Enrolling in subjects

How to enrol in subjects

Coursework students can re-enrol by logging into SOLS and selecting ‘Enrolments and Variations’ from the left hand menu. Research students should refer to enrolment information here

Choosing subjects

Most courses have a combination of core subjects (subjects that must be completed) and elective subjects.  For information on subjects available for your course, please refer to the Course Handbook

If, after consulting the Course Handbook, you still have questions about your subject choices, please contact us.

When to re-enrol

If you are enrolling in standard sessions (Autumn, Spring, Annual and trimesters), re-enrolment will open late in November for the following year. It is highly recommended to re-enrol in all subjects for the year to ensure your place in your preferred subjects and tutorial times.

To find out the 'first day to enrol' for other sessions, refer to the Key Dates page.

You should enrol in all your subjects before the start of session so that you don't miss any important course information. Lectures, classes, tutorials and labs can start in the first week of session and important content to help you success can be covered from week 1. 

Tutorial enrolments will open at different times (before the start of session and after subject enrolments open). 

How to re-enrol

To re-enrol:

  1. Log into SOLS
  2. Select 'Enrolments / Variations' (from the left hand menu)
  3. Enter the subject code in the space provided (some subjects are offered in more than one session. Be sure to select the correct session); and
  4. Click 'add subject'.

HINT: Some subjects are offered on more than one campus.  Users can see campus offerings by checking the box in the top right corner for 'List subjects on all campuses'.  Students may need approval to enrol in other campus instances of subjects. Seek approval by completing the Subject Management form

Changing subjects after enrolment

You can withdraw subjects and add others in SOLS provided the changes are made within the permitted date periods (see the Key Dates page for details). 

Late enrolment

You are strongly encouraged to enrol in all the subjects you will be taking before the start of session so that you don't miss any subject content.

Each session has a cut-off date for when you can enrol and add subjects in SOLS. This is called 'last date to enrol/add subjects yourself' on the Key Dates page. These dates are set to ensure that students do not miss too much content and have the best chance of succeeding in that subject. 

Each session also has a cut-off date for when you can apply to add subjects with approval. This is called 'last date to enrol / add subjects with Head of School approval' on the Key Dates page. If there are reasons you need to enrol late, you should seek academic advice from the Subject Coordinator urgently, and make the request to enrol late using the Subject Management form. Requests for late enrolment are not guaranteed to be approved, and will be assessed on a case-by-case basis, taking into consideration the content and structure of the subject and the situation of the student. 

International students who think they might not be able to enrol in time for the start of session should make an appointment with the Head of Students as a matter of urgency and before the start of session. 

Trouble enrolling in subjects

You may be unable to enrol into a subject in SOLS for a number of different reasons. 

ProblemTry
The subject code is incorrect Double-check the code. Subject codes are 7 characters in length and may contain a space, e.g. UNI 001.
The last day to add a subject has passed See 'Late Enrolments' information above.
The subject is full (over quota)

You can request approval to join the waiting list to enrol in the subject by completing the Subject Management form.

Approval is not guaranteed and depends on capacity and other limits.

You need permission to add the subject, e.g. an honours subject

You can request approval to enrol in the subject by completing the Subject Management form

Approval is not guaranteed and depends on whether the subject will meet the requirements of your course. 

The subject is not normally permitted in your course (course constraint)

You can request approval to enrol in the subject by completing the Subject Management form.

Approval is not guaranteed and depends on whether the subject will meet the requirements of your course. 

The subject is delivered at a different campus (campus constraint)

You can request approval to enrol in the subject by completing the Subject Management form

Approval is not guaranteed and depends on whether the subject will meet the requirements of your course.

You have reached the maximum credit points allowed for the session

You can request approval to enrol in the subject by completing the Subject Management form

Approval will only be granted where the faculty is satisfied that you will be able to succeed in your studies. 

What happens if a student does not re-enrol?

If you do not re-enrol, the course will eventually lapse (usually after six months).

If you decide to return to UOW late, you can apply for a new offer. If you have completed subjects you may be eligible to have these considered for credit in a future course.

If you would like to take a break from studies and then return, see the information on 'Taking a break from study'.