Are there prerequisites for enrolling?
Most classes and groups have no prerequisites, though some active classes may suggest an appropriate fitness level. Language courses (other than beginner) do have prerequisites–see Languages below.,
Why are there limits on the number of classes I can do?
Class Sizes: All classes have a limit on the number of participants, determined either by the size of the venue or the optimum tutor-student ratio.
Enrolment limits: To ensure equitable access to popular subjects, there is a limit to how many classes you may take in those subject areas. The limit applies to languages (see Languages below) and to the following yearlong courses:
Yoga – one class only
Mahjong – one class only
Writing – one class only
Wine Appreciation – one class only
Talking about Secrets – one class only
The New Economy – one class only
Language courses (other than beginner), have prerequisites, to ensure everyone in the class starts at a similar skill level. These are determined by the tutor and stated on the course description. Enrolment is usually provisional pending the tutor’s approval
Languages are split into two groups: Group 1 (core) and Group 2 (conversation and culture). To ensure equitable access to these very popular subjects, you may enrol in only ONE class from Group 1 and ONE class from Group 2.
For full details, refer to the Foreign Languages Policy.
Course Status – what do “TBA” and “Wait list”mean?
“TBA” means the tutor must approve your enrolment, because there are prerequisites (usually for languages).
If the course status is “Wait list”, it means the class is full, but you may enrol on a waiting list. We recommend you do so, because it’s not unusual for class members to drop out during the year, or even before the course commences. When this occurs, the next person on the Waitlist will be contacted and admitted to the class.
While you are waitlisted, you may not attend the class.
Please note that these definitions apply only when enrolling. On your own Course Status page on MyU3A, “TBA” is not used, and “Waitlist” means you are either waitlisted or awaiting tutor approval.
Can I enrol in a course after it has begun?
In most cases, yes, subject to available places and tutor approval. Each ebulletin advertises long course vacancies.
Is there a fee for each course?
No. Once you have paid your membership fees, there are no additional charges to enrol. Some courses may require the purchase of class materials, e.g. a language text book, or a contribution to photocopying costs. If an activity involves attendance at an outside venue which incurs a cost, e.g. a café, theatre or gallery, that will be at your own expense.
How do I take part in Zoom classes?
If your class is to be delivered on Zoom, you will receive a separate email a few days before the first class, containing the Zoom link. To join the session, simply click on the link in the email. You should not need to open your Zoom app.
If you cannot find the email, search for emails from . We recommend you save the email where you can easily find it again, as the same link will be used for every class.
How to Enrol
Through the MyU3A Portal (recommended)
There are instructions on the MyU3A website to help you navigate the process, or you can download them here. If you can’t find or remember your password, click the Forgot Password/ID button on the Member Login page of MyU3A.
- Log in to MyU3A and select the Classes 2022 button.
- Tip: Click on a category, or a day of the week, in the boxes at the top of the page. This will give you a shorter list of courses to choose from.
- Scroll through the list, find the course you want and tick the check box next to Request.
- Take note of the course enrolment status on the far right of the course details: Open, TBA, Wait list.
- Very important: scroll all the way to the bottom of the page and click on the Next button.
- On the next screen, check that the class you have just requested is Listed. If it is not listed then you did not succeed in enrolling. You will need to try again.
Once enrolled, you will receive an automated email confirming your enrolment.
N.B. If you are waitlisted for the class you will not receive an email and you cannot attend the class.
If you haven’t used MyU3A for enrolments before, then our office volunteers will be happy to show you how easy it is.
Through the office (in person or by phone)
You may enrol by visiting or phoning the office, where an office volunteer will assist you. Please check our office hours before attending/calling. If the office is unattended, leave a voicemail and an office volunteer will contact you as soon as possible.
Email enrolment requests can be sent to . Once you are enrolled in a class, an automatic email will be sent to your registered email address. If you do not have an email address then an office volunteer will contact you to tell you which classes you are enrolled in.
Please note that although you are always welcome to enrol in person, by phone or by email, those options all take longer than enrolling yourself directly through the MyU3A Portal. For popular classes, that delay may jeopardize your chances of successful enrolment.