You are able to add, withdraw and swap subjects but you should ensure you understand how withdrawing from your original subjects may affect your enrolment, grades and fees. Read on for information about changing your enrolment.
Adding or withdrawing from subjects
Adding or swapping subjects
You can add and swap subjects via your Study Plan in Student. Read through the Enrolment page to learn how to enrol in subjects via your Study Plan in eStudent
When can I add or swap subjects?
You must enrol in your subjects on or before the census date for the semester or teaching period you're studying in.
You can add or swap subjects until two weeks before the census date.
Census date is the date in each teaching period by which you need to have your enrolment requirements finalised. You cannot add subjects after the census date. Any withdrawals after the census date will incur the full financial penalty. More information about census dates.
Adding and swapping subjects in the two weeks before the census date
In the two weeks before the census date you can't add or swap subjects via your Study Plan, you must apply to change your enrolment.
Use this form to add or swap subjects. You must pay a late cancellation fee if you cancel subjects and the fee which will be charged to your student account. If you can demonstrate special circumstances, such as medical problems or deferred exams, you may not have to pay the late fee.
What happens next?
We won't approve your application to change your enrolment if:
- the unit coordinator doesn't approve your enrolment
- you have current sanctions on your Bond student account
- the subject is full.
Withdrawing from subjects
Withdrawing from individual subjects can be done via eStudent up until the census date for the current semester (end of week 4). Please use the Subject Withdrawal Request form if applying after the census date. International student visa holders must discuss and seek approval for withdrawal from the International Student Team Coordinator prior to withdrawing. Please note however, that financial penalties will apply for withdrawal after week 2.
Before you withdraw from any subjects, make sure you understand how it might affect your enrolment, grades or fees. Refer to the Academic Calendar. You may still have to pay fees for subjects you withdraw from.
When can I withdraw from subjects?
You can withdraw at any point, up until the end of the teaching period (normally Week 12) before the examination period. Please note that academic and/or financial penalties may apply. Refer to the Academic Calendar.
Check the key dates for withdrawing from subjects
Make sure you find the right dates for your semester or teaching period. Charges may apply to withdrawals before this date. Key generic dates can be found in the Academic Calendar. Dates specific to your subject can be found via your eStudent home page.
How do I withdraw from subjects?
Up until the teaching census date for your subject, you can withdraw via your Study Plan in eStudent.
How do I withdraw from subjects if I am a Study abroad or exchange student
You can withdraw from subjects via your Study Plan in eStudent. You can also enrol in different subjects, as long as they are listed on your Bond Study Plan.
If you want to enrol in a unit that isn't on your Study Plan, you must:
- request approval from the Study Abroad and Exchange Office
- contact our Study Abroad and Exchange Office, who will add the new unit to your Study Plan.
Will withdrawing from subjects affect my grades?
Whether withdrawing from subjects will affect your grades depends on whether you withdraw before or after the final date to withdraw without academic penalty.
The key dates for withdrawing from subjects tell you when you can withdraw with and without academic penalty. Make sure you look at the right dates for the semester or teaching period you're enrolled in.
If you withdraw from subjects before the final date to withdraw without academic penalty
Your result for these subjects will be recorded as 'W - Withdrawn'. These subjects won't count towards your grade point average (GPA) and will appear on your official academic record.
If you withdraw from subjects after the final date to withdraw without academic penalty
Your result for these subjects will be recorded as ' WF - Withdrawn Fail. These subjects will count towards your grade point average (GPA) and will appear on your official academic record.
Do I have to pay fees for subjects I withdraw from?
Whether you have to pay fees for subjects you withdraw from depends on whether you withdraw before or after the final date to withdraw without penalty, which we call the census date.
The key dates for withdrawing from subjects tell you when you can withdraw with and without financial penalty. Make sure you look at the right dates for the semester or teaching period you're enrolled in.
Study Abroad Students
You must still pay fees if you withdraw from subjects.
If you withdrew from subjects before the final date
If you withdraw from subjects before the final date to withdraw without financial penalty (census date), you won't have to pay fees for those subjects, and they won't count towards your FEE-HELP balances. You will incur a late cancellation penalty if you withdraw in Week 3 and Week 4. Cancellation penalties cannot be deferred to FEE-HELP.
If you withdraw from subjects after the final date
If you withdraw from subjects after the final date to withdraw without financial penalty (census date), you will have to pay for those subjects.
Withdrawing due to special circumstances
If you have experienced special circumstances beyond your control which impacted your subject(s) for the current or previous semester, you may be eligible to apply for withdrawal without academic and/or financial penalty to have your academic fail grade and/or tutiion fees reversed.
Important information for international students
You should talk to an Enrolment Advisor and the International Student Team before changing your enrolment.
International students studying a whole program at Bond must maintain an enrolment program that allows them to complete their program within the specified timeframe of the confirmation of enrolment(eCoE). Changing your enrolment may mean you can't meet the requirements of your student visa.
If you're a study abroad or exchange student at Bond for one or two semesters, you must make sure you're enrolled in 30 credit points of internal (on-campus) subjects each semester.
For more information, please visit the Department of Home Affairs.