If you need to change your enrolment for any reason you have a few options available to you.
Before you amend your enrolment we recommend you consider your choice carefully.
The guide below will help you find support and understand the impact withdrawing can have on your studies.
If you are experiencing difficulties with your units or study load you can:
- explore study support options
- seek academic counselling from your course/unit coordinator.
Ensure you understand how withdrawing can impact:
Before census date – no penalty
Withdraw after census date – with penalty
You may still withdraw from your units of study after the census date, however you will incur a penalty. This period is known as the final period for withdrawal from units with penalty.
Withdrawal from any units during this period will be recorded on your academic record as “Withdrawn” (WD) and you will still be liable for the relevant student contributions or tuition fees.
After final period for withdraw
After this final withdrawal date, unit withdrawal is not allowed and you will receive a grade based on your performance in the unit, which may be a Fail mark.
Financial benefits and scholarships
If you are in receipt of a financial benefit or scholarship contact the provider to find out how the withdrawal will affect your financial assistance.
First you must withdraw from all your units
- You can apply for leave of absence to hold your place in your course for up to a year. This may give you time to assess your situation.
- If you believe you could continue your studies if you had more support, there are counselling, medical and academic help services available. You can also consult with the Student Wellbeing Advisory Service.
- If you wish to discontinue your studies you must withdraw from all your units and then request course withdrawal by sending an email to Curtin Connect from your Curtin student email account.
Where a course withdrawal request is submitted after the last withdrawal via eStudent it will not be processed until after the official results publication date for the study period.
If your ability to complete your units was affected by circumstances beyond your control you may be eligible to receive special consideration. For more details read the Refund and Remission of Fees page.
If you are a Curtin OUA FEE-HELP student you should visit the OUA website to apply for Special Circumstances.