Current Students

Withdrawing from enrolment

Further information


Once you totally withdraw from your course you must apply for admission should you wish to return to the University at a later date.

  1. Total withdrawal
  2. Recommencing your course after total withdrawal
  3. Withdrawal dates
  4. Withdrawal codes

Total withdrawal

Before withdrawing from your course, you should discuss your intention with your Student Advising Office as other options may be available. You might also consider applying for approved leave.

Domestic students

Log on to studentConnect and select ‘Discontinuation &  Approved Leave’  and follow the relevant prompts. If you’re in your first semester of studies, please contact Student Administration either in person, or online via askUWA using your student email address.

Combined course students

You could have the option of transferring into a single degree, and you should discuss this with your Student Advising Office.

International students

Contact the International Student Support Team to discuss the implications for fees and visa requirements if you intend to or have withdrawn.

Medicine and Dentistry students

You must contact your Student Advising Office if you want to withdraw from either the MBBS or BDSc course.

Postgraduate students

You could choose suspension from your course, rather than a total withdrawal, and you should contact the Graduate Research School and Scholarships Office or your faculty adviser for further information.

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Recommencing your course after total withdrawal

Re-admission for totally withdrawn students

Admission for transferring bachelor level students

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Withdrawal dates

Familiarise yourself with the important dates for the start, finish, census and academic withdrawal for every semester and non-standard teaching period.

Census date

The census date is the last day domestic students can withdraw without incurring a fee liability.

International students and offshore students should refer to their refund policy for fee implications.

The census date applies to all units that are available in that semester. The availability for each unit is noted on your current enrolment statement and other official documents.

If you have not finalised all enrolment and student contribution payment arrangements by the census date the University can cancel your enrolment. There is no provision to extend the census date for any semester. For this reason, the University sets a date prior to the census date for finalising arrangements for Commonwealth-supported students.

Academic withdrawal date

The academic withdrawal date is the last day to withdraw without academic penalty.

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Withdrawal codes for units

Withdrawal codes for units that appear against withdrawn units on enrolment statements and statements of academic record or transcripts.

  • WP = Withdrawn pre-semester
    Not recorded on formal academic record.
    For withdrawal on or before:
    • Semester One units - The end of the third week of Semester One.
    • Semester Two units - The end of the third week of Semester Two.
    • Units in non-standard teaching periods - The teaching period census date.
  • WD = Withdrawn without academic penalty
    For withdrawal before the academic withdrawal date. Recorded on formal academic record.
  • WA = Withdrawn due to administrative error
    Not recorded on formal academic record
  • WC = Withdrawn due to unit cancellation
    Not recorded on formal academic record
  • FN = 0% fail due to non-completion
    For withdrawal after the academic withdrawal date. Recorded on formal academic records.
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