Subject enrolment troubleshooting - Section contents

When enrolling in subjects you may encounter issues that prevent you from finalising your study plan. This page will guide you through suggested fixes to common study plan issues.

Before you start troubleshooting a subject enrolment issue, check the changing your enrolment webpage for all the options on how to make changes to your enrolment.

If you are having difficulties completing your subject enrolment with your study plan, refer to the below table on how to get assistance.

Study plan issue Recommendation
I need to adjust my study plan (e.g. change my major, minor or specialisation). Discuss your course plan with a Stop 1 adviser or submit an Enrolment Variation form.
I want to have a subject prerequisite or co-requisite waived. Refer to our Requisite Waiver FAQ for instructions on how to apply for a requisite waiver.
My study plan appears to be empty. If you can only see a line with your course title and nothing else, your study plan needs to be “expanded” to include these options. You can do this by completing the Enrolment Variation form.
I want to take a subject that is not in my study plan. If the subject is listed in the Handbook entry for your course, but not available in your study plan, submit an Enrolment Variation form to have the subject added to your study plan.

Very occasionally it is possible to be granted permission to enrol in a subject that is not listed in the Handbook for credit in your course.

Permission to do this must be obtained from your Program Director or Course Coordinator. Once you have gained written permission, submit an Enrolment Variation form to have the subject added to your study plan.
I wish to overload my enrolment (i.e. enrol in more credit points for the study period than my course requires).

Visit our Overloading FAQ for the following information on:

  • Eligibility
  • How to apply
  • Fees
  • Study load calculations
I want to take a subject that is not listed in the Handbook for my course. Very occasionally it is possible to be granted permission to enrol in a subject that is not listed in the Handbook for credit in your course.

Permission to do this must be obtained from your Program Director or Course Coordinator. Once you have gained written permission, submit an Enrolment Variation form to have the subject added to your study plan.
I didn’t complete VCE (Victorian Certificate of Education), and the system won’t recognise my Level 1 (first year) subject prerequisites. Refer to our Non-VCE subject prerequisites FAQ for instructions on how to get assistance.
I am unable to re-enrol in a subject I failed. If you fail a subject, once the result is final, the failed subject will be removed from your study plan, creating a space for you to enrol again, should you choose to. In addition, you will be unenrolled from any subjects you might have already enrolled in for the next study period if you required the failed subject as a prerequisite.

Once results are finalised, attempt to enrol in your study plan. If you are unable to do this, submit an Enrolment Variation form for assistance.
It is past the last date to self-enrol online.
  1. Get approval in writing from your Subject Coordinator, stating that you can enrol in a subject after week 2 of semester. 
  2. Submit an enrolment assistance request using the Enrolment Variation form and attach the approval email as a PDF (not a screenshot).

What happens once I submit an Enrolment Variation form?

Once you have submitted an Enrolment Variation form, you will receive an email with expected turnaround times. Staff will assess your enrolment variation request and communicate with you via your student email of the outcome.

Note: it is your responsibility to check that your enrolment in my.unimelb is always up to date, and to be aware of the subject key dates when making changes to your enrolment. Subject key dates are listed in the Handbook.

If your request is urgent (e.g. you need assistance enrolling in an intensive subject that is commencing in a few days), contact Stop 1.

If you wish to query the outcome of a previously completed Enrolment Variation request, contact Stop 1 for more information.

Enrolment assistance for graduate researchers

If you are a graduate researcher you can apply to add a coursework subject to your candidature. If you experience any difficulties, please discuss with your Supervisor or your Graduate Research Administrator.

Know your subject key dates

For each enrolled subject, make a note of its Handbook key dates. These dates define when you can make changes to your subject enrolment. For example, a subject census date is the last date to withdraw from a subject without financial liability.