Posted on Thu 23 Mar 2017 at 10:10 AM by Eleanor Kay
Census date for semester one is 8 days away! This is the date that you should drop courses by. Dropping courses after this date will usually mean that you are liable for the full tuition fees.
If you drop courses after 31 March but before 5 May then as well as incurring the fees you will receive a withdrawal without failure grade (WD) on your transcript.
If you drop courses on 5 May until 31 May then you will be landed with a withdrawal with failure grade (WN) on your transcript.
Don’t know how to drop a course? Until 31 March this can usually be done on ISIS. Instructions can be found here.
Things to consider when dropping courses
- Will a reduced study load affect your Centrelink payment or scholarship?
- Will a reduced study load affect your visa?
- Which course is best to drop considering your program of study and how flexible/inflexible it is?
So if you’re thinking about dropping courses now’s the time to chat to an academic advisor at your college. If you’re thinking of dropping courses due to financial, illness or life factors why not talk to a Student Assistance Officer at ANUSA.
Other key dates for 2017 can be found here .
Dropping courses after the Census date
But what happens if everything goes awry after the census date? Perhaps you had a medical condition occur or become exacerbated after the census date? Maybe a family tragedy occurred after 31 March or your employer gives you an ultimatum of work more hours or no job?
There is a process called Late Withdrawal that can apply to these type of situations. The purpose of lodging a late withdrawal application is to get a withdrawal without failure grade and to get a refund of your fees (or HELP debt). The basis of a Late Withdrawal application is unavoidable and unexpected extenuating circumstances that occurred after the census date.
The full Late Withdrawal Process and forms can be found here.
Further information required?
Need to chat to someone about any of these things? Pop in to see a Student Assistance Officer at ANUSA! No appointment is required. You could also email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (02) 6125 4093.