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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.

Continuing Students

After you have completed at least one semester, you may apply for a break from your studies (known as a Leave of Absence) if required. You will need to apply using the Leave of Absence form.

In accordance with the Coursework Academic Programs Policy, students are required to complete their studies within the maximum program duration. For example, a three year degree must be completed within nine years of starting. Please refer to the above policy for further information.

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 Advisor at the International Student Centre.

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