculty of Arts holds an Enrolment Advice Session to familiarise new students with the structure of their degree and the choice of courses available. After the session, new students can discuss options and study plans with Academic staff and Course Advisers. Students studying a double degree should also attend the Enrolment Advice Sessions for both of their other degrees, including sessions being conducted by other Faculties.

    Thursday 9 February 2017 (Repeat session from 19 January 2017)
    9.30am - 10.30am

    Enrolment Advice Session – all degrees

    • Bachelor of Arts
    • Bachelor of Arts (Advanced)
    • Bachelor of Criminology
    • Bachelor of Environmental Policy and Management
    • Bachelor of International Development
    • Bachelor of International Studies
    • Bachelor of Languages
    • Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Bachelor of Media
    • Bachelor of Music
    • Bachelor of Social Sciences
    • Bachelor of Teaching (with B Arts, B Economics, B Sciences, B Maths & B Computer Science)
    • Arts double degrees
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    International Students

    Welcome! We recommend you attend the sessions listed above if you are in Adelaide.

    If you arrive after 19 January 2017, please contact a Student Advisor for advice on enrolment. To book an appointment, please contact the Faculty of Arts Office via email or on +61 8 8313 5245.

    We also recommend visiting the Orientation for International Students webpage to help you find information on how to make a smooth transition to academic life.

  • Step 4Choose your courses

    The subjects (known as courses) you need to enrol in will depend on your degree program. The study plan for your program will help to guide course selection. Download your plan from our Study Plans page.

    If you have applied for credit transfer, your enrolment may differ to our guides below. Please seek advice from the Faculty office in this case.

    Courses for first year (Level I) students are identified by the catalogue number starting with a '1'.

    You are not eligible to take Level II or III courses until you have completed 12 units of Level I study.

    Catalouge Numberl

  • 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 using the Timetable Planner which is available via Access Adelaide, 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
    • For help with enrolment errors contact Ask Adelaide and quote the Enrolment Request ID (starts with '000')
  • Step 6Prepare for uni

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