How Do I Enrol?

This site provides a step by step guide to enrolment to ensure you are enrolled correctly and ready to commence your studies. New and continuing students are responsible for their own enrolment and ensuring the courses they enrol in meet their program requirements.

Before you get started

If you're new to the University, you will need to activate your student account before you enrol - visit the Getting Started page for new students. 

We strongly recommend enrolling into all the courses required for the full academic year. If you commence mid-year then this will only include courses for the second half of the year.

Any outstanding financial obligations to the University need to be paid before you can enrol.

Enrolment into programs is staggered during enrolment periods - see the open times for the date and time you can start enrolling into your program.

For legal compliance you must ensure that all information you provide about personal details, financial matters and enrolment is accurate and complete.

If you're not familiar with some of the university terminology you might find the Glossary of Terms useful. Current students can also search FAQs including hot topics and training questions on Ask ADEL.

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Course Delivery Modes

Courses will be delivered in one of the following modes:

  • Blended (a mix of face-to-face and online study)
  • Online (online study only)

The steps below will outline where you can find information about your courses and specific classes, to ensure you are enrolled correctly.

  • Step 1: Check which courses you need to enrol in

    Program and course advice

    Each program has a Study Plan. A Study Plan enables students to view the required courses that need to be completed and which electives and major options are available in the degree.

    The study plans for each faculty may be found here:

    Students are expected to become familiar with their program Study Plan and program rules. Each Faculty has Student Advisors who are available to provide personalised program and enrolment advice.

    Students are encouraged to attend an Enrolment Advice session as part of Orientation Week.


    The Credit Transfer web page provides information on how to apply for credit for studies successfully completed at another tertiary institution.

    Returning to study after a break?

    If you want to resume studies in your program after a lengthy break or Leave of Absence, contact your Faculty so that your student record can be updated to allow online enrolment.

    Cross institutional / non-award study
  • Step 2: Check the course availability and delivery mode

    Course availability and delivery mode

    Courses will be delivered in one of the following modes:

    • Blended (a mix of face-to-face and online study).  Some Blended courses can accommodate a deferred face-to-face component, making them available to offshore and interstate students
    • Online (online study only).
    Class delivery mode

    If any of the Courses you enrol in are delivered in Blended mode, then you will also need to check which components of your course are delivered online and which are delivered face-to-face.  In most cases, lectures will be online and most or all other components will be face-to-face, with very few exceptions.  This detail is available in Course Planner, under Class Details, either in the Location or as a Note. 

    Remember: Online options have been made available for students who are offshore or interstate and, who cannot currently return to Adelaide.  All students based in South Australia are encouraged to attend face-to-face teaching available in courses delivered by Blended mode. 

    Offshore and interstate students

    Once you have determined which courses you will enrol in, you may need to check which courses are available specifically for Offshore International Students.  If you need to take a course that is not listed, then you will need to seek advice from your Faculty about its mode of delivery.  If a required course from your study plan is not available to offshore or interstate students, you will need to discuss alternative arrangements with your Faculty

  • Step 3: Plan your timetable

    Two tools are available to help plan your timetable - you can use Course Planner and/or Timetable Planner (accessed via Access Adelaide). Read on to learn about how they work.

    Course Planner

    Course Planner contains information on all of the courses offered by the University. Once you search for a course, you will be able to view what teaching periods it is offered in, course fees, a link to the course outline, critical dates and class details. Class details is the most important part for planning your enrolment. 

    To help you plan your timetable and record details from Course Planner, you may find it useful to print the class planner worksheet. You will need to record the class number for each course, as this is required when you do your enrolment.(pdf file)

    • All classes (lectures, tutorials etc) for a course are grouped together and you are required to enrol into all required classes for each semester or term.
    • A course may comprise several types of class components e.g. a lecture, tutorial and practical.
    • Some courses have an automated process set up so that when you select one class in Access Adelaide, it automatically enrols you into another class (otherwise you will select each related class from a drop-down list).
    • Due to the different delivery modes, you will need to pay close attention to the class location and any notes.
    • Note: although Course Planner displays starting times for classes at the hour or half hour, formal teaching commences at 10 minutes before the start of the class to incorporate 'travelling time across campus' e.g. a 4.00pm class will start at 4.10pm.
    Important course information

    Always check details about the semester/term including last day to add courses online and census date. These dates are important. If you want to drop the course, you must do so by the census date or you will incur a financial liability. For more information check the University Critical dates.

    • If enrolment numbers for a particular course are less than the minimum specified by the Faculty, the Faculty is not bound to offer that course. Any students wishing to enrol in such a course will be contacted and counselled about suitable alternatives.
    • The availability of courses may also be conditional upon the availability of staff and resources.
    • Faculties may set quotas for enrolment in individual courses and will publish the selection criteria for the filling of these quotas.
    • Faculties may also restrict enrolment in individual courses in accordance with Academic Program Rules.
    Timetable Planner

    Timetable Planner (available from mid January each year) can be accessed via Access Adelaide and is a tool that electronically generates a selection of clash free timetables for you based on the courses, teaching period, campus and breaks you enter. It will generate multiple timetables for you to review and see what suits you.

