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Withdrawal 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.

International, study abroad and exchange students

If you're an international student, studying a whole program at BOND, you must maintain an enrolment program which allows you to complete your program within the specified timeframe of your confirmation of enrolment.

If you withdraw from subjects, you may not complete your studies within the time specified in your confirmation of enrolment. This means that you can't meet the requirements of your student visa.

If you're a study abroad or exchange student, studying 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.

Please review your Student visa conditions via the Department of Home Affairs.

Frequently asked questions

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.

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.

You can withdraw from subjects via your Study Plan in eStudent.

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.

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.

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.

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.