Domestic student enrolment

Once you've received an offer to study at UOW, there's a few things you need to do to officially become a UOW student.

How to enrol

Before starting your studies, you'll need to enrol online in your course and first-year subjects. Follow the steps below to get started.

To secure your place at UOW your first step is to accept your offer.

Choose your subjects 

If you are commencing in Spring session 2024, refer to the First Year Enrolment Guides for help with planning your first-year subjects.

If you are starting a postgraduate course with the Sydney Business School, UOW, refer to our online  online study sequences for help with planning your course.

Future students starting at UOW in Autumn Session 2025, please check back in late November 2024 for enrolment information.

Credit for prior learning 

If you have completed previous studies or have relevant work experience, you may be eligible to apply for credit for prior learning. To allow time for you to make decisions about what subjects you will need to enrol into for upcoming sessions, you should submit your application as soon as possible.

Apply here

If you have already been granted credit, this may affect which subjects you should enrol in. In this case, please reach out to the AskUOW team for advice. 

Organise your USI and TFN 

When enrolling, you will need to provide your Unique Student Identifier (USI). Click here for further information about how to apply for, or check, your USI. If you are a domestic student who plans to defer payment partially or fully via a HECS-HELP loan, you will also need to provide your Tax File Number (TFN). 

Please note that it can take 28 days to be issued with a TFN from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), so if you haven't already, you should apply for a TFN immediately

You must use the same verifiable identification document/s to apply for both your TFN and USI.

Follow the steps below to enrol in your course online. If you have questions along the way, access our enrolment help page for more information.

Access the enrolment portal 

Login here using your UOW student number (included with your offer) to access the online enrolment portal. If you have conditions listed on your offer, these will need to be cleared before you can login. If you have any questions about clearing conditions, please contact us

Access the enrolment portal

In the enrolment portal you will complete the following steps:

Create user account 

Here you will create your UOW username and password that you will use to log in to university systems like SOLS and AskUOW. When creating your user account, make sure you provide a mobile number or email address to recover your user details should you forget them. 

Confirm personal details 

Confirm and update your personal details, add an emergency contact, and let us know where you will be living in and out of session. 

Complete survey 

The Australian Government requires all students to complete the survey that shows as part of the enrolment process. If you do not know the answer to a question, leave it blank and move to the next question. 

Select your offer 

All valid offers made to you will be listed. Select the course you'll be studying. 

Note: The date from when you can select your course and begin your enrolment will depend on your commencing session. See enrolment dates below or find a full list on the key dates page.

Autumn 2024 Enrolment opens from 4 December, 2023
Trimester 1 2024 Enrolment opens from 4 December, 2023
Trimester 2 2024 Enrolment opens from 4 December, 2023
Spring 2024 Enrolment opens from 4 December, 2023
Autumn 2025 Enrolment opens from 2 December, 2024

Enter your Unique Student Identifier (USI) 

You’ll be prompted to enter your USI in this section. If you haven’t already, visit our USI page for more information on applying for a USI, or checking if you’ve already got one. It takes 5 minutes to apply for a USI. 

Select your billing preference 

Eligible domestic students will have the option to pay tuition fees upfront or defer their fees by accessing a HELP Loan. If you're deferring your fees, you'll need to provide BOTH your tax file number (TFN) and USI when you enrol.  

Please note: You must choose a billing type for both your tuition fees and for the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). 

It is mandatory that your personal details at UOW match your details recorded at the ATO and USI government agencies for you to access a HELP loan. Learn more about payment options for domestic students

Enrol in your subjects and declare your major (where required)  

Here you will enrol in your first-year subjects. Default subjects might already be listed for some courses.

Refer to the First Year Enrolment Guides for Spring 2024 after May 10 for help with choosing your subjects and planning for your course.

If you are starting a postgraduate course with the Sydney Business School, UOW, refer to our online study sequences for help with planning your course. 

If you're unsure of your major at this point, you can add it in or change it later in SOLS. In some cases, all your subjects will be core subjects. In others, you may need to select additional elective subjects. Please follow the instructions in your enrolment guide for advice on selecting electives.  

If you need further academic advice and support please contact AskUOW on 02 4221 3927 or email

Finalise your enrolment 

Once you've enrolled in your subjects, click on the ‘Summary’ tab to complete your online enrolment. Here you can choose to have a confirmation sent to your nominated email address. 

Now that you’re enrolled you will be able to log in to SOLS, the student system that you will use to manage your degree and access course materials. Visit the SOLS help page for assistance with logging in or navigating your account. 

Having trouble with one of the steps above?

Access enrolment help

Once you've enrolled

UOW uses MFA for several UOW systems and applications.

When you first login to these systems, you will need to set up your MFA and verify your login. You should have at least two authentication methods in case you change or misplace your mobile phone. MFA is session based and will expire within 30 days. This means, you will be prompted to reauthenticate to university systems on a regular basis.

Make sure you have completed your security profile with MFA so you get access to UOW’s systems and applications.

Information on how to set up MFA on your laptop, tablet or phone is available on the UOW User Account webpage.

If you are currently enrolled and have not received a student ID card, remember to get one the next time you’re on campus.

For Wollongong Campus students, ID cards are available at AskUOW on the Ground Floor of Building 17.

For students at other campuses, you can get an ID card from your local campus office.

If your degree is delivered fully online and you will not be attending campus, complete the Online form to arrange for a card to be sent to you.


There's a number of student systems (like SOLS) and online resources that you'll access regularly during your time at UOW. Learn what they are, what they're for, and how to access them.

Your Orientation is normally held the week before your first session. This is an important event where you'll receive important information about your course, learn about the services and support available to you, and immerse yourself in the student culture that makes UOW special.

Your Orientation date and time will depend on your start session, and what campus you are studying at.


As you get closer to the start of session, you may need to enrol in classes for each of your subjects. These classes are often called tutorials, practicals or seminars. Follow these steps to enrol in your classes.

Our How Uni Works website is packed with useful information to help you get started on the right foot. Here you will find our top uni tips, checklists, video tutorials and lots more.

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Deferring your offer

If you do not wish to commence your course at the allocated start session, you can maintain your offer by deferring your start date. You can defer your offer to study at UOW for up to one year. You will have to complete a UOW Deferral request after you've received your offer from UOW. Once you submit your deferral request, we'll send you a new offer and information on how to enrol.

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