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We’re with you all the way

Change can be a daunting. It can also be a time of high anticipation and excitement. No matter how you’re feeling at the start of your Southern Cross journey remember that there are a range of support services and student experiences to ensure your wellbeing and that you’ll get the most out of your university experience. From everyone at Southern Cross, welcome.

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1. Accept your offer

Congratulations! We’re so excited to welcome you. Southern Cross University will email you a formal letter of offer. Follow these steps to accept your offer.

Accept your offer

2. Arrange your fees

The ways that you can pay your fees depends on your citizenship and residency status. Follow these steps to manage your fees.

Arrange your fees

3. Select your units

Selecting your units of study is the process of enrolling at Southern Cross University. Enrolment opens at least four months before your studies commence and activates your student account so you can access your learning sites in MySCU. Follow these steps to select your units.

Select your units

Prepare for your studies

The first step is to ensure you’re enrolled in your unit(s). You can then register into classes and begin preparing for start of term.

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Get ready for Orientation

Whether you’re an on-campus, online, cross-institutional or an international student, your journey as a Southern Cross student starts with Orientation.

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Explore our locations and get settled in

International arrival guide

Read the international student's arrival guide

Indigenous Australian Student Services (IASS)

Ensuring First Peoples wellbeing and academic success

Travelling to campus

Find where you’re going and check out travel options


Stay connected to your SCU community wherever you are

Explore our campuses

Remember, we’re here to help

If you need help at any stage, or are undecided our team is here to help.

Contact us

Top tips

Being prepared puts you in the best position to thrive

Read our five top tips to help you get ready to commence your study

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