The census date is the deadline by which your enrolment and fees must be finalised for each semester. It is the last day that you can withdraw from a course(s) without incurring academic or financial liability.
If you drop a course (class) from your enrolment on or before the semester census date the course will be completely removed from your record, you will not be charged student contribution/tuition fees or have a grade applied.
If you drop a course (class) from your enrolment after the semester census date the course will remain on your record with a 'withdraw' grade and student contribution/tuition fees will be charged.
There is a census date for each course (class) in which you enrol. Below is a summary of census dates for higher education students.
For further details on census dates and a full list of important semester dates please refer to the important dates page.
|2020 Census date summary (Higher education students)|
|Late Summer 2020||2002||20 January 2020|
|Semester 1, 2020||2005||30 April 2020|
|PP Semester 1, 2020||2007||17 April 2020|
|Winter 2020||2015||15 July 2020|
|PP Semester 2, 2020||2017||21 August 2020|
|Semester 2, 2020||2020||31 August 2020|
|Spring 2020||2025||15 October 2020|
|Summer 2020||2027||18 December 2020|
For domestic students who have government support, the census date is also the:
- last day you can make up-front fee payment to the University for the applicable semester;
- last day you can apply for a HELP loan for the applicable semester; and
- day you become liable for HELP debts for the applicable semester.
Whether you choose to pay your fees upfront, apply for a HELP loan, or a combination of both, you are required to finalise all of these arrangements by census date.