Domestic students at Melbourne campuses
1. Understand your study plan
- Check the University Handbook for an overview of your course structure (also known as a 'study plan'). Take the time to understand the structure as some course structures can be complicated. If you're starting an undergraduate course and have a major in mind, have a look at the prerequisite subjects you might need to do in your first year.
Note: A typical full time study load (or 'equivalent full time study load' EFTSL) is four subjects in Semester 1, and four subjects in Semester 2 (a total of eight subjects over the academic year).
- Check the subject search to get an in-depth look at elective subjects. Note that it's easier if you already know which discipline area to look in.
- Write down the subject codes you want to study – these will be useful when you're enrolling.
2. Enrol in subjects
- When you know what to enrol into for the calendar year, log back in to StudentOnLine and select the Enrolment tab.
- Choose your subjects for the calendar year. It's easier if you know the subject code when you're searching for subjects. You only need to search for elective subjects, as the core subjects will pre-fill.
- If you're an undergraduate student, you'll need to complete the online Academic Integrity and Wominjeka La Trobe Modules.
- Once you've chosen your subjects, tick the box next to each subject.
- Click Enrol to confirm.
If you have difficulties enrolling in StudentOnLine you can also attend an enrolment support session on campus.
Credit for prior study / Advanced standing
If you apply for advanced standing you still need to enrol in all subjects, and attend all classes, until you receive an outcome to your application.
3. Next steps
After successfully enrolling there are a few things you should do before classes start.
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International students at Melbourne campuses
If you are an international student applying to study at one of the campuses listed below please follow the regional enrollment instructions.
Wherever your studies are based, we'll make every effort to ensure you're part of a vibrant learning community.
When you arrive, you must attend the International Registration and Orientation. Visit the New students site for detailed information and to download the Orientation Program [PDF 1.6MB]. If you haven't already accepted your offer, do so now.
Step 1. Register with La Trobe International
Print a copy of the Enrolment Checklist (PDF 33KB)* to make sure you complete all the steps below. Register your arrival with La Trobe International (LTI) at the registration venue. If you have a smartphone, download the Lost on Campus app to find your way around.
International registration for students runs at different days on each campus. Refer to the Registration website for details.
Please ensure you bring your passport, visa and your offer letter with you. Refer to the campus map for directions to the venue. Please note: original passport must be sighted at registration.
If you've received a conditional offer you need to give your relevant documentation (listed on your letter of offer) to La Trobe International admissions staff. If you are on campus, you can take your documentation to La Trobe International Reception. Or you can email your documentation to: IntApplication@latrobe.edu.au
We will then email you your unconditional offer and instructions on how to accept.
While you're waiting to receive your unconditional offer, ensure you still visit the International Welcome Desk in the Western Lecture Theatre Foyer (Melbourne Campus) to get information about Orientation.
If your first offer is an unconditional offer, complete these two stages next:
Stage 1: Register your arrival
Bring your original passport and visa or e-visa if you applied online. If you still owe fees you'll need to pay them at the Student Hub before you can activate your student account and create your password.
Stage 2: Activate your student account
A staff member will guide you through activating your student account and creating your password. You will also be given details of your enrolment information session.
Note: you will only be able to use your student email a day after activating your account.
Step 2. Find your course details, print course information and create your preliminary personal study timetable
This is compulsory for Study Abroad and Exchange students.
It's important to understand your course and available subjects before attending your enrolment information session. Check the University Handbook to find out more.
You can create your preliminary study timetable through the Allocate Plus (your timetable may change after enrolment).
Step 3. Confirm your details on StudentOnLine
In your own time, log on to StudentOnLine to check and confirm your personal details.
Step 4. Attend your enrolment information session and enrol in your subjects
College staff will guide you through the online enrolment process. Don't forget to bring:
- the Enrolment Checklist
- your My Life at La Trobe guide
- original or certified transcripts and course syllabus or course outlines if you are applying for Advanced Standing (recognition for prior learning)
- your preliminary timetable (compulsory for Study Abroad and Exchange students)
- a pen.
Search the University Handbook for more information about your course and available subjects.
Step 5: Log on to StudentOnLine to enrol
Follow these steps (you will not be able to continue without completing the steps below):
- Complete the Parent/Guardian Highest Level of Participation form
- Log on to StudentOnLine.
- Confirm your Personal Details.
- Confirm your Contact Details (left sidebar). Under 'My addresses', select 'Add an address'. Add your Semester/Term address. If it's not your permanent address in Australia that's ok. You will need to change your address using StudentOnLine when you move to a more permanent location.
Add an emergency contact.
- Confirm your Citizenship and Residency Details.
- Confirm your Cultural Details.
- Confirm your Disability Details.
- Confirm your Educational Background Details.
- Confirm Parent/Guardian Educational Details.
- Enrol. In the My Enrolment tab, select 'Manage Enrolment' (left-hand menu) to get started. Once you have accepted the terms and conditions you will be able to enrol in your subjects. Don't forget to enrol in Semester one first and then Semester two. Our staff is available to help.
You can see an instructional video here.
Step 6: Get your student ID card
Find out more about student ID cards.
Congratulations, you have successfully enrolled!
Step 7: Design your timetable
The day after you enrol in subjects, you will be able to access Allocate Plus to design your timetable.
If you need help, please visit the FAQ site or call ASK La Trobe (1300 52 87623) during business hours.
Now you're officially a La Trobe student, check our New Students section to find out more about getting started. We look forward to seeing you at Orientation!
Please note: make sure you understand your tuition fees. You were billed for your first semester's tuition fees and paid for them when you accepted your offer to study at La Trobe. This first payment is based on 60 credit points. This means any enrolment in subjects worth more or less than 60 credit points will change your fees. You will be notified by email when your Statement of Account is available on StudentOnLine.
Find out more about your tuition fees.
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After you've enrolled, get ready for uni:
- get your ID
- create your timetable
- prepare to study.