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Enrol in classes

After you’ve enrolled in your subjects, the next step is to enrol in your classes (tutorials, practicals and/or seminars). Most subjects offered at UOW have a ‘lecture’ where an academic staff member presents course material to a large group, plus one (or more) smaller group classes where you can ask questions and put into practice the material you learnt in the lecture. These classes may be called tutorials, seminars, practicals or laboratory classes. You need to enrol in these classes.

Choosing your class times to suit your lifestyle is one of the best things about uni, however we know that it can also be quite stressful and competitive! See our step-by-step guide to enrolling in your classes. This video will also guide you through the timetable and tutorial enrolment process.

  1. Find out when classes are on

    Get an idea of when your classes might run by checking the subject timetables database. This is a really useful guide before timetable enrolments open.

    TIP: Mock up a timetable

    Mock up a timetable so you know what tutorials you COULD enrol in, and what ones are out of the question because of other classes that are already set (like your lectures). This way you’ll have some preferences ready to go and won’t run the risk of accidentally enrolling in a tutorial when you’ve got a lecture on or missing out on your preferred class and not having a backup.


  3. Find out when class enrolments open

    Find out the date and time your tutorial / practical enrolments open by logging into SOLS and selecting 'Tutorial Enrolment' from the left hand menu. This is usually updated a few weeks before session starts but you won't be able to enrol in your tutorial / practical classes until the exact time they open. It's a 'first in best dressed' system - see our tip below!

    TIP: Don't miss class selection

    Different class selections will open at different times for different subjects so make sure you have a few different options planned in case your preferred option is already full. High demand classes will likely be filled up first!


  5. Secure a class

    Securing a class time can be very competitive so you need to make sure you are at the computer at the exact time enrolment opens to increase your chances of securing your preferred class times. Once the timetable enrolments open, your subjects' classes will be available to click on under 'Tutorial Enrolment' menu from Step 2.

    Each subject will detail what you need to enrol in (e.g. a workshop and a tutorial) and you can follow the prompts from there.

    Follow these step-by-step instructions for a detailed look at how to enrol in subjects using SOLS.

    TIP: You can have back-to-back classes

    You can schedule your tutorials and lectures back to back even if they are at opposite ends of campus – your teachers will understand that you'll need a few minutes to get from one class to the next.


Are you having problems?

Clashes? Full classes? Need to swap? Got a problem you need to discuss with your faculty? Find out what to do and who to contact.

Last reviewed: 4 September, 2017