Changing your enrolment - Section contents

Throughout your studies you may need to swap subjects, change your major or stream, or make other changes to your enrolment.

See below for a table of common options with an indication whether you’ll be able to self-manage the change in my.unimelb or whether you’ll need to submit an Enrolment Variation (EV) form.

  Self-manage via my.unimelb Submit an EV form
Subject withdrawal
If you wish to stop studying a particular subject, you can withdraw from a subject.
Subject enrolment
Enrolling in subjects confirms what you will study for each semester. You can self-manage if prerequisites are met or a waiver has been approved.
Swap subjects
Replace one enrolled subject for another by swapping subjects.
Leave of absence
If you wish to take a break from your course, apply for leave of absence.
Return from a leave of absence
If you wish to return from a break from your course, re-enrol into your subjects.
Major or subject selection
You need to add a major or subject to your Study Plan before selecting/enrolling in subjects.
Prerequisites – loading approvals
If you have approval to take a subject without acquiring its prerequisite (a requisite waiver), you will need assistance to load the approval onto your Study Plan.
Move subjects on your Study Plan
If you would like to move a breadth subject from a 'free points' section to a 'breadth' section on your Study Plan
Add approved subjects to your Study Plan
If you have not been able to do this yourself via my.unimelb.
Study Plan expansion
If your Study Plan appears to be empty with no options, you need to request for a Study Plan expansion.
Changes to major or minors
If you are unable to change a major or minor yourself on your Study Plan.
Changes to streams
When you want to change your course stream (as outlined in the course entry of the Handbook).
Overload requests
If you want to take more credit points in a study period than your course requires, you can apply to overload.
Over-enrolling
If you want to take extra subjects beyond the maximum points for your course, you can apply to over-enrol.
Accepting non-credit exemptions
If you have applied for Advanced Standing (credit for prior learning), and have been granted a ‘non-credit exemption’, you will need to accept this on your Study Plan.

What happens after I submit an Enrolment Variation form?

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

How to manage your enrolment online

Subject enrolment troubleshooting

For suggested fixes to common subject enrolment issues, visit the subject enrolment troubleshooting page.

Graduate researchers

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.