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Enrolling & STAR

on July 2, 2014
Deakin STAR

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ENROLLING
First up, you need to keep in mind the Deakin VIP Dates. Dates continually change and include the last date to enrol on on-campus and off-campus units. But the most important thing is the CENSUS DATE. This VIP DATE is the absolute last date to withdraw from a unit without paying for the unit and receiving a fail for the subject.

Enrolling for the 1st time can be stressful and confusing, especially when all your classes have the status of INVALID/ UNCONFIRMED! But rest assured, you’re not the only one.

Now there are 2 options to enrol, you can:
a) Attend your course enrolment information session
Where at the end of the presentation everyone heads off to the labs to enrol with course advisors on stand by to help. Beware with this option to be prepared to wait for a long time for help though, as there aren’t many advisors and way too many students!

b) Pride yourself as a techie person and want to save time and DIY (I chose this option and now find enrolling is easy as anything!)

Once you’ve passed all your personal details section, you’ve finally reached the unit enrolment section =D kudos to you! Now here’s the tricky thing, once you enter the unit code you want the status of the class to be ENROLLED at the end of confirmation. Anything else you see means you’re not signed up for the class.For over the phone help, call Deakin Central and they’ll help you step by step to make your units ENROLLED πŸ˜‰

An added bonus for being an on campus student, you can vary off campus and on campus units to suit your situation! Head to the class mode page to suss out what you’re after.
STAR:
So what’s the fuss with STAR? It’s your customised timetable program that allows you to add your preferences for your units. Check out STAR @ Deakin for opening and closing dates! What I like about Deakin is that the preference period isn’t a 1st in 1st served basis. So whether you enter your preferences on the first day or the last, you have just as much chance as anyone else to get what you want!

BUT, in saying that the ALLOCATION ADJUSTMENT DAY IS. So make sure you’re sitting by your mobile devices/laptops logged in at 9am to see your generated timetable. Any changes you make are instantaneous so read your timetable carefully before making any changes. Because once you make a change and want to go back into it, chances are you won’t be able to.

For an explanation of the STAR lingo, it’s all there on your STAR homepage πŸ˜‰

Happy enrolling! =)

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