Online enrolment pilot in Semester Two, 2012
28 May 2012
Yesterday the University successfully went live with the software required for an online enrolment pilot in Semester Two. This signals an important milestone towards improving the student experience.
The majority of commencing students in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences will now be able to complete their enrolment online, view indicative tuition fees and select their units of study. A cross-section of domestic and international students will be led through the online process, and be able to select majors and units of study for undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
We will provide comprehensive online, email, phone and face-to-face support to students during the enrolment period to ensure the process flows smoothly. Most importantly, students will have the information they need to make informed academic decisions when selecting their units of study.
As with any pilot, there will be both benefits and opportunities for improvement. During the pilot we'll consult with the students and staff involved to identify what could be done better. We are planning to incorporate any improvements into the University-wide implementation that is scheduled to commence in the final quarter of 2012.
Staff from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the Sydney Student Program have completed a tremendous amount of work to implement this pilot, and I would like to thank all those involved in achieving this milestone. I'd also like to take this opportunity to express my deep appreciation to staff across the University who continue to contribute to the Sydney Student Program and share our vision to provide the best possible experience for all our students.
I would encourage you to read more about the enrolment pilot and other program initiatives on the Sydney Student Program website.
(on behalf of Professor Derrick Armstrong)