This section provides information on what to do when you receive your offer from the University of Sydney.
How to accept your offer
You will receive your offer of a place at the University of Sydney via the web, and soon after by letter. The main round offers will be e-released on January 18, 2013.
See the Important Dates page for the dates of the other offer or round release dates.
You will receive all your offer paperwork in the mail shortly after your e-release offer online. Your package will contain your offer letter and information about when to come to the University of Sydney to enrol. You should make sure you take the time to read through all of the documentation, as it will greatly assist you with your enrolment preparations. Accepting your offer means that you must attend the university at the designated time to enrol in your course. You should also ensure that you have signed your UAC acceptance slip and bring it with you when you attend your allocated enrolment session.
What if I can’t come that day?
If you cannot attend the University on the day of your allocated enrolment, that is not a problem, but must let us know. Please call the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Student Services team on +61 2 9351 6673 and discuss your situation with an adviser as you may be able to attend an alterative enrolment session providing this has been approved by the Faculty first.
Alternatively, if you cannot come to the university to enrol at all, you can have someone else attend and enrol for you. This is called a proxy enrolment. If someone is acting as your proxy and completing your enrolment for you, they must ensure they bring the following items with them to the enrolment session:
- A letter signed by the commencing student giving the proxy legal permission to enrol on the commencing student’s behalf. There is also an official Proxy Enrolment Form, which can be downloaded from the Student Centre Website. You must use this form otherwise the University will not be able to recognise your proxy for the purpose of enrolment.
- Your proxy will need to know the specific course (degree) you wish to study and its corresponding UAC course code. If possible, you should ensure your proxy has access to your letter of offer and UAC acceptance slip, which they can sign on your behalf and bring with them on the day of enrolment.
- Your proxy will also need to know how you intend to pay your tuition fees. See the Fees and Costs section for more information. It is important to note however that your proxy will not be able to sign the relevant HECs and fees forms on your behalf. You will need to finalise this yourself upon your return to Sydney.
- Your proxy will need to know the units of study (subjects) you want to study. The Faculty will send you further information to assist you with this closer to the time of your enrolment.
- Your proxy will need to bring your current postal address details.
- If you are a permanent resident, your proxy will need to provide the date permanent residency was granted.
- Finally, your proxy must ensure that they bring a current driver licence or another form of photo identification to prove their identity on they day of your enrolment. Without this they will not be able to act as your proxy.
The University of Sydney will send you a Confirmation of Enrolment within one week of enrolment. For any questions related to proxy enrolment please call the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Student Services team on +61 2 9351 6673, or email on email@example.com.
How to enrol
Your offer letter will explain how you enrol at University and what you should bring with you that day. You will also receive further instructions from the Faculty directly via email on the same day as you receive your offer. Some things you need to bring include:
- a pen
- your UAC offer letter
- photo identification
- your Tax File Number (or proof that you have applied for one) if you are a Commonwealth Supported student (see the FAQ page). If you don't have a Tax File Number (TFN) as yet and wish to defer your fees, you should apply for one as soon as possible. Please refer to the Australian Tax Office website for further information about how to apply for a TFN.
- A list of your preferred subjects. The Faculty will send you further information to assist you with this closer to enrolment, however you should also make use of the January 3 Open Day if you are able to, as this may also assist you with making your academic choices.
Deferring your offer
If you wish to defer your offer you can do so for a year via application for deferment through UAC. There is information in your course offer pack about deferment and how to apply for it. If you are successful in securing your deferment, you will receive confirmation from UAC and your place is secure for that time.
For more information please see the Deferment of enrolment page.