FAQS

NUPrep Bridging Frequently Asked Questions

If you've got any questions about NUPrep Bridging including which option is right for you, enrolment and what's involved in the courses we've got you covered with these FAQs.

  • All of our NUPrep Bridging options are FREE to complete
  • NUPrep Bridging courses do not count towards completing your enabling or undergraduate program

NUPrep Bridging and Refresher Courses

Available for the following University of Newcastle students:

  • Domestic (Australian) undergraduate
  • Enabling Pathways

You will be able to enrol in NUPrep Bridging and Refresher Courses 1-2 months prior to each NUPrep Term. Check the Key Dates section on the course page for more information.

We recommend taking no more than 1-2 courses per week of the NUPrep Term. It is important to keep on top of your classes and sometimes students find this difficult juggling more than this during one week.

Selecting class times is only required for courses with multiple class options. The timetable is available to view on each course handbook.

Check Step 2 on the How to enrol page for instructions on how to select your classes.

Although we try to minimise the clash between NUPrep classes and Orientation sessions during the week prior to Semester starting, there will unfortunately be some crossover.

You should aim to attend your degree/program Orientation sessions as a priority. Don't worry, you won't miss out - you will be able to catch up on any class recordings you miss through the Canvas course sites.

For NUPrep courses you'll just need access to a working computer, plus whatever writing/note taking implements you like to use. For the best experience with Canvas, please make sure you use the correct browser.

There are no textbooks required for these courses and you won't be required to purchase any software or programs. Your lecturer will give you more information about what is required on your Canvas course site.

Yes, there will be some assessment. The amount and type of assessment varies with each course and each subject. The short tasks are designed to help you master some of the skills and develop an understanding of your learning strengths and weaknesses, before you start your formal study.

The assessment tasks could be, short take home tasks, online quizzes, small tasks completed in the class or a mixture of all of these. Feedback regarding your completion of the assessment tasks can be used as a valuable tool to help with your learning.

Past students comment that feedback from the quizzes and tasks helped them to organise their learning and focused their attention on the things they needed to practise.

The aim of the assessment tasks is to help students become effective independent learners by understanding their learning. The assessment tasks, teach specific strategies for planning, monitoring and evaluating your academic progress.

Each course has a dedicated Canvas site which contains all the relevant information. When you enrol in your NUPrep Bridging and Refresher course you will automatically be added to the Canvas site for that course.

Visit the Getting started page to find out when your course site will be available.

Your participation in the courses either by attending classes, watching class recordings or completing the online modules will be monitored. This is evidence of your engagement with the course material and the assessment tasks. If you do not engage with the course content at all you will not be given an un-graded pass.

There is a Discussions area on the Canvas site for your course. This Discussions area can be used for general introductions and questions. If you wish to contact your lecturer, the contact details are on Canvas. You are welcome to send an email at any time, but just be aware that your lecturer may not respond outside business hours.

  • If you have enrolled in a NUPrep course and no longer wish to complete it, simply drop the course in myHub.
  • If you do this before the Census Date, no record of the course will appear on your academic transcript.
  • If you stay enrolled in the NUPrep course beyond the Census Date and do not complete the course material, the course will appear on your academic transcript with a WW (withdrawn) grade.

To see the Census Date for the next NUPrep term, check the Key Dates section on the course page.

A reminder that there are no fees charged for any NUPrep courses or programs.

Yes, all NUPrep Bridging and Refresher courses with an EPPREP* code that you successfully complete will be recorded on your academic transcript with a grade of U/P (ungraded pass).

  • If you withdraw before the Census Date, no record of the course will appear on your academic transcript.
  • If you stay enrolled in the NUPrep course beyond the Census Date and do not complete the course material, the course will appear on your academic transcript with a WW (withdrawn) grade.

To see the Census Date for the next NUPrep term, check the Key Dates section on the course page.

*Codes that begin with PREP are more of a workshop format and do not have an assessment component. You won't receive a grade, and the courses won't appear on your academic transcript.

No credit is given for NUPrep courses and they do not count towards your undergraduate or enabling pathways Grade Point Average (GPA) or Weighted Average Mark (WAM).

Results will be available in myHub on the Fully Graded Date, you can find them by clicking the Academic Records tile > View my grades. To see the Fully Graded Date for the next NUPrep term, check the Key Dates section on the course page.

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