Things You Need to Do Before Census Date

March 16, 2017

 Census Date

Census date is just around the corner, on March 31st. And for many of us, it’s a day that may just pass without you even noticing, but there a few things you might want to think about  as the census date emerges. If you’re thinking about changing your study path in any way, it’s always a good idea to talk to your lecturer, unit coordinator or course coordinator as there may be implications for your current or future study. If you are wanting to make a change, it is a good idea to plan ahead and give yourself as much time as possible to consider your options. Here are a few things that you won’t be able to do after census date.

  1. Get Free postage for textbooks.
    Up until March 31st, when your order online, you can get free postage if you use the code SSAF. So make sure you get your orders in!

  2. Get a Refund for Returns
    If you need to return your textbooks because you’ve changed your units or for any other reason, you will need to do it before Census. After that date, we can’t offer refunds, however you may be able to get a credit note or exchange.

  3. Withdraw from courses or units. March 31st is also the last date you will be able to withdraw from units or courses without incurring a fee or academic penalty. It’s always a good idea to do this well before the census date and before you make decision, so talk to your lecturer, course coordinator or both as it may impact your future study path.
  1. Change courses or units. Similarly, if you’re wanting to transfer your degree or unit you will need to do this before census without occurring any penalty. As above, please do consult with your lecturer or course coordinator before you make any changes so you are aware of how it might impact any future study.

  2. Defer a course. If you thinking about putting your course on hold and taking a bit of a break, you need to make sure your do this before census date. You will be unable to defer your studies after census without incurring academic or fee penalties.
  1. Apply for a break from studies
    Similarly if you’ve started studying this semester, but thinking about taking a break for a period of time, you also need to apply for this well before the census date. Your course  coordinator or student central can assist you on the process as well as the impact for this. 

Census is only a couple of weeks away, so make sure you really start thinking about how your semester 1, 2017 is travelling so far and if you need to make changes now’s the time. Don’t leave it to the last minute.