Late enrolment

Learn about your options if you miss the deadline to enrol.

If you fail to enrol or take an approved leave of absence by the end of the enrolment period, you will lose your place in your program.

If you still wish to continue your studies at RMIT then you must apply for late enrolment. 

How to apply for late enrolment

  1. Download and complete the Application for late enrolment form (PDF). Your application must address why you failed to enrol or take an approved leave of absence by the close of the enrolment period and present a case as to why you should be offered a place in your program. Please ensure you include your student number and contact details in your application.
  2. Submit it to Student Connect via the online portal.

The Application for late enrolment form is for continuing higher education students who have failed to enrol by the enrolment deadline. If you receive permission to enrol late, you will incur a late enrolment fee and will need to follow the late enrolment process (see other tabs).

Permission to enrol or take leave of absence will be granted at the University's discretion and is subject to the availability of places in your program.

Outcome of late enrolment applications

If you apply for late enrolment, you will be advised of the outcome within 10 working days. The notification will be by phone or by an email sent to your RMIT student email account.

How to enrol if your application is successful

If your application is successful and your place in the program is reinstated, an email will be sent to your RMIT student email account advising that you can now enrol and that the late enrolment fee has been charged to your student account.

You should complete your enrolment as initially advised in your enrolment notification. If you were scheduled to enrol online you can do so until the last day to add classes - this is listed in your important dates.

Adding classes after the ‘last day to add’

If your approval to enrol is received after the ‘last date to add’, follow these steps to add classes

If your application for late enrolment is approved you must complete your enrolment your census date. You will not be permitted to enrol after this point.

Please note that late enrolment into a course or program is not grounds for special consideration.

Where an RMIT school accepts your late enrolment into a course/program, the school is to make arrangements for you to catch up on any missed work. Please contact your course/program coordinator for assistance, if needed.

Late enrolment fee

If your application for late enrolment is approved, a late enrolment fee will be automatically applied to your account.

Appeals against the late enrolment fee

Appeals will only be considered in exceptional circumstances and in the relevant academic year.

You must submit your own appeal. Submissions from anyone else will not be considered. RMIT staff may support your appeal by supplying you with relevant evidence, documentation or a letter of support.

Please note that the following are not considered to be exceptional circumstances:

  • Incorrectly reading your enrolment notification.
  • Outstanding debts to the University.
  • Failure to allow sufficient time for payments to clear prior to enrolment deadlines.

Appeals should include the following:

  • Specific details of the exceptional circumstances.
  • Supporting evidence.

The fee will only be removed if the University deems that the circumstances were serious, beyond your control and directly affected your ability to enrol by the end of the scheduled enrolment period.

How to submit an appeal

Appeals against the late fee should be submitted to Please send your email from your RMIT student email account.

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