Changing your units of study

Change of unit enrolment is available for currently enrolled students who wish to change their study program.

New and current student - change of unit enrolment can be performed on eStudent.

eStudent support is available:

Enrolling in a unit

Current Macquarie students can add to their unit enrolment via eStudent:

  • External units - up to the end of week one classes
  • Internal units - up to the end of week two classes
  • Program exceeds 14 credit points - students seeking to enrol in more than 14 credit points in one Session must obtain academic approval on a this form and lodge it at Student Connect, Level 2 MUSE C7A.

Withdrawing from a unit

Current Macquarie students can withdraw from Session 1, Session 2 or full-year units via eStudent subject to the following constraints:

  • Students in Law must obtain academic approval from the Dean of Macquarie Law School in the Faculty of Arts if their enrolment status will change from full-time to part-time
  • eStudent may be unavailable at times (such as when examination results are being loaded into the student system) for change of unit enrolment.

Withdrawing from Session 1 unit(s)

The effect of your withdrawal from a Session 1 unit will depend on when you formally withdraw from the unit. If you withdraw from a Session 1 unit:

  • on or before 31 March - students will be regarded as 'early withdrawn'. (No mark will be recorded against the unit in official transcripts)
  • after 31 March but no later than 28 April - students will be regarded as 'Withdrawn' (W). Students will remain financially liable unless they apply and are found to have withdrawn under special circumstances. More information
  • After 28 April - students will be regarded as 'Fail Withdrawn' (FW). Students who apply and are found to have withdrawn because of unavoidable disruption may be awarded a 'Withdrawn' (W) grade. More information
  • Students will remain financially liable unless they apply and are found to have withdrawn under special circumstances. More information

Withdrawing from full year unit(s)

The effect of your withdrawal from a full-year unit will depend on when you formally withdraw from the unit. If you withdraw from a full-year unit:

  • on or before 30 April - students will be regarded as 'early withdrawn'. (No mark will be recorded against the unit in Official Transcripts)
  • after 30 April but no later than 28 May - students will be regarded as 'Withdrawn' (W). Students will remain financially liable unless they apply and are found to have withdrawn under special circumstances. More information
  • after 28 May - students will be regarded as 'Fail Withdrawn' (FW). Students who apply and are found to have withdrawn because of unavoidable disruption may be awarded a 'Withdrawn' (W) grade. More information
  • students will remain financially liable unless they apply and are found to have withdrawn under special circumstances. More information

Withdrawing from Session 2 unit(s)

The effect of your withdrawal from a Session 2 unit will depend on when you formally withdraw from the unit. If you withdraw from a Session 2 unit:

  • on or before 31 August - students will be regarded as 'Early Withdrawn'. (No mark will be recorded against the unit in official transcripts)
  • after 31 August but no later than 28 September - students will be regarded as 'Withdrawn' (W). Students will remain financially liable unless they apply and are found to have withdrawn under special circumstances. More information
  • after 28 September - students will be regarded as 'Fail Withdrawn' (FW). Students who apply and are found to have withdrawn because of unavoidable disruption may be awarded a 'Withdrawn' (W) grade. More information
  • students will remain financially liable unless they apply and are found to have withdrawn under special circumstances. More information

Withdrawing after census date - fee information

Commonwealth Supported Students

If you are a Commonwealth supported student and are granted a 'W', 'FW' or 'F' grade for a unit(s) of study, you will consume Student Learning Entitlement (SLE) and remain liable for the student contribution (HECS-HELP) for that unit(s).

In terms of the Higher Education Support Act 2003, you may apply to the University for a re-crediting of the SLE and a remission/refund of your HECS-HELP debt if you consider that your discontinuance from the unit(s) was due to 'special circumstances'.

If you wish to do this, you should refer to the Guidelines for applying for re-crediting of SLE and/or remission/refund in special circumstances and complete and lodge the form Application to withdraw from unit(s) without academic and/or financial penalty which is also available from the Student Connect.

FEE-HELP students

If you are a FEE-HELP student and are granted a 'W', 'FW' or 'F' grade for a unit(s) of study, you will use up your FEE-HELP balance and remain liable for the FEE-HELP debt for that unit(s).

In terms of the Higher Education Support Act 2003, you may apply to the University for a re-crediting of your FEE-HELP balance and a remission of your FEE-HELP debt if you consider that your discontinuance from the unit(s) was due to 'special circumstances'.

If you wish to do this, you should refer to the Guidelines for applying for re-crediting of SLE and/or remission/refund in special circumstances and complete and lodge the form Application to withdraw from unit(s) without academic and/or financial penalty which is also available from the Student Connect.

Domestic fee paying students

If you are a domestic fee paying student and are granted a 'W', 'FW' or 'F' grade for the unit(s) of study you may apply for a refund of fees if you consider that your discontinuance from the unit(s) was due to 'special circumstances'.

If you wish to do this, you should refer to the Guidelines for applying for re-crediting of SLE and/or remission/refund in special circumstances and complete and lodge the form Application to withdraw from unit(s) without academic and/or financial penalty which is also available from the Student Connect.

Macquarie International students

If you are an international student and are granted a 'W', 'FW' or 'F' grade for a unit(s) of study, you may apply for a refund of your fees for that unit(s), if you consider that your discontinuance was due to "exceptional circumstances". For full details of this procedure and the definition of 'exceptional circumstances', you should refer to the International Student Fees Policy.

Changing class details or times

All students may change their class details and times online via eStudent.

 

Study more than 14 credit points in a session

If you wish to enrol yourself in more than 14 credit points in one session, you will need academic approval. Once this form has been signed, please return to Student Connect for processing and to be enrolled in the units exceeding the 14 credit points.