Now That You've Been Accepted

If you’re accepting your offer, you’re in the right place! Want to accept your offer but start later? You can always defer your offer.

To accept your offer we need you to be enrolled in one or more of the classes you will undertake in your initial semester at Eastern College Australia. If you do not intend to accept the offer of a place in this course and would like to withdraw your application, please complete the online withdrawal form

Let's get started - click on the links if you need more information

  1. Find your student number
  2. Get to know the language used at Eastern College Australia
  3. Decide what units you will enrol in.
  4. Enrol in one or more units using the enrolment form 
  5. Complete the new student's checklist

Finding your Student Number

Your student number can be found on the email that told you to click on a link and come to this page.

The email looks like:

The Language Used at Eastern College Australia

Get to know the language used in the offer and enrolment process.

Term
Meaning
Course A course is what you undertake to receive a qualification awarded by the College for successful work at undergraduate (bachelor degree) or postgraduate (higher degree e.g. Masters) level.
Course Information

The course entries on the courses page (https://www.eastern.edu.au/study/courses) list your course requirements.

The course checks (https://www.eastern.edu.au/students/course-check) contain the same information in a different form.

Credit Point Each unit is worth a specific number of credit points, normally 6 or 12. This indicates the amount of work required in the unit. A 6 credit point unit reflects an average of 10 hours per week, a 12 credit point unit reflects an average of 20 hours per week. Where a unit runs over a whole year and is 12 credit points then this reflects an average of 10 hours per week.
Unit

A unit is a subject studied within a course. An undergraduate unit is usually 6 credit points, Each unit has a code and a name.

Field Descriptions can be found at this page

Course Level Meaning
5 Diploma
6 Associate Degree
7 Bachelor
8 Post Graduate
9 Master
Education Level Meaning
3 Undergraduate
4 Post Graduate
5 Master

Upon the successful completion of this unit, you will have the knowledge to attempt higher level units. For example, TH604.306 Faith, Reason and Justice.

Core A core unit or core set of units are the unit(s) that you must complete. 
Elective A elective unit or elective set of units are units that you may choose. If you choose certain elective sets of units they may have units in them you must complete.
Pre-requisite A unit or requirement you must have completed before being allowed to enrol in a unit
Co-requisite A unit or requirement you must have completed before or at the same time as being allowed to enrol in a unit
Semester and Summer School

The Eastern College Australia academic year has three periods:

  • Semester 1: First half of the year

February-June

  • Semester 2: Second Half of the Year

July-November

  • Summer School: An optional period over summer for those wanting to fast track their studies

November-January

Full-time or Part-time Study

You may complete your course either full-time or part-time

  • Full-time

36 or more credit points per year OR
3 or 4 undergraduate units per semester

  • Part-time

Less than 36 credit points per year OR
1 or 2 undergraduate units per semester

New to Higher Education?

If you are not familiar with university language or are the first person in your immediate family to go to university you may want to look at http://firsttouni.com.au/ as it has lots of helpful advice about what to expect, what university lingo is and how to survive. 

Another website with similar information as well as success stories is http://www.firstinfamily.com.au.

Decide What Units to Enrol In

To finalise being accepted to the College you must enrol in one or more units.

You have two choices to help you decide which units to enrol into:

  • you may speak to a course advisor, OR
  • choose units yourself.

Details of both options can be found at Choose Units to Enrol in. At your new student interview, you may have discussed what units you would study. this is the same as speaking to a course advisor.

Enrolment Form

The enrolment form can be found at https://www.eastern.edu.au/students/enrolment which may have the option to enrol for the year before you are starting. Please make sure you enrol in the correct year.

The New Student's Checklist

The following list is for you to make sure you have completed all that you need to do to start your first semester well. 

The New Student's Checklist makes sure you understand the rules about paying for your studies, how you obtain textbooks for your classes and what you will need to do to access the learning resources at Eastern College Australia.

The list is:

  1. Orientation

  2. Support

    1. Read the overview of support systems for the College
    2. Make sure you know the College support systems are:
      1. The chaplain
      2. Your Course Advisor who is listed on your acceptance letter
    3. Be aware you can request extensions using this form
    4. If you are having medical issues or other problems that affect your studies talk to your Course Advisor who will refer you as necessary
  3. Administration and Finances

    1. Make sure you have sent in the following:
      1. If you are using FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP for your fee payment you have sent in the FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP form (this may be electronic)
      2. A picture of yourself to admissions@eastern.edu.au
    2. Check your personal details by logging on to the Eastern College Australia website and clicking on your student id - more details
    3. Be aware there are penalties for late enrolments or applying late for graduation
    4. Be aware there are no tuition fees charged if you withdraw before the census date
    5. If you are using FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP to pay your fees you may pay money upfront to reduce the loan but you must tell us you are using FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP when you enrol
    6. Student cards are issued by Reception after you have commenced your studies at Eastern College Australia. In 2017 you will still need to collect a sticker each semester to show you are a current student.
    7. The important dates page is at https://www.eastern.edu.au/admissions/dates.
  4. Textbooks

    1. The textbook list for the College can be found on the Resource Centre website - it is usually on this page
    2. You can order your textbooks from the resource centre or online from other providers
  5. Previous Studies?

    1. If you have completed previous studies and would like to apply for Transfer of Credit or Recognition of Prior Learning please complete the application form found here. You may complete multiple forms if you need to.
  6. Learning

    1. You have watched our Introduction to Moodle (it's less than 5 minutes long)
    2. You have successfully logged onto https://lol.eastern.edu.au (Moodle) 
    3. You are aware we release your Unit Guides in the week before your classes commence
    4. You have looked at the unit guide for each of your unit(s)
      1. You have noted when the first meeting of class is for each unit
      2. You have noted when the assessments are due
    5. You have commenced Online Academic Writing