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New student registration

All new students and returning students must register at the start of each academic year. As a new student this includes activating your student record for the academic year and your email account, getting access to IT and library services, enrolling on modules and confirming your contact details.

Step 1: Complete online pre-arrival before you arrive

  1. Register for your IT account and get your Essex username and password.
  2. Log in and complete pre-arrival (opens 12 noon on Monday 5 September 2016).

To complete pre-arrival, you will need to:

  • review your personal details
  • provide equal opportunities and additional information
  • check and update your home and term-time contact details
  • check your course details
  • upload a photo of yourself
  • sign up to the University’s regulations
  • review and pay your tuition fees (if required to do so)

Step 2: Register in person when you arrive

Documents you must bring to Registration

  • All students:
    • photo ID (eg passport, driving license or national identity card)
    • original certificates of your qualifications (if our Admissions team have asked to see them)
    • documents relating to how you are paying your tuition fees (if you're self-funded, you will need to pay at least one term's tuition fees before you can register)

  • Additional documents for non-EEA international students: (read more about visa checks at registration)
    • passport
    • visa/BRP (if your BRP is ready before Registration, you should collect your BRP first and bring it with you)
    • a copy of your CAS statement

Where and when to register

Late registration

If you're starting your course in Autumn Term 2016 and, due to circumstances beyond your control, can't arrive to register at your allotted time, you can register at Late Registration. This option is only available as an emergency measure. If you haven't registered by the end of Welcome Week, you'll be contacted by email with details of the late registration process.

Contact us

For more information or additional advice and guidance, contact our registration team.