STAR

STAR (Student Timetable Allocation and Registration) is a personalised timetabling system that allows students in campus based units to register online for classes and seminars etc.

Prior to the commencement of each teaching period all students enrolled in campus based units must log in to STAR to register their preferences for activities.

Provisional timetable

A provisional timetable is now available online to help students plan. Students will still need to enter their preferences when STAR opens in preference entry mode.

Please note, the provisional timetable is subject to change.

STAR dates

Trimester 3 2019

Activity or modeDate
Provisional timetable available
The provisional timetable* is available to help students plan.

Monday 23 September

Opens - preference entry mode
Students enter preferences for scheduled classes.
Monday 21 October 10am
Closes - preference sort
Closes to sort preferences and allocate students.
Wednesday 30 October 10am
Re-opens - allocation adjustment mode
Students can view personalised timetable and make adjustments instantaneously.
Thursday 31 October 10am
Trimester begins Monday 11 November
Last day to add campus based units Sunday 24 November
Closes for final sort
A final sort will be run to assign any unallocated students to remaining available timeslots.
Monday 25 November 10am
Re-opens - read only mode Monday 25 November 5pm

*The provisional timetable is subject to change.

Trimester 1 2020

Activity or modeDate
Provisional timetable available
The provisional timetable* is available to help students plan.
Monday 13 January
Opens - preference entry mode
Students enter preferences for scheduled classes.
Monday 10 February 10am
Closes - preference sort
Closes to sort preferences and allocate students.
Wednesday 19 February 10am
Re-opens - allocation adjustment mode
Students can view personalised timetable and make adjustments instantaneously.
Thursday 20 February 10am
Trimester begins Monday 9 March
Last day to add campus based units Sunday 22 March
Closes for final sort
A final sort will be run to assign any unallocated students to remaining available timeslots.
Monday 23 March 10am
Re-opens - read only mode Monday 23 March 4pm

Trimester 2 2020

Activity or modeDate
Provisional timetable available
The provisional timetable* is available to help students plan.
Monday 25 May
Opens - preference entry mode
Students enter preferences for scheduled classes.
Monday 22 June 10am
Closes - preference sort
Closes to sort preferences and allocate students.
Wednesday 1 July 10am
Re-opens - allocation adjustment mode
Students can view personalised timetable and make adjustments instantaneously.
Thursday 2 July 10am
Trimester begins Monday 13 July
Last day to add campus based units Sunday 26 July
Closes for final sort
A final sort will be run to assign any unallocated students to remaining available timeslots.
Monday 27 July 10am
Re-opens - read only mode Monday 27 July 4pm

Trimester 3 2020

Activity or modeDate
Provisional timetable available
The provisional timetable* is available to help students plan.
Monday 28 September
Opens - preference entry mode
Students enter preferences for scheduled classes.
Monday 26 October 10am
Closes - preference sort
Closes to sort preferences and allocate students.
Wednesday 2 November 10am
Re-opens - allocation adjustment mode
Students can view personalised timetable and make adjustments instantaneously.
Thursday 3 November 10am
Trimester beginsMonday 9 November
Last day to add campus based unitsSunday 22 November
Closes for final sort
A final sort will be run to assign any unallocated students to remaining available timeslots.
Monday 23 November 10am
Re-opens - read only modeMonday 23 November 5pm

STAR process

1

STAR opens in Preference Entry mode

This is your opportunity to enter your activity preferences in STAR.

As long as you do it before preference entry closes, you will have equal chance of getting the class you want.

More info

2

STAR closes for a day to sort allocations

When preference entry mode closes, STAR will sort all allocations.

3

STAR opens in Allocation Adjustment mode

In Allocation Adjustment mode, your timetable becomes available.

If there are available spaces in a class you prefer, you can adjust your allocations.

More info

STAR's new features from Trimester 1 2019

Swaps

STAR now has a new 'swaps' feature during the allocation adjustment mode, where you can request to swap to an activity which is currently full. If a place becomes available, you'll receive an email to advise that your swap has been successful.

This 'swaps' feature won't swap you into an activity if it will clash, unless that activity is 'clashable' (see next new feature below!).

Clashable activities

The other new feature being introduced for some units is 'clashable activities'. If you see a broken line around one of your activities in your timetable, this means the activity is clashable because it is also available online as a recording.

iCal feature

To get your timetable on your iPhone, Google Calendar, MS Outlook etc. you will now need to subscribe. This will ensure the timetable on your device is always in sync with any changes in STAR.

Frequently asked questions

Is there a provisional timetable?

Deakin publishes the academic timetable approximately 4 weeks before STAR opens for each study period. This timetable is subject to change as students are still enrolling in units and staff and room availability may change in response to this. It may be useful to refer to this timetable to begin planning, but it is only through STAR that you can allocate yourself to a class and receive a timetable. Learn more at class timetables.

I'm a Cloud Campus student doing all cloud online units. Do I need to use STAR?

No - if you are studying cloud (online) unit/s you don't need to register for classes or seminars on STAR. (All your scheduled events can be found on your online unit study site in DeakinSync).

Please note: For Trimester 3, some cloud units are part of a STAR timetable trial. If you are enrolled in one of these units, you will have received an email about the trial and what it means for you.

I'm a Cloud Campus student doing one or more units on a physical campus. Do I need to use STAR?

Yes - for any units you are studying 'on a physical campus' you should register your class choices on STAR.

Please note: For Trimester 3, some cloud units are part of a STAR timetable trial. If you are enrolled in one of these units, you will have received an email about the trial and what it means for you.

What happens if I vary my enrolment?

If you enrol in additional units while Preference Entry mode is open, you will need to login to STAR again and enter preferences for your newly enrolled units. If you enrol in additional units during Allocation Adjustment mode you will need to login to STAR and register based on remaining available timeslots.

Changes to enrolment can take up to 1 hour to appear in STAR.

What happens if I transfer my course?

If you perform a course transfer and the units you are transferring to are identical to your original units of study you will not need to register again for your activities. If you have new units you will need to login to STAR and register for your activities.

When does STAR allocate my activities

STAR closes to sort preferences and allocates your activities when Preference Entry mode has closed (refer to the dates above).

What happens if I don't register online for my classes?

At the close of Allocation Adjustment mode a forced sort will be run to assign any unallocated students to remaining available time slots.

Further Help?

For further help please contact Student Central.

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