- Applying to study
- New to Uni
- Important dates
- - Advanced Standing
- - Adding, dropping and changing units
- - Special requirements
- - Re-enrolling
- - Summer Session
- - Tutorial Registration
- - Handbook
- - How to: Use the Handbook
- - Course and unit rules
- - Encumbrances
- - Changing your residency status
- - Transferring to a new course
- - Varying your course
- - Applying for leave or resigning from your course
- - Changing your personal details
- - Supporting documentation
- - Glossary of terms
- - Student responsibilities
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Adding, dropping and changing units
You can add, drop or change units in which you are enrolled in My Student Records (MySR).(opens in a new window)
In MySR, go into the 'Enrol' section, then select the 'Specialisations and Units' step to access your existing units.
For more details about how to change your unit selection, see the How to enrol web page.
You can alter your enrolment in units within a session up until the census date for that session.
Adding and changing units
You can add units to your record using MySR until midnight on the Friday of the second week of session for most sessions. After this date you need to complete a Rule Waiver eForm to add a unit.
For Summer A and Summer B, this deadline is midnight on the Friday of the first week of session.
When adding units consider course and unit rules, and check the timetable to make sure your units do not have lectures or tutorials that clash with each other.
Before the census date
If you drop a unit or withdraw from your course before the session census date, you won't get a grade for that unit and you won't be liable for any related tuition fees or student contribution charges.
Withdrawing after the census date
If you withdraw from a unit after the session census date, you will still be charged fees for the unit/s and may also receive an academic penalty.
Following the session census date, you can withdraw from a unit through MySR and avoid an academic penalty up to three weeks after census, depending on the session. The last date to withdraw without academic penalty for each session is published in our Important Dates. You will still be charged fees for the unit/s withdrawn after the session census date.
To withdraw from a unit or course after the last date to withdraw without academic penalty, you must download and complete the 'Discontinue after census' section of a Discontinuation or break from studies form (PDF, 84.51 KB) (opens in a new window). You can also pick up this form up from any Student Central.
When you withdraw from a unit after the last date to withdraw without academic penalty, you will receive an 'E' grade (Fail Discontinued) on your academic record and you will still be charged fees for the unit/s.
The last date to submit the Discontinuation or break from studies form (PDF, 84.51 KB) (opens in a new window) to discontinue after census is the Friday that is two weeks before the published start date of the exams for the session, which is listed in the 2020 Academic year dateline.