Prepare for your studies

All classes are scheduled and workshops are scheduled online. Class Registration is for students to self-select workshops, labs or residentials.

Remember, you must be enrolled in your unit(s) before you can register into classes. If you haven’t enrolled yet, you can enrol via My Enrolment.

If your unit has only one class scheduled (i.e. you have no choice about the days you attend classes) you will be automatically allocated to that class. You will notice that you have been registered into the class when your faculty classes are open for registration by checking your timetable in My Enrolment.

Timetables are available at in the weeks before study commences. Check the classes for each unit and plan a timetable that suits you. Now you are ready to register. Download a PDF guide on How to Register Into Classes.

  • Log in to My Enrolment and click the Classes tab on top menu.
  • Click Register on the units that have requirements or you can choose to automate the process by selecting the clash-free timetable option.
  • Click the green plus (+) sign of the class you wish to register for and then click Save.
  • Confirm your class registration by checking the coloured circle next to each enrolled unit.
    • Green: You’ve successfully registered for all your available activities in each unit.
    • Yellow: You have registered for some (but not all) of your available activities in each unit, or are put on a wait-list for one or more activities.
    • Red: You either haven’t registered for any activities or the classes may not have opened yet.

Final preparations

There are some final activities you should aim to complete before you start your studies at SCU.

  • Check whether your course has any residential requirements. Search course options to find your course information page and check the Summary section on the left-hand side or the Schedule of Units under the Course Structure tab.
  • Check whether your course has any professional placement requirements. Refer to your faculty/college for any placement requirements.
  • To find what textbooks you need for your studies, search for units and scroll down to the Prescribed texts information. You can order books from our on-campus bookshop located on the Lismore Campus, or buy new or used versions online.
  • Apply for your Student ID Card. Read the Terms and Conditions at before you submit your form.
  • Work through the Navigating SCU Systems module to get a grasp of the technology that you’ll use at Southern Cross University. Visit
  • Plan for and attend Orientation. Orientation is a great way to meet new people, find out about your course before you start studying and get to know what services are available to you as a student at SCU. Visit for more information.
  • If you are a student with a disability or medical condition who requires additional supports, register with Student Equity and Inclusion by the specified date for your study period.

Still have questions?

If you have any queries, please email us at or call 1800 005 687.

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