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Can I enrol early for a module?

Enrolment opens well in advance of module start dates. To find out when enrolment opens for the module you are interested in, check the module description on our Study at the OU website or via StudentHome. You cannot enrol before enrolment opens.


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Can I extend the date by which I must return my registration agreement?

When you reserve a place you will receive an email or letter telling you the latest date for completing enrolment.

If you are going to have difficulty in completing enrolment by the given date, for example if you need to wait for your employer to complete a sponsorship agreement, please contact us so that we can advise you of your options.

Some courses or modules have limited places and if you do not complete enrolment in time the reservation may lapse and you will not be able to register.

Remember you can enrol for most OU study online or by phone.

Please telephone us on 0845 300 60 90 to enrol by phone.


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When can I enrol on a module?

Check the module descriptions on our Study at the OU website to see when enrolment opens for the module you are interested in. If you have an Open University Computer Username (OUCU) you can access this information via StudentHome.

The individual module descriptions will show when enrolment for each module closes.

If you think you'll be applying for a Disabled Students' Allowance or additional support we recommend you register at least six months before the module start date so that the necessary support can be in place before you start your studies.


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When can I register for a module?

Check the module descriptions on our Study at the OU website to see when registration opens for the module you are interested in. If you have an Open University Computer Username (OUCU) you can access this information via StudentHome.

Our Study at the OU website will show when registration for each module closes. If you are registering on or just before the registration close date, it is recommended that you register by telephone or online using a credit or debit card, to secure your place.

If you think you'll be applying for a Disabled Students' Allowance or additional support we recommend you register at least six months before the module start date so that the necessary support can be in place before you start your studies.


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What is the final date I can enrol for my module?

Check the individual module description on the Study at the OU website or via StudentHome to find out when enrolment closes.


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Why do you have final registration dates before module start dates?

Whether you want to study a module on its own, or as part of a qualification, we need to close registration before the module actually starts. This is because we need to allocate you to a tutor, send your study materials and tell you about events such as tutorials. You might also be asked to complete preparatory work before your study begins (for more information, look at the module descriptions on the Study at the OU website).


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