Deferring your Studies
Commencing (New) Students
February Intake (semester 1):
Commencing students may defer their program for up to 2 years. To do so, you must change your response to DEFER via the SATAC Uniweb site by 31 March. If you enrol and then decide to defer, you must withdraw from all of your courses via Access Adelaide before 31 March and defer formally through SATAC.
Please note: If you do not withdraw from your enrolled courses in Access Adelaide, you will incur tuition fees and Fail grades that will impact negatively on your GPA.
If you withdraw from courses without officially deferring through SATAC, you will lose your place in the program and will have to re-apply for admission at a later date.
July Intake (semester 2):
Midyear offers may not be deferred. If you decide not to accept your offer, you will have to re-apply for admission at a later date.
If you enrol and then decide not to continue, you should withdraw from all of your courses via Access Adelaide before 31 August. If you do not withdraw from your enrolled courses in Access Adelaide, you will incur tuition fees and Fail grades that will impact negatively on your GPA.
Once you have completed at least one semester, you may take a break (known as a leave of absence) from your studies at any time. You do not need to apply; simply ensure that you have withdrawn from all of your courses via Access Adelaide for all enrolled semesters (in accord with the critical dates).
In accordance with the Coursework Academic Programs Policy, students are required to complete their studies within 9 years of starting (for a three year degree).
Please see re-enrolling after deferral/leave of absence for the procedure you need to take when you wish to return to your studies.
International students planning to defer or suspend their studies will need to consult a Student Adviser at the International Student Centre.