Census dates and teaching periods 2020

The census date is:

  • when you become liable for fees for the units you're enrolled in
  • the last day you can discontinue without 'withdrawn' showing on your academic record (there are some exceptions)

If you discontinue a unit after certain dates, your academic record can show withdrawn or withdrawn fail. You should understand how discontinuation dates can affect your fees and academic record.

Monash College students

Monash College census dates differ. For census and other important date information, see the Diplomas program and Foundation Year.

Standard census dates for the most common teaching periods

Exceptions to last day to discontinue units

Some teaching periods have an exception to the last day to discontinue. Those with an exception allow withdrawal after results are released, without academic penalty. Check the eligible teaching periods and full details at grading and results update.

Standard census dates for the most common teaching periods
Teaching periodCode Teaching period start date 'Withdrawn no load' starts Census date 'Withdrawn late' starts 'Withdrawn fail' starts Teaching period end date
    Academic penalty for some teaching periods only  Financial penalties apply

Academic penalties apply to some teaching periods only
   Last day to discontinue units (exceptions apply)
Semester one S1-01 09/03/2020 - 14/04/2020 - - 12/06/2020
Semester two S2-01 03/08/2020 - 07/09/2020 - - 06/11/2020
Full-year FY-01 09/03/2020 - 30/04/2020 - - 6/11/2020
November (12-week teaching period) NOV12 02/11/2020 - 01/12/2020 - - 05/02/2021

Non-standard unit discontinuation dates

There may be other non-standard unit discontinuation dates. If you're unsure check with your faculty.

Census dates for 2020 teaching periods (sorted A-Z)

Census dates for 2020 teaching periods (sorted A-Z)
Teaching periodCode Teaching period start date 'Withdrawn no load' starts Census date 'Withdrawn late' starts 'Withdrawn fail' starts Teaching period end date
    Academic penalty applies to some teaching periods only  Financial penalties apply

Academic penalties apply to some teaching periods only
   Last day to discontinue units (exceptions apply)
Full-year  FY-01 09/03/2020 - 30/04/2020 - - 06/11/2020
Full-year fully flex FY-FF 09/03/2020 - 30/04/2020 - - 06/11/2020
Full-year (extended) FY-32 20/01/2020 - 30/04/2020 - - 20/11/2020
MBA 1 MBA-TP1-01 01/01/2020 - 15/02/2020 16/02/2020 17/03/2020 30/04/2020
MBA 2 MBA-TP2-01 01/02/2020 - 08/03/2020 09/03/2020 28/04/2020 30/06/2020
MBA 3 MBA-TP3-01 01/05/2020 - 31/05/2020 - - 31/08/2020
MBA 4 MBA-TP4-01 01/07/2020 - 31/07/2020 - - 30/11/2020
MBA 5 MBA-TP5-01 01/09/2020 - 29/09/2020 - - 31/12/2020
Monash Online 1 MO-TP1-01 03/01/2020 - 17/01/2020 18/01/2020 04/02/2020 18/02/2020
Monash Online 2 MO-TP2-01 28/02/2020 - 13/03/2020 - - 16/04/2020
Monash Online 3 MO-TP3-01 01/05/2020 - 15/05/2020 - - 15/06/2020
Monash Online 4 MO-TP4-01 26/06/2020 - 10/07/2020 - - 10/08/2020
Monash Online 5 MO-TP5-01 21/08/2020 - 04/09/2020 - - 06/10/2020
Monash Online 6 MO-TP6-01 16/10/2020 - 30/10/2020 - - 30/11/2020
November (12-week teaching period) NOV12 02/11/2020 - 01/12/2020 - - 05/02/2021
October intake - South Africa OCT-MSA-01 26/10/2020 - 30/11/2020 - - 05/02/2021
October intake - Malaysia OCT-MY-01 02/11/2020 - 01/12/2020 - - 29/01/2021
Research Q1 RES-Q1 01/01/2020 - 31/03/2020 - - 31/03/2020
Research Q2 RES-Q2 01/04/2020 - 30/06/2020 - - 30/06/2020
Research Q3 RES-Q3 01/07/2020 - 30/09/2020 - - 30/09/2020
Research Q4 RES-Q4 01/10/2020 - 31/12/2020 - - 31/12/2020
Semester 1 S1-01 09/03/2020-14/04/2020--12/06/2020
Semester 1 fully flex S1-FF 09/03/2020 - 14/04/2020 - - 12/06/2020
Semester 1 (extended) S1-32 20/01/2020 - 14/04/2020 - - 19/06/2020
Semester 1 (northern) S1-60 14/09/2020 - 02/11/2020 - - 11/12/2020
Semester 2 S2-01 03/08/2020-07/09/2020--06/11/2020
Semester 2 (extended) S2-32 13/07/2020 - 07/09/2020 - - 20/11/2020
Semester 2 (northern) S2-60 17/02/2020 17/03/2020 14/04/2020 15/04/2020 28/04/2020 29/05/2020
Semester 2 - semester 1 S2-S1-02 03/08/2020 - 02/10/2020 - - 28/05/2021
Semester 2 - summer A S2-SS-02 03/08/2020 - 02/10/2020 - - 19/02/2021
Summer semester A
Check faculty summer and winter unit information
SSA-02 01/11/2020
(different for some units)
- 31/12/2020
(different for some units)
- - 19/02/2021
(different for some units)
Summer semester B
Check faculty summer and winter unit information
SSB-01 01/01/2020
(different for some units)
- 15/01/2020
(different for some units)
16/01/2020
(different for some units)
30/01/2020
(different for some units)
21/02/2020
(different for some units)
Summer A - semester 1 SS-S1-01 01/11/2019 30/11/2019 - 31/12/2019 15/01/2020 - - 29/05/2020
Term 1 T1-57 01/01/2020 - 15/02/2020 - - 31/03/2020
Term 2 T2-57 01/04/2020 - 30/04/2020 - - 30/06/2020
Term 3 T3-57 01/07/2020 - 31/08/2020 - - 30/09/2020
Term 4 T4-57 01/10/2020 - 02/11/2020 - - 31/12/2020
Trimester 1 T1-58 06/01/2020 - 15/02/2020 - - 08/05/2020
Trimester 2 T2-58 11/05/2020 - 30/06/2020 - - 14/08/2020
Trimester 3 T3-58 17/08/2020 - 30/09/2020 - - 04/12/2020
Trimester A TRI-A-29 09/03/2020 - 14/04/2020 - - 29/05/2020
Trimester B TRI-B-29 13/07/2020 - 14/08/2020 - - 02/10/2020
Trimester C TRI-C-29 16/11/2020 - 31/12/2020 01/01/2021 05/01/2021 05/02/2021
Winter semester
Check faculty summer and winter unit information
WS-01 22/06/2020
(different for some units)
- 06/07/2020
(different for some units)
- - 17/07/2020
(different for some units)
Winter semester (extended)
Check faculty summer and winter unit information
WS-FF 22/06/2020
(different for some units)
- 06/07/2020
(different for some units)
- - 31/07/2020
(different for some units)

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