Worried about your start time? Hold on! (UPDATED FOR 2017-18)

Starting from 21 July, first-year students are able to view their start times for course selection. Course selection for first years will take place on 27 July.

Your start time is the earliest available time that you are able to enrol in courses.

If you don’t know your start time, visit ACORN immediately and find out what yours is. Check under “Enrol & Manage” on the left of the ACORN screen. Your best chance for getting courses is to enrol at your assigned start-time.

Now, knowing that some students start at 6:00 a.m. in the morning, you might be worried about your own start time. This information might console you:

  • In the first round of course selection, many first-year courses give priority to students in a specific admission category. So if you’re a Humanities student trying for humanities courses, you’re only competing for spaces with other Humanities students. And if you’re a Life Science student trying for Life Science courses . . . well, you get the idea.
  • Different admission categories start at different times throughout the day on 27 July. And within those admission categories, students’ start times are assigned randomly.
  • It’s possible that the Humanities and the Social Science students will be first onto the system and the Sciences students don’t even start until the afternoon. Or it could be the other way around.

It works well. Really.

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