Please note: Due to a system problem Allocate plus is not available for some subjects. If you have been affected, you should have received an SMS and an email. You have until Friday 3 July to submit your preferences, so don't panic. This is NOT first in first served. All preferences entered by 3 July have equal weight. Check your student email for further information.
Allocate Plus is La Trobe University's timetabling system that allows you to select preferences for on-campus activities for your enrolled subjects such as tutorials, labs, seminars and workshops. You can tailor your timetable to your personal needs.
When making changes to your enrolment, you need to wait one hour after you have confirmed your enrolment in a subject before you can allocate yourself to activities.
If you are accessing Allocate Plus from a mobile or tablet device, click the menu icon and select 'enrolment' to view your subjects.
Need help with Allocate Plus?
The first thing you should do is look at the following resources:
- If you have a timetable clash refer to the information below
- Read the help guides for selecting preferences or self-allocation (after sorting)
- Search the FAQs for Allocate Plus
- Watch the videos embedded on this page. These are also available on our YouTube channel
- If you have a timetable clash read the information under Timetable clashes.
Semester 1, 2015
|Preference entry mode||Monday 5 January 2015: 11 am|
|System closed for sorting||Friday 6 February 2015: 5 pm|
|Student self-allocation mode (first-in, first-served period)||Monday 16 February 2015: 11 am|
|Read-only mode||Friday 13 March 2015: 5 pm|
Semester 2, 2015
|Preference entry mode||Monday 18 May 2015: 11 am|
|System closed for sorting||Friday 3 July 2015: 5 pm|
|Student self-allocation mode (first-in, first-served period): self-allocation times are set by school groupings||See the set time for your school below|
La Trobe Business School|
La Trobe Rural Health School
School of Education
School of Nursing and Midwifery
|Monday 13 July 2015: 10 am|
La Trobe Law School|
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
School of Molecular Science/LIMS
|Monday 13 July 2015: 12 pm|
|School of Allied Health|
School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
School of Life Sciences
School of Psychology and Public Health
|Monday 13 July 2015: 2 pm|
|Read-only mode||Friday 7 August 2015: 5 pm|
In some instances you may experience an unavoidable timetable clash. If you are unable to allocate because of a clash, please check to see if either clashing activity is on the approved clash list.
If your activity is on the approved clash list contact ASK La Trobe for help to allocate into that activity.
If your activity is not on the approved clash list contact your subject coordinator for help. Subject coordinators are listed in the subject entries via the Subjects page. You can find contact details for subject coordinators in the Staff Contact Directory.
How does Allocate Plus work?
Before a teaching period begins, you need to select your preferences for class times for all enrolled subjects. Allocate Plus will then assign you class times to create the best possible clash-free timetable according to your selected preferences. After this sorting process, you can self-allocate youself to class times and move to new time slots if there are available spaces. This is the self-allocation and adjustment period.
You can also view class times for other subjects at any time. This is useful to see how other subjects fit into your timetable of enrolled subjects.
You can watch the help videos above or refer to the guides below.You can also view the videos on our YouTube channel.
For preference entry mode please view Allocate Plus – Student guide to selecting preferences.
For self-allocation mode please view Allocate Plus – Student guide to self-allocation.
We have a range of frequently asked questions and answers to help.
You can also call (03) 9479 3694. Regional students can call 1300 786 535.
Specific subject or class enquiries
Please contact the subject coordinator responsible for the subject you wish to enquire about. Subject coordinators are listed in the subject entry on Subjects. Then search the Staff contact directory for contact details.