We’ve created the ultimate to-do list to make sure you have everything you need to launch into this new session of study!
Have you checked your enrolment for next session? Be sure to add your subjects by census date to lock in your classes and avoid extra costs.
Find your course requirements in your handbook and talk to your Course Director if you have questions about your enrolment, study load or subjects. You can also use the Graduation Planning System (GPS) to map your subject enrolment pattern.
If you don’t want to study this session, consider your options such as deferring or taking a leave of absence.
2. Organise fees
Have you planned how you will pay your study fees? You may choose to pay your course fees upfront or defer the payment via HECS. If you’d like to defer via HECS, make sure you fill in your eCAF form before the census date.
Track important dates in a calendar, such as paydays, fee due dates and census dates to manage your spending. Creating a payment plan now will ensure a smooth run to graduation, so you can focus more on studying.
3. Build your timetable
Plan your study schedule and lift your time management game! Save key dates in an organised diary and include sufficient time for assignments and exam prep.
If you’re studying on-campus, check your class timetable with MyTimetable.
If you’re studying online, check your Residential School requirements and plan your travel.
4. Textbooks and equipment
Check your textbooks and equipment list in your Subject Outline, available two weeks before session starts.
You have plenty of options to get your hands on the prescribed texts before classes begin – buy them new or second-hand, or borrow from the library.
5. Workplace learning
Do you have workplace learning requirements in the upcoming session? Practical components are a major part of most courses and you can find all the information you need in your course handbook.
Check placement dates, expectations and costs to plan ahead. You may also need to organise accommodation and uniforms.
6. Scholarships and grants
To help cover the cost of fees, textbooks or work placement, now’s also the time to apply for scholarships.
Use the online search tool to find out which scholarships and grants you may be eligible for. Be sure to apply before before closing dates!
7. Get involved
Play a sport, join a club or talk to your Student Representative Committee. If you’re someone who’d like to make a positive difference, get involved and have your say.
8. Connect online
Join the Charles Sturt Social Facebook group and other study groups for your course.
9. Brush up on your study skills and attend a workshop
Get ready to hit the books by brushing up on your study skills by attending one of our workshops. Improve your numeracy and literacy skills, or join our careers team to get career-ready!
10. Final checkpoints
Jump into your Student Portal and work through your checkpoints to see what else you need to do before session starts