Unit withdrawal process and implications

Unit withdrawal may affect your academic transcript and fees depending on the date of withdrawal.

Make sure you're aware of the census and last withdrawal dates for each study period.

Withdrawing prior to or on the Census Date

You can withdraw from an enrolled unit in eStudent.

If you withdraw from a unit prior to or on the Census Date, you will be regarded as 'Early Withdrawn'. You will not receive any academic penalty or financial liability and no mark will be recorded against the unit on your official academic transcript.

If you’re getting a student payment from Centrelink, you also need to notify them within 14 days of any changes. Report your change of circumstances to avoid getting an overpayment.

Withdrawing after the Census Date and prior to or on the Last Withdrawal Date

You can withdraw from an enrolled unit in eStudent.

If you withdraw from a unit after the Census Date but prior to or on the Last Withdrawal Date, you will be regarded as 'Withdrawn' (W). No academic penalty is associated with a withdrawn status and this will not be included in the calculation of your Weighted Average Mark (WAM).

You will remain financially liable for the unit.

Withdrawing after the Last Withdrawal Date

You are unable to withdraw after the Last Withdrawal Date. Your final result for the unit will be available on the result publication date.

Important information for cohorts

The cohorts listed below should note the following:

Higher Degree Research students

For more information on how to withdraw from units, visit the the changes to candidature page or contact the HDR Office.

International students

As a student visa holder, you are required to complete your course within the time frame reflected on your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE). If you experience academic difficulties or situations which are considered to be compassionate or compelling, you may be eligible to reduce your study load.

International sponsored students

There may have special conditions or restrictions on withdrawing from units. Contact Student Wellbeing to seek advice prior to making any changes to your study plan.

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