4.5 Withdrawal

4.5 Withdrawal in Good Standing

Students withdrawing from their research  program should consider the impact of that withdrawal in relation to any  enrolled coursework unit/s. Before applying to withdraw, students should check  any key dates to avoid academic and financial penalties.

If a student's withdrawal application is approved, any current coursework unit enrolment/s  will be discontinued. Depending upon when this withdrawal is applied for, one  of the following scenarios applies:

  • If a student withdraws  before the census date, any enrolled units will have the status of "Withdrawn  early". An exception is "Withdrawn no load", which applies to some teaching  periods.
  • If a student withdraws after  the census date but before the withdrawn fail date, any enrolled units will  have the status of 'Withdrawn Late'.
  • Where a student withdraws  after the withdrawn fail date, any enrolled units will show 'Withdrawn  Fail'.

Any student considering withdrawal from his/her research program should discuss  the difficulties he/she is facing with the supervisor(s), Graduate Research Coordinator  or head of the academic unit so that all options are considered.

Students who do not wish to continue with their research program are required  to notify the University in writing of their intention to withdraw, by way of a  signed letter, an email or by completing a Changes to Enrolment/Scholarship form (Monash only) and  submitting it to the Monash Graduate Research Office (MGRO) for approval purposes. Applications must be approved by MGRO. 

Please note:  MGRO will not approve backdated variation requests.

Students who wish to be re-admitted into  the course of study from which they withdraw in good standing at a later date  are to refer to the current Monash  University (Academic Board) Regulations and the Graduate Research  Re-admission Procedures.

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