Re-enrol for 2021

Re-enrolment for 2022 will open in September 2021.

Read through the steps below to find out how to re-enrol and for more information see the frequently asked questions page.

Steps to re-enrol

Step 1 - Plan your re-enrolment

Identify the units that you wish to study in 2021 for your course.

Step 2 - Enrol in your units through StudentConnect

  • Go to StudentConnect, choose the 2021 academic year. Make sure you work through all the steps.
  • Make sure that you enrol in ALL the units you need for 2021 in both study periods (Trimester 1/Semester 1 and Trimester 2/Semester 2).
  • If your course requires a major, minor or specialisation, you should take the time to add this during your re-enrolment steps. If you aren't sure, it's a great idea to talk to a Student Adviser who can help you work this out. Remember that adding a major, minor or specialisation just tells us what you plan this to be. It doesn't select the units for you in StudentConnect.
  • If you are not planning to study in one of these compulsory Trimester/Semesters you will need to apply for a period of intermission.
  • Once you have successfully enrolled you will get the confirmation number on screen and the message 'Units successfully saved'.

Step 3 – After you re-enrol

You can make changes to your enrolment via StudentConnect at anytime up to the start of Trimester/Semester 1 2020. Please review our what to do next for more tips.

What to do next

Set up your timetable

In February 2021, if you are enrolled in campus based units, you can set up your timetable for Classes and Seminars for Trimester 1 2021 through STAR on StudentConnect.

Census date

Each study period has a Census Date which is listed in the ‘Dates and deadlines’ for your study period in the 2021 Handbook. The census date is important as it is the last date to finalise aspects of your enrolment and fee obligations. It’s good to remember what this means for you and your enrolment.

Check the Important dates and census for all study period dates (semesters, residential units etc.), University holidays, inter-trimester breaks, exam periods and result release dates.

Check your enrolment

You can view your enrolled units under the 'View Units' tab in StudentConnect to ensure you have finalised your enrolment.

Check your Deakin Card

Ensure your Deakin Card (Deakin ID Card) is valid. If you have lost your card, report it at or phone 1800 450 503 (free call), or in person at Student Central.

Get ready to pay fees

From Monday 18 January 2021 you can generate an invoice (see the link under the Fees and Payment heading in StudentConnect) and note the due date for your tuition and Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) if applicable. If you haven't paid your fees by the due date, you may lose your place.

Financial support for students

Check the Financial Assistance for students website. You may be eligible for a loan or some short term financial support.

It's also worth checking out whether you are eligible for a scholarship. They are available to both new and returning students for 2020.

Check your exam locations (Cloud Campus units only)

If you are a Cloud Campus student, you need to check that you're allocated to an off-campus exam location early in the study period.

Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN)

Access your Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN) by selecting the Commonwealth Assistance Notice (eCAN) link on StudentConnect. CANs at Deakin University are only available online.
Your CAN contains information about your enrolment such as:

  • student contribution amounts you have been charged for the units you are enrolled in
  • any upfront payments you have made
  • any HELP assistance you have used for the trimester study period.

Check your email

Your username, which you set up when you enrolled, is also your Deakin email address. You should check this email address a few times a week. If you have another email account you prefer to use, you can redirect your Deakin email to another account. More at IT Help.

Start of classes

Trimester 1 2021 starts on Monday 8 March. Check the 2021 Handbook for all study period dates (semesters, residential units etc.), University holidays, inter-trimester breaks, exam periods and result release dates.

Buy books and equipment

You can check the textbook requirements for each unit on the DUSA Bookshops Student Booklist. Your faculty may also have given you a list of items you'll need (e.g. uniforms for nursing, lab coats).

Arrange travel and parking

Travel Concession Card

In January 2021 you'll be able to access your 2021 Travel Concession form through StudentConnect. If you're eligible, the pre-populated form will be sent to your Deakin email address. It must be printed in colour when lodging your application.

For information on where you can lodge your application and how the concession card can be used visit Public Transport Victoria (link opens new window).

Parking permit

See Deakin's parking website for information on short and long term parking permits.

Take note of important dates

Note down any dates and datelines in the 2021 University Handbook relevant for you or your course, including the last day to vary your units, census dates, fee due dates and exam dates for the end of trimester.

If you have questions or need assistance

Do you have a question you need to ask us? We suggest checking our Frequently Asked Questions which we have compiled from students contacting us and hopefully you can find what you are looking for here!

If you were not able to find the answer you were looking for in our FAQs, you can ask a question or submit an enquiry to Student Central. If you would prefer to speak to someone you can reach out to a Student Adviser at Student Central. They can help you with everything from problems using StudentConnect to course and unit advice!

Don’t leave it too late, re-enrol now for 2021.

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