You can create your timetable without entering class preferences for a subject by selecting classes during the review and adjust period.
The recommended class timetable process is to enter class preferences, then get your allocated timetable based on your preferred class times, however there are occasions where you will need to create your timetable without entering preferences such as:
- You were admitted to your course after the preferencing period
- You enrolled in subjects after the preferencing period ended
- You did not to enter class preferences
- The system was unable to allocate you to one of your preferences.
Follow the below steps to build your timetable without entering preferences.
See timetable dates for the deadlines for each study period.
How to select classes during the review and adjust period
- Make sure you’re enrolled in subjects. It can take up to 24 hours after enrolling in a subject for it to appear in MyTimetable, so make sure you enrol in your subjects as soon as possible, so you are ready to select classes when MyTimetable opens for the Review and Adjust period.
- When the review and adjust period starts, log into MyTimetable.
- Navigate to the Enrolment pane (left-hand side of the screen) to see all your subjects and classes.
- Click on a class type (eg 'Lecture1') from the Enrolment pane
- Click ‘SELECT’ on the class you want to be allocated to. If you have sectioned classes, see below for more information.
- Once you have selected your class, ‘Allocation Successful’ will appear.
- Complete Steps 4 - 6 until all class types in Enrolment pane are allocated.
If you have sectioned classes you must select classes in groups. This means you will be with the same classmates for two or more classes (eg the same lecture and studio workshop).
Allocating yourself into a section
- Select one class from every class type within one section only.
- Choose the class you want and select ‘Submit’.
- Once you have selected your class, 'Allocation Successful' will appear.
For example, in the screenshot below, you must select either both the tutorials in Section 1 together, or both the tutorials in Section 2 together:
Making changes to your timetable
If you have classes which are in activity combination, you must also select classes in groups. This means you will be with the same classmates for two or more classes (eg the same lecture and studio workshop). In activity combinations, different class types are connected. For example, the class types Studio 1 and Studio 2 could be connected to each other and are grouped as activity combinations.
In the screen shot below, the activity combination is between Studio 1 Class 3 and Studio 2, Class 3 which mean you can only select, Studio 2, class 3. All other classes will appear as a problem as they are not part of the activity combination.
If you wish to be allocated to a class which not part of activity combination (eg classes with the Problem icon), you will need to submit a Timetabling Assistance form under the 'Personal Circumstances' category. When submitting your form, please provide as much information as possible about your availability so that a staff member can allocate you to an available class at a suitable time.
Learn more about navigation and basic features in MyTimetable.
Understanding class allocation statuses and icons
Allocation status summary
At the top of the page under your personal details, you can see a summary of your allocations:
- Allocated: You have been allocated to a class.
- Pending: You have entered your preferences and are waiting to be allocated.
- Not Allocated: You have not selected any preferences and/or have not been allocated into any classes.
Enrolled subjects and their allocation statuses
The left sidepanel contains a list of all your enrolled subjects, as well as information about the allocation and preference statuses of your classes for these subjects. Click on a class type (eg Lecture1) to see a list of all its available classes, and details such as when and where the class is held.
Icons beside the subject or class type
- Blue: The info icon links to the subject's entry in the University Handbook.
- Green: You have been allocated to a class.
- Orange: You have entered your preferences and are waiting to be allocated.
- Red: You have not selected any preferences and/or have not been allocated into any classes.
Class allocation statuses
The allocation status for each class type (eg Lecture 1) is shown in brackets beside each class type:
- Read only: This class type is available for viewing only. Check timetable dates for information about when it will be available for preference entry, or review and adjust.
- Adjust: you have an allocation but you can choose to change it.
- Select: you have not been allocated to a class and will need to select one.
- Off: This class type is currently closed. Please contact Stop 1 for more information.
Viewing available classes for a subject
For a subject you're enrolled in
All of your enrolled subjects and their associated class types (eg Lecture1) are listed in the left Enrolment sidepanel. Click on a class type to see all the classes available.
For a subject you're not enrolled in
You can search for other University subjects that you're not enrolled in using the left Search sidepanel, below the list of your enrolled subjects.
- After searching for a class, click 'view' to see the class details for the subject.
- The search results will not contain subjects for which you are currently enrolled in.
- Note that while you can see the class details, you will not be allocated into any classes for subjects that you are not enrolled in.
- You can make enrolment changes in my.unimelb. There will be a slight delay while MyTimetable updates enrolment changes from my.unimelb. There could be a delay of up to 24 hours during peak times.
For class timetabling help and troubleshooting information, visit our timetable help page.