Change your enrolment

After you enrol,  you can continue to add or drop classes until the last day to add and last day to drop - you'll find these in your important dates

On a student visa? If you're an international student, make sure any enrolment changes aren't in breach of your general student visa conditions.

Log in to Enrolment Online and select Add or Drop next to the relevant classes. 


See your important dates for details of the last day to add/drop classes without financial or academic penalty.

If you choose to drop a class after the relevant census date, you’ll remain liable for all fees.

In special circumstances, you may request permission to add classes after the deadline. Examples of special circumstances are: 

  • you’ve been attending classes but haven’t finalised your enrolment or have enrolled incorrectly
  • you’re a commencing international student and you arrive after the deadline
  • you received a program offer immediately before or after the last day to add

To request permission:

If your application is approved, you’ll be notified by email and your enrolment will be updated. You’ll be issued with an updated Statement of Enrolment and tax invoice.

If your application is denied, you’ll be advised by your RMIT school.

Late changes to enrolment

If you enrol in a class on or close to the census date, your tuition fees may be due immediately. Check your tax invoice for due dates. 

Late enrolment into a course or program is not grounds for special consideration.

If your application for a late change to enrolment is approved, your school will arrange for you to catch up on any missed work. Contact your course/program coordinator if you need help.

Need help?

If you have a question about changing your enrolment, please contact RMIT Student Connect.

Cancel your program enrolment

If you want to withdraw completely from your studies you must cancel your program enrolment. We recommend you seek academic advice from your school or college before you proceed.

If you’re stressed or anxious, we have a range of support services to help.  

You may also want to consider taking a leave of absence rather than withdrawing completely.

Fees and loans

If you don’t officially cancel your program enrolment by the relevant census date you’ll remain liable for all fees, even if you’re no longer attending classes. This includes tuition fees, the Student Services and Amenities Fee and administrative fees.

If you have a HELP loan or VET Student Loan, you’ll still have to pay your fees if you cancel your program after the relevant census date. 

Academic penalty (higher education only)

If you’re in a higher education program, you must cancel your program before the last day to withdraw without academic penalty. You’ll find this listed in your important dates. If you don’t, you may be subject to academic penalties; for example, fail grades.

Access to RMIT systems

You’ll lose access to all RMIT systems immediately after you cancel your program, unless you're enrolled in another program. Take the time to save or print any important documents in Enrolment Online such as invoices, Statements of Enrolment and Commonwealth Assistance Notices.

International students

Cancelling your program will affect your student visa. You must contact the Department of Home Affairs for information before you cancel your program.

If you want to change to another program, don't cancel your program enrolment. Instead, apply online to change your program

If you want to study at another Australian institution, read about transferring to another education provider.

For enquiries about how to complete this process, please contact

Financial penalties 

If you're a commencing international student and have enrolled in the first semester of a program, financial penalties may apply if you cancel your program enrolment. Find out more about refunds for international students.

Sponsored and scholarship students

You must contact your sponsor or scholarship provider and advise them of your cancellation. You may have to repay any payments made to you.

Apprentices and trainees 

If you have a current training agreement, contact RMIT Connect before cancelling your program enrolment.

Research candidates

Contact your supervisor/s and/or HDR coordinator before you cancel your program enrolment. Read about variations to your candidature, including readmission advice.

Students at partner institutions

Your program may affect your visa. You must contact your local partner institution for information before you cancel your program enrolment.

Once you've read Before you cancel your program enrolment, follow these steps*:

*The following students can’t cancel online:

  • OUA students (unless you have a VET Student Loan or are enrolled in a Commonwealth Supported Place).
  • RMIT Vietnam students.
  • International onshore students under the age of 18.

If you’re one of these students, follow the steps below to cancel your enrolment: 

  • Contact RMIT Connect for a program cancellation form.
  • Submit the form to RMIT Connect before the relevant census date.
  • Retain a stamped copy of your form as proof of submission.

If you can’t submit the form by your census date, contact RMIT Connect to discuss your options.

Receiving Centrelink payments?

If you’re getting a student payment from Centrelink, you need to notify them within 14 days of any changes to your enrolment. Report your change of circumstances to avoid getting an overpayment.|

Know your census date

This is your major deadline for fees, loans, enrolment and leave of absence.
Find your census dates in Enrolment Online.