Census dates

Census dates are the basis of many university deadlines.

If you are enrolled in a course once the course census date passes, you will remain liable for the full tuition and associated fees for that course.

The following standard census dates apply at ANU:

  • First Semester Census Date is 31 March
  • Second Semester Census Date is 31 August

Dropping courses in a semester

When a course is dropped

Result on transcript

On or before the course Census Date: 

 

- Semester 1 2020: 31 March 2020

- Semester 2 2020: 31 August 2020

No grade on transcript

On or before the end of the ninth week of semester:

 

- Semester 1 2020: 8 May 2020

- Semester 2 2020: 9 October 2020

 

WD (Withdrawal without failure)

Before the last day prior to exams:

 

- Semester 1 2020: 3 June 2020

- Semester 2 2020: 4 November 2020

WN (Withdrawal with failure)


Dropping courses in Summer, Autumn, Winter or Spring Session

For course census dates in non-standard sessions see Programs and Courses.

When a course is dropped

Result on transcript

On or before the course Census Date

No grade on transcript

On or before the last day of the course

WD (Withdrawal without failure)