When changing your enrolment, to avoid financial liability and academic penalty, changes must be completed by the census date of the related teaching period.
- Subject activities
- Study plan
- Cross faculty electives
- Leave of absence
- Internal course transfer
- Concurrent study
- Course withdrawal
- International students application to reduce study load
Changes after census date
If, after the census date, you find:
- your subject(s) enrolment is not correct, or
- you wish or need to discontinue your study (either completely, or for a semester or two).
Contact your UTS Student Centre.
Subject withdrawal after census date
If you need to withdraw from a subject/subjects after the census date you have two options:
Submit your request together with a personal statement outlining your situation via eRequest. You will be required to supply independent documentation to support your claims.
Once you have withdrawn from the subject(s), if you believe special circumstances apply, you may apply for No Financial penalty and No Academic penalty by submitting an ‘Application for Remission of HELP Debt or Refund of Upfront Payment AND Application for No Academic Penalty – Due to Special Circumstances’.
For your application to be successful you must prove that special circumstances existed that are generally considered to be unusual or uncommon, and were not able to be foreseen prior to the census date.
You must also be able to demonstrate that the special circumstances that apply were:
- beyond your control; and
- did not occur or make their full impact on you until on or after the Census date; and
- made it impracticable for you to successfully complete the requirements for the subject(s).
Please view the fees refunds page to see if you meet the relevant criteria.
If these special circumstances do not apply to you, but you still believe you have a genuine case where your ability to continue studying was affected by circumstances beyond your control, you may apply for withdrawal with no academic penalty ONLY. Submit your request together with a personal statement outlining your situation via e-Request. You will still be required to supply independent documentation to support your claims.