It’s nearly census date – have you checked your enrolment?
Census date is the last day you can withdraw from a unit, intermit or discontinue your course for the current study period, without a reference on your academic record or being liable for the full amount of your fees. If you intend to change your enrolment in these ways, you should do so before census date.
Check to make sure your enrolment is as you want it in StudentConnect before census date, and contact Student Central for advice.
Here’s everything you need to know about census date.
When is census date?
Each study period has its own census date. It’s a good idea to put the census date for your study period in your diary.
Here are the dates that apply to most students:
- Trimester 2, 2020: census date is Saturday 15 August.
- Semester 2, 2020: census date is Monday 31 August.
You can find census dates for all study periods on the important dates and census webpage. See information on the census dates for:
Will I be liable for fees?
If you withdraw after the census date, you’ll be fully liable for your fees. This means the cost of the unit/s for that study period will be added to your HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP debt (if applicable for domestic students), or you will owe all the fees to Deakin if you have a full fee-paying place (domestic or international). You may also be liable for other fees, such as the Student Services and Amenities Fee.
But, if you withdraw before census date and:
- You have a Commonwealth-supported place or a domestic full fee-paying place – you won’t have to pay for the unit. For more information, check the Withdrawal dates and refund amounts for domestic students webpage.
- You have an international fee-paying place – you will get a partial refund of your fees once you withdraw. For more information, check the Withdrawal and refund dates for international students in their first study period or Withdrawal and refund dates for current international students.
Will the unit appear on my academic transcript?
If you withdraw before census date, the unit won’t appear on your academic transcript. If you withdraw from a unit after census date, or just stop actively studying it without further action, the unit will appear on your academic transcript. Depending on when you do withdraw after census, the possible academic outcomes are ‘Withdrawn late’, ‘Withdrawn fail’ or ‘Fail’. So if you’re thinking you need to withdraw from a unit, do it before the census date.
What if I think I need to withdraw from a unit or course?
If you’re experiencing difficulties, or you think you may not be able to continue studying and need to withdraw from a unit, intermit or discontinue your course, it’s best to speak to Student Central first for advice. They may be able to give you some options or help manage your study load to allow you to continue your studies.
If you’re an international student, remember that your visa may be affected if you withdraw from units. Speak to an International Student Adviser before you do anything.
If, after seeking advice, you still need to withdraw from a unit, intermit or discontinue, you can find out how on the Change your enrolment details or Intermit or discontinue webpages.
What if I have more questions?
If you need more advice about how census date will affect you, speak to us at Student Central.