What happens when you receive a postgrad offer?
So, you’ve applied for a postgraduate degree and your application was successful. Congratulations! Here’s what you need to know once you’ve received an offer.
Step 1: Read your offer
If you applied directly to ACU, you will receive an offer email which includes all the information you need to complete the enrolment process. An offer will always be in the form of written notice and should outline what course the offer is for and on which campus. Check your spam/junk folder if you can’t find the email in your inbox.
If you applied through a Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC), your offer will be made through QTAC, UAC or VTAC depending on which state you live in. You will then have to follow the acceptance/response procedures outlined. If successful, you will also receive an offer email from the university, which includes information on the enrolment process. Be sure to check your spam/junk folder if you’re having difficulty finding the email.
Step 2: Accept your offer and enrol
After you’ve received an offer, you need to accept it by enrolling in your course. These steps will be clearly outlined in your offer email. At ACU, you’ll enrol through our Student Portal using a program called Student Connect. The steps involved are:
- Log into your Student Portal
- Select 'Units and Results' in the left menu
- Select Student Connect in the top right hand corner
- Select ‘My Enrolment’ tab, and select ‘Enrolment Manager
- To enrol in units, you need to select ‘Enrol’ and select the relevant term from the drop down menu then select ‘Submit’
- Select the unit code from the drop down menu, enter the unit number, and select your campus
- Select ‘Unit Search’ and the unit you have entered will be displayed.
- Tick the box in front of the unit, and select ‘Register’.
- To add units to your enrolment in the same study period, repeat steps 6 – 8.
- To add units to your enrolment for a different study period, select ‘Select Study Period’ and repeat steps 5 – 8.
You should also look for your Course Enrolment Guide (which is accessible via Student Connect and the Student Portal). It contains key information such as your course map, electives, and subject/unit information. This will help to explain what subjects/units you’ll be studying and when.
Step 3: Creating your timetable
So you’ve enrolled in units – but you still need to select the times you will attend lectures and tutorials.
There are set dates when timetables ‘open’ and you can allocate yourself to classes. At ACU, you’ll select your timetable using a program called Tutorial Direct. Unless there are very special circumstances, it’s first in, first served – and obviously certain class times fill up faster than others. So make sure you note down the key dates for allocating your classes.
If there are mitigating circumstances as to why you cannot attend particular class times, you can contact the lecturer in charge of that unit to request special consideration. If granted, you may be allocated to your requested time slot.
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