Census dates

Students are encouraged to seek support whenever needed. 
Please visit the Health, Safety & Wellbeing webpage for available support services. 

What is Census Date?

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

No grade on transcript

Last date to drop without failure (receive WD grade):

 

- Semester 1 2022: 6 May 2022

- Semester 2 2022: 7 October 2022

WD (Withdrawal without failure)

Last date to drop course with failure (receive WN grade):

 

- Semester 1 2022: 1 June 2022

- Semester 2 2022: 2 November 2022

WN (Withdrawn with failure)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)

On or before the day before exams start WN (Withdrawn with failure)

 

How to swap or drop a course

For information regarding how to swap or drop a course, please visit the Swapping or dropping a course web page.

 

Reach out for support

Please remember that you have access to a range of support services including wellbeing, mental health, and study support. Please visit the Health Safety & Wellbeing web page for further information.

 

Have any questions? 

If you have any questions about Census Date, please get in touch with Student Central