    • Tip: Once you add a course, you can click 'Options' to limit the specific classes that are included. This is useful if you have reviewed Course Planner and seen a class offering (specific day/time or delivery mode) that you specifically want to include or exclude.
    • Note: this is a timetable planning tool only. It doesn't guarantee you a place in your planned classes. Your place is confirmed when you have enrolled successfully in Access Adelaide. For detailed instructions how to use this tool refer to the timetable planner user guide.
  • Step 4: Log in

    New students

    If you're new to the University, you will need to activate your student account before you enrol - visit the Getting Started page for new students.

    After activating your account and setting up your password, proceed to EnrolMe to be guided through the the entire enrolment process. You'll complete your checklist, make decisions about financial matters, and enrol into your courses for all your semesters/terms for the academic year.

    Tip: Your username is a lower case "a" followed by your student number, for example, a1234567. Your student number is provided to you by the University, and will appear on your student ID card. Coupled with your password, your username will give you access to EnrolMeAccess Adelaide (where you enrol), email, MyUni and on-campus student computers. 

    If you've forgotten your password, please see the manage your account page to reset your password.

    Existing students

    Log into Access Adelaide to get started.

    Know your password but can’t log on?

    This may be because the system has reached its peak load, so try again later and if you still can’t log on contact our Ask Adelaide staff for assistance.

  • Step 5: Complete your enrolment checklist

    Before you can enrol into classes, you are required to complete the enrolment checklist. Students must add or update information about themselves to ensure that the University can maintain accurate records. For legal compliance you must ensure that all information you provide is accurate and complete. Please write in plain English, and use correct spelling.

    Note: Any outstanding financial obligations to the University need to be paid before you can enrol.

    For more information on how to complete this, see Enrolment Checklist.

  • Step 6: Enrol in all your classes

    In Access Adelaide, select the teaching period in which you want to enrol. If you have already completed your checklist, you can add, swap or amend classes by selecting 'Enrolment' from the 'Student' menu on the left.

    Click on 'Add' to start enrolling. If you don't see an Add button you are not eligible to enrol online. Contact our Ask Adelaide staff for assistance.

    If you are active in more than one program, first select the program where you wish to add classes. Ensure you add your course to the relevant program so that your progress can be correctly calculated.

    You can then enter the enrolment class number you entered on your Class Planner Worksheet, or if you don't know the number, search Course Planner. All of the enrolment classes that meet your search criteria will be displayed. There may be more than one enrolment class to choose from for each course.

    The details of each class are listed, as well as the dates, days, times and locations. All classes will have multiple rows of information because of the mid semester break, and if the class is taught in alternate weeks. Look carefully at the exact days, times and weeks that a class is taught to help you with your selection.

    Note: Formal teaching activities commence 10 minutes after the start time for that class. This is primarily to allow for travelling time to venues across the campus.

    When you enrol, you may need to choose a 'Related Class' such as a tutorial. In some cases you may be automatically enrolled into a related class and this will be identified on the screen.

    You can select the swap button and swap classes within the same course (e.g. from one tutorial to another) or swap to another course.

    Select Save after each course if you are happy with your choices. This process can take a few seconds, be patient and don't click the save button multiple times - this won't speed things up. A message will display advising if your class add has been successful (this means you are enrolled), or unsuccessful (this means you are not enrolled and will need to seek a different class, or course).

    Continue to enrol until you've finished adding all of your classes for the teaching period.

    You then have the option to select another teaching period and to add relevant courses there as well.

    Remember to enrol in classes for all relevant teaching periods at the beginning of the academic year. This will help you plan your studies for the academic year, as well as reserve your place in a preferred course.

  • Step 6: Print your personal timetable

    Once you've finished adding all of your courses and classes for the teaching period, you can print out your enrolment list (select printer friendly version) from the top menu bar or save the details electronically for your own records.

    You can also view and print a full class timetable list (via 'Show Class Times') or a week-by-week timetable grid (via 'Weekly Timetable').

    Note: Class notes that were displayed in Course Planner won't show here, you'll need to go back to Course Planner if you want to review these.

  • Step 7: Next steps

    Once you have enrolled for all the teaching periods in your academic year of study, you can update your student ID card. Continuing students will require a sticker update to their existing card expiry date, and new students (commencing students) can organise their card with Ask Adelaide.

    MyUni is your online learning environment. It is where you can access your course materials, recorded lectures, ask tutorial questions, make online assignment submissions, and the contact information for your course academics and classmates. Higher degree by research students access their online postgraduate research induction through MyUni.

    New students are encouraged to attend Orientation Week. There are Enrolment Advice and Program Advice sessions which will assist you through the enrolment process, as well as events such as the Welcome to Campus, campus tours and introductions to academic and student support services.

    Got more questions? Find the answer at Ask ADEL.