Take a look at some of the most frequently asked questions about studying over summer session.
I'm new to UTS, starting in 2019. Can I start early and study over summer?
New to UTS? Welcome!
Unfortunately, the answer to this is no. Summer is only available to existing UTS students - who've commenced their study in 2018 or earlier.
Is summer session compulsory?
Nope. Summer is not compulsory. Many students take advantage of this session to catch-up on a subject (if it's offered), to pick up an area subject to finish a little earlier, or to spread the load across sessions.
We know it's your holidays, so If you need a break over summer, take it. Summer at UTS is completely optional.
Based on student feedback, we’ve developed more opportunities during summer to help you better manage your workloads throughout the session. You might also consider studying during summer to re-take subjects, brush up your study skills or enhance your employability through a variety of workshops.
When is summer session?
Summer session traditionally runs between November - February. Some subjects may only run during a shorter block mode during this period.
Planning for summer early will assist you in preparing for the year ahead. You don’t have to lock anything in just yet, but perhaps consider how studying during summer might benefit you.
How do I enroll in summer session subjects?
Summer session subjects are offered during December to late February.
Here are some steps to guide enrolment:
- See what subjects are on offer over summer in the online subject feed. You can filter by your course area, or even explore elective subjects that are open to all students. Note the subjects listed on this page may change depending on course demand.
- Check the Summer session availabilities in the UTS Timetable Planner and be aware that there are a limited number of places available for courses and enrolment is not guaranteed.
- Refer to the online handbook, and search for the year that you started your course to make sure you're familiar with your course completion requirements.
Some extra points you should be aware of:
- If you wish to enrol in an elective subject offered by another Faculty, apply from 12 November 2018 via an eRequest.
- Cross-Institutional and Non-Award study may not be available during the Summer session. You can read more about taking Summer session subjects as a non-award or cross-institutional student on the UTS Website.
- Students obtain their own e-Invoice by logging into My Student Admin. Select Financial Details and then Invoice. Your e-Invoice will be emailed to your UTS webmail.
- Important: If you decide to withdraw from a Spring session subject, you'll not be able to re-enroll. Please consider this as the Summer session class may already be full.
Can I apply for a subject outside of my normal faculty?
If you wish to enroll in a subject offered by another faculty as an elective, you may apply from 12 November 2018 via an eRequest.
Visit the Enrolment Changes website for further information regarding enrolment into another faculty’s subjects as electives.
What are the key deadlines and dates?
Check out summer session key dates here
For some important information on deadlines and important dates for summer, see quick links to
- re-enrolment dates
- cross-faculty enrolment dates
- census dates
- tuition payment due dates
- teaching periods
- centrally conducted exams dates and timetables
- graduation dates
- UTS principal dates
You should also refer to the UTS principal dates
I’m still confused about enrolling in summer subjects…
Visit the how-to-enroll page via current students.
If you need clarification on subjects relating to your coursework, you can also contact Ask UTS or drop by the UTS Student Centre, located in Building 10 and Building 5.
I’m an international student. Are there restrictions on how many subjects I am allowed to enroll in?
There are generally no restrictions on how many Summer subjects an international student can do.
As long as you undertake 24 cps in Spring and Summer combined, or Summer and Autumn 2018 combined, you should be on track for completing your course in your visa duration.
For more information, contact UTS International