Enrol in your units with My Enrolment

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 MySCU.

Download a PDF guide on How to Enrol into Units.

How to enrol

1. Find your units

Consult your Course Progression to find out which units to enrol in. Find your course at course options, select the Course Structure tab and scroll down to Course Progression. Make a note of the specified units as these are the ones that you’ll need to choose within My Enrolment.

More information: The units are generally listed in the order in which you should enrol and every course has a suggested enrolment pattern. Unit codes can also assist in determining which units to enrol into. Units ending in 1000s are first year units, 2000s are second year units, and 3000s third year units. If you follow the suggested enrolment pattern you will complete the foundation units before you complete the advanced units and you will not run into any requisite knowledge issues or timetable problems — so you will be able to complete your studies on time.

Suggested enrolment patterns may differ depending upon the specialisation, stream or major you are undertaking and which teaching period you commence your course, so be sure to follow the one that matches your study needs.

If you are commencing study with Southern Cross University from 2021 it is likely that you will be required to choose your Course Options/ major or specialisation option in your Study Plan first before you can enrol in units.

2. Use My Enrolment to select your units

  • Log in to My Enrolment using your student ID and password.

  • Click the Study Plans tab on the top menu.

  • Click Select next to the course with Admitted status.

  • Select the units and location you wish to study using the drop-down options. Place a tick in the checkbox next to the units found on the right-hand side of the screen.

More information: Your first preference to study a unit in a specific teaching period and location may not be available. If this is the case the unit will not provide any drop-down options for you to select and will display a message stating “you are unable to change the availability from the default selected for you”. This does not mean you have to enrol into the unit for the default availability; it just means that it is the only availability for the current academic year.

  • Click Enrol at the bottom of the screen.

  • Click Confirm to finalise your enrolment. Check for any enrolment warnings that might be present. E.g. Pre-requisite information, placement or residential information.

3. Check your enrolment

  • Select Current enrolment on the left-hand menu to check your enrolment and Census Date.

More information: Census Date is the date that your unit enrolment is finalised and you incur a tuition fee debt. If you’ve deferred your fees to the government via one of the HELP schemes, Census Date is when your enrolment is reported to the government. If you withdraw from a unit after Census Date you will incur the full cost of the unit and academic penalties.

  • Generate a proof of enrolment for your records by selecting Email my Enrolment Advice.

What happens after enrolment?

  • After you enrol in units your SCU systems access accounts will be created; this will happen overnight.
  • Your SCU email is one of the systems that are set up and it will be used for all official correspondence. Please ensure you check this regularly or redirect it to your non-SCU primary email address
  • MySCU is your online learning environment where you can collaborate with your teaching staff and other students. MySCU also uses your SCU account log in details.

Get organised for the whole academic year

Southern Cross University recommends that you plan your studies in advance and enrol in units for the full academic year (all teaching periods).

You will be self-managing your enrolment online in My Enrolment and you can change your enrolled units, add more units or withdraw from units up until the start of each teaching period. Consider how much time you can allocate to your studies and how many units you can fit into your life.

Although a unit may be listed in your Course Progression as available in a certain teaching period, it is always a good idea to check the availability of a given unit when planning your studies. Visit the unit search to see when and where a specific unit is offered.

For Course Progression advice, please contact Client Services on 1800 005 687 or enquiry@scu.edu.au

What's next?

Register for classes and complete final preparation tasks like applying for a student ID card.

4. Prepare for your studies