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Getting started at USC

Prepare for your studies

We're excited to help you get started with your studies as you take the next step towards a rewarding future. Make your way through the checklist and explore what's available at USC.

Essential preparations

Apply for a scholarship

1 out of 2 students who applied for undergraduate scholarships in 2021 received financial support. Our scholarships and bursaries celebrate different types of skills and support people from all kinds of backgrounds, giving you the freedom to focus on your study.

Semester 1 2022 scholarship applications are now open and close on 30 November 2021.

Explore USC scholarships

Apply for credit for previous study

If you've studied before or have relevant work experience, you may be eligible for credit towards your degree. To apply, submit an application for credit to USC by 4 February 2022.

Apply for credit

Get ready to enrol in your courses and classes

Find out where to begin enrolling in your courses (hint check out your Study Sequence on your Program information webpage) and classes so you can plan your study and ensure you graduate on time.

Manage your enrolment

Complete compulsory modules

Once you have enrolled in your courses, there are compulsory modules you need to complete before you start your studies. Complete your modules early so that you can apply these values throughout your learning experience.

Complete modules

Get started checklist

Connect to IT

Set up your student email, download Microsoft Office 365, and get familiar with our IT systems.

IT Services

Find out how to use Zoom for learning so you know what to do in your online sessions.


Your Orientation resources and sessions will be available through Blackboard - learn how to navigate the system. Use your USC username and password to login to Mediasite to watch the video.

Blackboard Learn

Understand your student fees and HELP loans

Understand what uni will cost, your financial obligations, how to pay your fees.


Organise your Student ID card

Say cheese! Request your Student ID card so you have access to parts of the University and start reaping the student benefits!

Student ID

Save the date for Orientation!

Orientation is packed with events, workshops and information sessions that will help you get ready for your studies and know where to go and what to do. Semester 1 2022 Orientation takes place on 21-25 February.


Save important academic dates

Check the Academic Calendar and save important dates such as Orientation, enrolment, grade release, and Census date.

Academic calendar

Keep up-to-date with #LifeatUSC

Follow your campus Facebook group to find out the latest news and events, student achievements, and essential information. Best of all, you can ask questions and help your fellow students who may need advice.

Social Media

Get to know your campus

Get familiar with your campus now so you'll feel like a local when classes start. Take a virtual tour, find out about facilities, and more.

USC Locations

There are plenty of ways to get to your campus! Find out everything you need to know about transport to and between campuses.


Check out the Library

Whether you're studying on campus or online, read about the library resources and support that's available throughout your studies.


Keep exploring

Check out the student resources, support and events that enhance your USC experience.