Uni life can be complicated at first, so this site will help make it a little easier to navigate your first semester at Monash. The weeks listed here represent the twelve teaching weeks of semester. Just start scrolling to browse topics to see important deadlines to help you manage your studies each week. 


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Census date

If you're struggling with a unit or with your study load, you might want to consider dropping a unit.

If you decide to do this, make sure you drop the unit by 11.59pm on the census date (Melbourne time).

The census date is the last day:

  • before you become liable for fees for the units you're enrolled in
  • you can withdraw from a unit without Withdrawn showing on your academic record.

If you’re an international student and you want to discontinue from your course, some financial penalties may apply – check our refunds page for more information.

Before making changes to your enrolment, check your:

  • course rules (for core units, prerequisites or corequisites) or talk to your faculty
  • visa conditions, if you're an international student. You usually need to have a full study load for your student visa to remain valid.

Remember to keep your contact details up-to-date in WES, otherwise you might miss important communications from us.

For a full list of census dates for all teaching periods (e.g. full-year units, terms, trimesters), and any penalties that apply, see census dates and teaching periods.