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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 1 Check 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 2 Applying 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 3 Get enrolment advice

    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. 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.

    Tuesday 23rd January 2018
    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 Relations
    • Bachelor of Languages
    • Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Bachelor of Media
    • Bachelor of Music
    • Bachelor of Social Sciences
    • Bachelor of Sociology
    • Bachelor of Teaching (with B Arts, B Economics, B Sciences, B Maths & B Computer Science)
    • Arts double degrees
    The Braggs Lecture Theatre


  • Step 4 Choose 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
    • Collect your student ID card
    • Show up to O'Week and attend any preliminary lectures, or go to Midyear Orientation (if you're starting in semester 2)
    • The Faculty of Arts will be holding a Welcome Session on Thursday 20 July 10:00am - 12:00pm . This will be an opportunity for you to meet academics, student advisors and other students.
    • Find out what textbooks/readers you need by checking the course outline for each course
      • Textbooks can be purchased from the CO-OP tore (either on campus or online)
      • For second-hand textbooks, search the Adelaide University Union’s online marketplace or see public noticeboards around campus
      • Course readers can be purchased from the online shop
    • Activate your student email account in Unified
    • 'Like' the Faculty's Facebook page to keep updated. You can also connect with other students by joining the Facebook group Uni Adelaide Faculty of Arts Students
    • Get to know the critical dates and what they mean for your enrolment
    • Work through our Academic Skills Tutorials; a set of online modules to prepare you for academic assessments

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