Higher Education census dates

Census dates explained

The census date is the deadline by which you must take certain actions, such as drop a course or cancel your program without financial penalty. The census date applies to each course you are enrolled in.

Do not ignore your census date or it will cost you financially.

Note: Census dates cannot be extended.

Semester

Census dates 2013

Summer Semester*

28 February

Semester 1

31 March

Reminder:
If you need to take action at the Hub before the March census date you must do so by 5 pm on Thursday 28 March as the Hub will not be open on the Easter weekend.

Semester 2

31 August

Spring Semester*

20 December

* Check with your RMIT school to confirm the census dates for Summer and Spring courses. The census dates may vary depending on your commencement date.

Semester

Census dates 2014

Summer Semester*

28 February

Semester 1

31 March

Semester 2

31 August

Reminder:
If you need to take action at the Hub before the August census date you must do so by 5 pm on Friday 29 August as the Hub will not be open on the weekend.

Spring Semester*

18 December

* Check with your RMIT school to confirm the census dates for Summer and Spring courses. The census dates may vary depending on your commencement date.

What you must do by the census date

The tables below show what action you must take, how you can do it, and the penalties that apply if you fail to complete that action by the relevant census date.

In person at the Hub on your campus

Action

When by

Penalty if you fail to complete this action by the census date

Drop a course in person.

Complete and submit an Enrolment variation form (PDF 59kb 2p)

5 pm on the relevant course census date*

You will have to pay for any study you are enrolled in even if you are no longer attending classes.

Apply for credit transfer/recognition of prior learning (RPL).

Learn how to apply

5 pm on the relevant course census date*

You will have to pay for any study you are enrolled in even if you are no longer attending classes.

Cancel your enrolment (drop all courses in your program).

Complete and submit a Cancellation of enrolment (PDF49kb 2p).

5 pm on the relevant course census date*

You will have to pay for any study you are enrolled in even if you are no longer attending classes.**

Take approved leave of absence from your program.

Complete and submit an Application for leave of absence (PDF 141kb 3p).

5 pm on the relevant course census date*

You will have to pay for any study you are enrolled in even if you are no longer attending classes.

Provide your Tax File Number to defer (if eligible) your student contribution, or pay your student contribution up-front in order to obtain a 10% discount if you are enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place.

Learn more.

5 pm on the relevant course census date*

Your enrolment will be cancelled for the semester due to HESA non-compliance.

Make a full up-front payment of your student contribution in person if you are not eligible to defer your fees i.e. Permanent resident or New Zealand Citizen.

5 pm on the relevant course census date.*

Your enrolment will be cancelled for the semester due to HESA non-compliance.

Submit a HELP loan application form in person to defer your:

  • tuition fees to FEE-HELP (if eligible)
  • SSAF to SA-HELP (if eligible).

Learn how to apply.

5 pm on the relevant course census date*

You will be required to pay your tuition fees up-front and in full without access to FEE-HELP and pay your SSAF up-front without access to SA-HELP.

* If the census date falls on a weekend or public holiday and you need to complete the action in person, the deadline to do so is 5 pm on the last business day before the census date.

** If you are a commencing international student and have enrolled in the first semester of a program, financial penalties may apply for cancelling your enrolment before or after the census date. Refer to the RMIT refund policy.

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Online using Enrolment Online via myRMIT

Access Enrolment Online by logging in to my RMIT.

Action

When by

Penalty if you fail to complete this action by the census date

Drop a course online.
Note: you cannot use Enrolment Online to drop your last course.

11.59 pm on the relevant course census date

You will have to pay for any study you are enrolled in even if you are no longer attending classes.

Provide your Tax File Number to defer (if eligible) your student contribution, or pay your student contribution up-front in order to obtain a 10% discount if you are enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place.

Learn more.

5 pm on the relevant course census date*

Your enrolment will be cancelled for the semester due to HESA non-compliance.

Make a full up-front payment of your student contribution online if you are not eligible to defer your fees i.e. Permanent Resident or New Zealand Citizen.

11.59 pm on the relevant course census date

Your enrolment will be cancelled for the semester due to HESA non-compliance.

Submit a HELP loan application form in person to defer your:

  • tuition fees to FEE-HELP (if eligible)
  • SSAF to SA-HELP (if eligible).

Learn how to apply.

11.59 pm on the relevant course census date

You will be required to pay your tuition fees up-front and in full without access to FEE-HELP and pay your SSAF up-front without access to SA-HELP.

* If the census date falls on a weekend or public holiday and you need to complete the action in person, the deadline to do so is 5 pm on the last business day before the census date.

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More information

For more information visit the Hub on your campus or call +61 3 9925 8980 during business hours.

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