Census dates and teaching periods 2021

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  • the last day you can discontinue without 'withdrawn' showing on your academic record (there are some exceptions)

If you discontinue a unit after certain dates, your academic record can show withdrawn or withdrawn fail.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Teaching periodCode Teaching period start date Census date 'Withdrawn late' starts 'Withdrawn fail' starts Teaching period end date.
Last day to discontinue units
Financial penalties apply
Semester one S1-01 1 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 1 Apr 2021 4 May 2021 28 May 2021
Semester two S2-01 26 Jul 2021 31 Aug 2021 1 Sep 2021 28 Sep 2021 22 Oct 2021
Full-year FY-01 1 Mar 2021 30 Apr 2021 1 May 2021 3 Aug 2021 22 Oct 2021
Summer semester A

Check faculty summer and winter unit information
SSA-02 1 Nov 2021 31 Dec 2021 1 Jan 2022 31 Jan 2022 18 Feb 2022
Summer semester B

Check faculty summer and winter unit information
SSB-01 1 Jan 2021 15 Jan 2021 16 Jan 2021 30 Jan 2021 19 Feb 2021
Winter semester

Check faculty summer and winter unit information
WS-01 21 Jun 2021 30 Jun 2021 1 Jul 2021 13 Jul 2021 16 Jul 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 2021 teaching periods (sorted A-Z)

Census dates for 2021 teaching periods (sorted A-Z)
Teaching periodCode Teaching period start date Census date 'Withdrawn late' starts 'Withdrawn fail' starts Teaching period end date.
Last day to discontinue units
Financial penalties apply
Full-year  FY-01 1 Mar 2021 30 Apr 2021 1 May 2021 3 Aug 2021 22 Oct 2021
Full-year (extended) FY-32 25 Jan 2021 30 Apr 2021 1 May 2021 17 Aug 2021 26 Nov 2021
MBA 1 MBA-TP1-01 1 Jan 2021 15 Feb 2021 16 Feb 2021 16 Mar 2021 30 Apr 2021
MBA 2 MBA-TP2-01 1 Feb 2021 8 Mar 2021 9 Mar 2021 27 Apr 2021 30 Jun 2021
MBA 3 MBA-TP3-01 1 May 2021 31 May 2021 1 Jun 2021 13 Jul 2021 31 Aug 2021
MBA 4 MBA-TP4-01 1 Jul 2021 2 Aug 2021 3 Aug 2021 12 Oct 2021 30 Nov 2021
MBA 5 MBA-TP5-01 1 Sep 2021 29 Sep 2021 5 Oct 2021 16 Nov 2021 31 Dec 2021
Monash Online 1 MO-TP1-01 4 Jan 2021 22 Jan 2021 23 Jan 2021 5 Feb 2021 22 Feb 2021
Monash Online 2 MO-TP2-01 1 Mar 2021 19 Mar 2021 20 Mar 2021 7 Apr 2021 22 Apr 2021
Monash Online 3 MO-TP3-01 3 May 2021 21 May 2021 22 May 2021 4 Jun 2021 21 Jun 2021
Monash Online 4 MO-TP4-01 28 Jun 2021 16 Jul 2021 17 Jul 2021 30 Jul 2021 16 Aug 2021
Monash Online 5 MO-TP5-01 23 Aug 2021 10 Sep 2021 11 Sep 2021 24 Sep 2021 12 Oct 2021
Monash Online 6 MO-TP6-01 18 Oct 2021 5 Nov 2021 6 Nov 2021 19 Nov 2021 6 Dec 2021
October intake - South Africa OCT-MSA-01 25 Oct 2021 30 Nov 2021 1 Dec 2021 4 Jan 2022 4 Feb 2022
October intake - Malaysia OCT-MY-01 25 Oct 2021 30 Nov 2021 2 Dec 2021 28 Dec 2021 21 Jan 2022
Research Q1 RES-Q1 1 Jan 2021 31 Mar 2021 - - 31 Mar 2021
Research Q2 RES-Q2 1 Apr 2021 30 Jun 2021 - - 30 Jun 2021
Research Q3 RES-Q3 1 Jul 2021 30 Sep 2021 - - 30 Sep 2021
Research Q4 RES-Q4 1 Oct 2021 31 Dec 2021 - - 31 Dec 2021
Semester 1S1-011 Mar 202131 Mar 2021 1 Apr 2021 4 May 2021 28 May 2021
Semester 1 (extended) S1-32 25 Jan 2021 31 Mar 2021 1 Apr 2021 4 May 2021 25 Jun 2021
Semester 1 (northern) S1-60 13 Sep 2021 1 Nov 2021 2 Nov 2021 16 Nov 2021 10 Dec 2021
Semester 2S2-0126 Jul 202131 Aug 20211 Sep 202128 Sep 202122 Oct 2021
Semester 2 (extended) S2-32 28 Jun 2021 31 Aug 2021 1 Sep 2021 5 Oct 2021 26 Nov 2021
Semester 2 (northern) S2-60 22 Feb 2021 31 Mar 2021 1 Apr 2021 4 May 2021 28 May 2021
Semester 2 - semester 1 S2-S1-02 26 Jul 2021 30 Sep 2021 1 Oct 2021 22 Feb 2022 27 May 2022
Semester 2 - summer A S2-SS-02 26 Jul 2021 30 Sep 2021 1 Oct 2021 14 Dec 2021 18 Feb 2022
Summer semester A SSA-02 1 Nov 2021 31 Dec 2021 1 Jan 2022 1 Feb 2022 18 Feb 2022
Summer semester B SSB-01 1 Jan 2021 15 Jan 2021 16 Jan 2021 30 Jan 2021 19 Feb 2021
Summer A - semester 1 SS-S1-01 1 Nov 2020 15 Jan 2021 - - 28 May 2021
Term 1 T1-57 1 Jan 2021 15 Feb 2021 16 Feb 2021 2 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021
Term 2 T2-57 1 Apr 2021 30 Apr 2021 1 May 2021 1 Jun 2021 30 Jun 2021
Term 3 T3-57 1 Jul 2021 31 Aug 2021 1 Sep 2021 14 Sep 2021 30 Sep 2021
Term 4 T4-57 1 Oct 2021 1 Nov 2021 2 Nov 2021 30 Nov 2021 31 Dec 2021
Trimester 1 T1-58 4 Jan 2021 15 Feb 2021 16 Feb 2021 30 Mar 2021 7 May 2021
Trimester 2 T2-58 10 May 2021 30 Jun 2021 1 Jul 2021 20 Jul 2021 13 Aug 2021
Trimester 3 T3-58 16 Aug 2021 30 Sep 2021 1 Oct 2021 2 Nov 2021 3 Dec 2021
Trimester A TRI-A-29 8 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 1 Apr 2021 27 Apr 2021 28 May 2021
Trimester B TRI-B-29 28 Jun 2021 2 Aug 2021 3 Aug 2021 17 Aug 2021 17 Sep 2021
Trimester C TRI-C-29 15 Nov 2021 31 Dec 2021 1 Jan 2022 4 Jan 2022 4 Feb 2022
Winter semester WS-01 21 Jun 2021 30 Jun 2021 1 Jul 2021 13 Jul 2021 16 Jul 2021

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