Making your choices
As a new undergraduate student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences we realise that you may be in unfamiliar territory as you begin to navigate through course and unit of study information and familiarise yourself with campus life.
The Faculty of Arts and Social Science’s Enrolment Planner has information to help you choose which subject areas you want to major in and to make your unit of study choices.
You can also watch the videos provided on this web site and hear from other students about their first year experience.
Using the Enrolment Planner
The enrolment planner will prepare you for an easier enrolment day. Once you have gone through the steps and chosen your majors and units of study, you will be directed to print out your choices and bring them along to your designated enrolment day, where you will formally accept your offer, be asked to confirm your personal information, submit information about Fees and HECS and apply to join our Peer Mentoring Program among other things.
It’s worthwhile spending some time planning your first year using the Enrolment Planner as it will make enrolling quicker and easier.
The academic year
Before you continue, we would like briefly to explain how the academic year works at the University of Sydney.
The year is organised into two main sessions:
- Semester One begins in March and ends in June
- Semester Two begins in July and ends in November
There are also Summer and Winter sessions that occur between the two main sessions. You can find out more about sessions and definitions for full-time and part-time study in the Glossary.
If you are enrolling as a full-time student you can generally count the first two semesters of study as the first year of your course. A first year is normally comprised of 48 junior credit points or 8 junior units of study. Part-time students will take longer to complete this requirement.
When you enrol in the next few weeks you will make choices for both Semester One and Semester Two 2013.
Varying your enrolment
Remember, that the choices you make today are not set in stone. You may wish to receive additional support and advice that will lead to changing your enrolment or you may simply change your mind. All of this is okay, as you can change your enrolment before classes commence.
You can also vary your enrolment after classes commence as long as you make the changes before the relevant census date. We’ll send you and email post enrolment explaining how you can vary your enrolment should you so wish.