We've created a handy checklist of things you need to do before you start your degree.

  • Accept Online
    Accepting online is a two-part process:

    1. Accept or defer your offer in Accept Online to ensure your place in the program. 
    2. Confirm your personal details, complete the Financial and Student Declaration sections and enrol in your courses (such as lectures and tutorials).

    If you do not accept by the deadline dates below, your offer may lapse.

    To accept or defer your offer you need:

    1. your UAC reference number
    2. your UNSW Program code, available here
    3. your password for myUNSW access, available here
  • The USI is a reference number made up of a combination of 10 numbers and letters. It's free and easy to create, and stays with you for life. If you're a new or continuing student undertaking study at a Higher Education Provider, you'll need a USI. Find out more here.

  • Before you enrol, you must choose your courses for the semester.

    Consult the UNSW Handbook for information relating to your program structure and to determine which courses you're required to enrol in.

  • Once enrolment has opened, you can update your enrolment at any time until the enrolment deadline. See our key dates for deadlines to add and drop courses.

    The best way to check that you have enrolled successfully into your courses is via your myUNSW Student Profile tab. The courses you have enrolled in should be listed under the My Enrolment section on this page. You'll also be able to view your Class Timetable by selecting View Timetable.

  • Credit Transfer is also known as ‘advanced standing’ or recognition of prior learning. If you have studied at another university and wish to apply for credit transfer, submit an application along with the below supporting documentation to Student Administrative Services at the time of your acceptance of offer via email to sascanberra@unsw.edu.au.

    • Credit transfer application
    • Official academic transcript (unofficial copies will not be accepted)
    • Course outline (This document must provide course synopses, including aims and objectives, contact hours, texts and references. This document is usually provided to active students on the institution's learning platform).

    Students submitting a credit transfer application will need to enrol in the standard 1st year courses until their outcome is received.

    Credit transfer applications must be finalised prior to the commencement of Semester 1. This allows time to amend your enrolment before the end of week 1 to avoid late enrolment fees ($250). Please allow 3-4 weeks for the processing of your Credit Transfer application. Incomplete applications may require additional processing time.

    ADFA trainee officers

    Credit Transfer applications must be submitted prior to your commencement of Year One Familiarisation Training (YOFT) at ADFA. Credit Transfer outcomes must be discussed with your chain of command as this may affect your time at ADFA.

    International students

    Following a directive from the Department of Defence, International Policy Division, international students are NOT able to apply for credit from previous study.

  • The UNSW Enterprise Remote Access VPN Service (or UNSW VPN) lets you establish a secure network connection over the Internet between your computer/mobile device and protected UNSW services. 

  • ELISE is designed to introduce new students to studying at UNSW. You can come back to ELISE at any time to refresh your knowledge. Find out more here.

  • Moodle is an open-source learning management system that's used to deliver blended and online courses throughout UNSW. This page contains links to instructions on using Moodle.

  • At UNSW Canberra, your Student ID Card is also known as UNSW ID Card, ADFA Card or simply ID Card. Find out how to obtain and use one here.

  • We offer a range of services to help you make the most of student life. From practical study advice to counselling and physical wellbeing, our student resources help you get the most out of your university experience. Find our more here.

  • As a UNSW Canberra student, you may be required to engage in face-to-face, online and blended learning activities and assessments. UNSW Canberra requires all students to come prepared with the right computing equipment. Find out what you need here.