Before timetables are released, you will be able to enter preferences for your timetable through Sydney Timetable, with the exception of 'read-only' units and units with only one class option.
The preferences you enter can’t be guaranteed but will be taken into account when assigning you to classes for your activity types (for example lectures or tutorials). All preferences entered at any point during the preferencing period will be treated equally.
For tips and guidance on how to enter preferences, watch our video.
When you select a class as a preference, a weighting is added to that class. This will increase the chance that you are assigned to this class. It does not matter if you enter your preferences on the first or last day of the preferencing period, you will still have the same chances of being given your highest preferences for classes.
You can change your preferences at any point during the preferencing period.
At the end of the preferencing period, the timetabling system will allocate you to your highest possible preference. It is not possible for all students to get their first preferences. You may not be assigned to your first preference class if it will cause clashes on your timetable, or many students have selected that class as a first preference and there isn’t room for everyone to be placed in the class.
Once this process is complete, the classes for your units of study will turn from pending (orange) to allocated (green) status and you will be able to see the allocated classes on your personal timetable.
Learn how to enter preferences in Sydney Timetable in the video below.
Log in to Sydney Timetable and follow the instructions below to enter your preferences. Remember, you can only enter preferences during the preference period.
You need to finalise preferences before the date when preferences close. If you don’t enter your class preferences or have made changes to your units of study, you will need to allocate yourself to available classes when timetables are available and you can review and make adjustments. This may mean your preferred classes are no longer available. Find out how to allocate yourself to available classes.
If you miss the preferencing deadline, we’ll allocate you into classes.
You won’t have the option to enter preferences for a unit that is listed as read-only.
If you didn’t get your preferred class and the class is full, you may be able to request a class swap...
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