Late withdrawal at ANU refers to dropping a course after the Census date. Following grades can be acquired if a student is applying for withdrawal after the census date:
- WD- Withdrawn without failure (for a course dropped before the semester deadline to drop without failure). A student might still be liable to pay the tuition fee but the grade will not negatively impact their GPA.
- WN- Withdrawn with failure (for a course dropped after the semester deadline to drop without failure but before final exams). A student is likely to be liable for tuition fee for that course and the grade will be counted as a ‘fail’ in GPA calculation .
- WL- Withdrawn late without failure (for a course failed because of extenuating circumstances and later successful application of late withdrawal). The fail grade will be replaced in the transcript and the the final grade will not be counted in the GPA calculation. This also allows the student to apply for a fee refund.
If you, or anyone you know, has failed a course because of the extenuating circumstances such as victim of a crime/ misadventure, poor health/mental health or others, it is advisable to discuss your situation with the ANUSA student assistance officers who can help you determine if the situation warrants for Late Withdrawal application, explain the procedure and help you draft the application. More details on late withdrawal application are provided on ANU website.