Census date is upon us

Now that we are back into the swing of things and have gotten a taste of what our semester two subjects are like, it’s that time in the year again where the census date is just around the corner.

This semester’s census date is Friday, 31st August 2018.

The census date is the last date when you can withdraw from a subject without being financially liable. This means you won’t have to pay for the subject after withdrawal. Any subjects you are enrolled in after this date will be in your fee assessment and are locked in.  This date also allows you to finalised your enrolment.

So if you are currently undertaking a subject that is not the right fit for you, or something else grabs your eye, now is the time to make the right changes for you and your studies.

Here is a quick checklist of what needs to be finalised before census date;

  • Add or drop subjects
  • Pay fees
  • If eligible, ensure your Commonwealth Support arrangements are finalised e.g. HECS HELP or SA HELP
  • If you are thinking of taking a leave of absence (LOA) from your course, you should first discuss your options with your course coordinator. If they agree that an LOA is appropriate, you will then need to complete the LOA form and lodge it BEFORE census date
  • If you are considering withdrawing from your course, you should first discuss this with your course coordinator. If you decide to proceed with withdrawing from your course you will need to lodge the appropriate forms and confirm your withdrawal BEFORE census date

Each subject of study offered at the university will go by this date.

Check out La Trobe’s FAQs regarding census date or enrolment.