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Policy: Late withdrawal due to special circumstances

Purpose

This policy sets out the principles for late withdrawal of enrolment due to special circumstances after census date.

Definitions

Successful completion: a student has successfully completed a course when they complete all the academic requirements of a course and receive a grade of: CRS, PS, P, HLP, CR, D or HD for that course.

Overview

This policy applies to all coursework students applying for a late withdrawal of their enrolment in a course due to special circumstances.

Scope

This policy applies to all coursework students, and the staff who administer late withdrawals due to special circumstances.

Policy Statement

  1. The University approves applications for late withdrawal due to special circumstances:
  1. In accordance with the Higher Education Support Act 2003;
  2. Where students encounter unavoidable and unexpected extenuating circumstances that impede their successful completion of a course; and
  3. Where students demonstrate that those unavoidable and unexpected extenuating circumstances:
  • are beyond their control; and
  • did not make their full impact until on or after the census date; and
  • made it impracticable to complete the course requirements.
  1. Applications for late withdrawal due to special circumstances are submitted within 12 months of the date of withdrawal from the class, or, within 12 months from the last day of teaching in the teaching period in which the course(s) was, or were to be undertaken.
  2. Applications for late withdrawal due to special circumstances submitted outside the 12 month timeframe set out in clause 2 are only accepted where the University is satisfied that the applicant has supplied sufficient evidence to demonstrate that the application could not be made within the required time limits.
  3. A student’s lack of knowledge or understanding of late withdrawal due to special circumstances is not an acceptable reason for submitting an application for late withdrawal due to special circumstances outside of the 12 month time requirements set out in clause 2.
  4. Only one application can be submitted per student for each class in which that student is enrolled.

Information

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Title Late withdrawal
Document Type Policy
Document Number ANUP_019607
Version
Purpose This policy sets out the principles for late withdrawal of enrolment and applies to all students, and the staff who administer late withdrawals.
Audience Staff-Professional, Students
Category Academic
Topic/ SubTopic Teaching & Learning
 
Effective Date 27 Jun 2022
Next Review Date 27 Jun 2027
 
Responsible Officer: Registrar, Student Administration
Approved By: Academic Board
Contact Area Division of Student Administration and Academic Services
Authority: Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000
National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018
Fees Rule 2017
Higher Education Support Act 2003
Delegations 0

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