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Census dates calendar 2018

What is a census date?

The census date is the date when we finalise your enrolment. This means:

  • it is the date when you become liable for fees for the units you are enrolled in
  • it is the last day you can discontinue a subject without seeing the words ‘withdrawn’ on your academic record

If you discontinue a unit after the census date, your academic record will show withdrawn or withdrawn fail. Please make sure that you understand how these dates – and your actions of cancellation or withdrawal after these dates – can affect your academic record. To understand how discontinuation dates can affect your fees and academic record, read more here about academic and financial penalties.

Archive of 2017 Census Dates

Standard census dates for the most common teaching periods

Teaching period Code Teaching period start date ‘Withdrawn no load’ starts Census date ‘Withdrawn late’ starts ‘Withdrawn fail’ starts Teaching period end date
Academic penalty for some teaching periods only Academic & financial penalties apply
Last day to discontinue units
Semester one S1-01 26/02/2018 31/03/2018 01/04/2018 01/05/2018 25/05/2018
Semester two S2-01 23/07/2018 21/08/2018 31/08/2018 01/09/2018 25/09/2018 19/10/2018
Full-year FY-01 26/02/2018 01/04/2018 30/04/2018 01/05/2018 31/07/2018 19/10/2018
Summer/winter unit dates may vary from those below. Confirm with Student Administration.
Summer semester A (MSA) SA-ZA-02 01/11/2018 31/12/2018 01/01/2019 31/01/2019 15/02/2018
Summer semester A SSA-02 01/11/2018 31/12/2018 01/01/2019 31/01/2019 15/02/2018
Summer semester B SSB-01 01/01/2018 15/01/2018 16/01/2018 30/01/2018 16/02/2018
Winter semester WS-01 18/06/2018 30/06/2018 01/07/2018 10/07/2018 13/07/2018

Census dates for 2018 teaching periods (sorted A-Z)

Teaching period Code Teaching period start date ‘Withdrawn no load’ starts Census date ‘Withdrawn late’ starts ‘Withdrawn fail’ starts Teaching period end date
Academic penalty applies to some teaching periods only Academic & financial penalties apply
Last day to discontinue units
Full-year teaching period FY-01 26/02/2018 01/04/2018 30/04/2018 01/05/2018 31/07/2018 19/10/2018
Full-year teaching period (MSA PG) FY-ZA-01 22/01/2018 20/02/2018 30/04/2018 01/05/2018 14/08/2018 23/11/2018
February teaching period (MSA) FEB-ZA-02 03/02/2018 13/02/2018 14/02/2018 26/02/2018 09/03/2018
March teaching period (MSA) MAR-ZA-02 10/03/2018 19/03/2018 20/03/2018 01/04/2018 13/04/2018
April teaching period (MSA) APR-ZA-02 21/04/2018 30/04/2018 31/03/2018 13/05/2018 25/05/2018
May teaching period (MSA) MAY-ZA-02 26/05/2018 04/06/2018 05/06/2018 17/06/2018 29/06/2018
July teaching period (MSA) JUL-ZA-02 14/07/2018 23/07/2018 24/07/2018 05/08/2018 17/08/2018
August teaching period (MSA) AUG-ZA-02 18/08/2018 27/08/2018 28/08/2018 09/09/2018 21/09/2018
October teaching period (MSA) OCT-ZA-02 29/09/2018 07/10/2018 08/10/2018 24/10/2018 02/11/2018
November teaching period (MSA) NOV-ZA-02 03/11/2018 12/11/2018 13/11/2018 25/11/2018 07/12/2018
Research Q1 (MSA) RES-ZA-Q1 01/01/2018 31/03/2018 31/03/2018
Research Q2 (MSA) RES-ZA-Q2 01/04/2018 30/06/2018 30/06/2018
Research Q3 (MSA) RES-ZA-Q3 01/07/2018 30/09/2018 30/09/2018
Research Q4 (MSA) RES-ZA-Q4 01/10/2018 31/12/2018 31/12/2018
Research Q1 RES-Q1 01/01/2018 31/03/2018 31/03/2018
Research Q2 RES-Q2 01/04/2018 30/06/2018 30/06/2018
Research Q3 RES-Q3 01/07/2018 30/09/2018 30/09/2018
Research Q4 RES-Q4 01/10/2018 31/12/2018 31/12/2018
Semester 1 S1-01 26/02/2018 31/03/2018 01/04/2018 01/05/2018 25/05/2018
Semester 1 (MSA UG) S1-ZA-02 26/02/2018 31/03/2018 01/04/2018 01/05/2018 25/05/2018
Semester 1 (MSA PG) S1-ZA-01 22/01/2018 20/02/2018 31/03/2018 01/04/2018 01/05/2018 22/06/2018
Semester 2 S2-01 23/07/2018 21/08/2018 31/08/2018 01/09/2018 25/09/2018 19/10/2018
Semester 2 (MSA UG) S2-ZA-02 23/07/2018 21/08/2018 31/08/2018 01/09/2018 25/09/2018 19/10/2018
Semester 2 (MSA PG) S2-ZA-01 25/06/2018 24/07/2018 31/08/2018 01/09/2018 02/10/2018 23/11/2018
Summer semester A (MSA) SA-ZA-02 01/11/2018 31/12/2018 01/01/2019 31/01/2019 15/02/2019
Summer semester B (MSA) SB-ZA-02 01/01/2018 15/01/2018 16/01/2018 30/01/2018 16/02/2018
Summer semester A SSA-02 01/11/2018 31/12/2018 01/01/2019 31/01/2019 15/02/2019
Summer semester B SSB-01 01/01/2018 15/01/2018 16/01/2018 30/01/2018 16/02/2018
Term 1 (MSA) T1-ZA-57 01/01/2018 15/02/2018 16/02/2018 05/03/2018 31/03/2018
Term 2 (MSA) T2-ZA-57 01/04/2018 30/04/2018 01/05/2018 03/06/2018 30/06/2018
Term 3 (MSA) T3-ZA-57 01/07/2018 31/08/2018 01/09/2018 02/09/2018 30/09/2018
Term 4 (MSA) T4-ZA-57 01/10/2018 31/10/2018 01/11/2018 03/12/2018 31/12/2018
Term 1 T1-57 01/01/2018 30/01/2018 15/02/2018 16/02/2018 27/02/2018 31/03/2018
Term 2 T2-57 01/04/2018 30/04/2018 01/05/2018 29/05/2018 30/06/2018
Term 3 T3-57 01/07/2018 30/07/2018 31/08/2018 01/09/2018 11/09/2018 30/09/2018
Term 4 T4-57 01/10/2018 31/10/2018 01/11/2018 27/11/2018 31/12/2018
Trimester 1 T1-58 08/01/2018 06/02/2018 15/02/2018 16/02/2018 03/04/2018 11/05/2018
Trimester 2 T2-58 14/05/2018 12/06/2018 30/06/2018 01/07/2018 24/07/2018 17/08/2018
Trimester 3 T3-58 20/08/2018 18/09/2018 30/09/2018 01/10/2018 06/11/2018 07/12/2018
Trimester A TRI-A-29 05/03/2018 18/03/2018 31/03/2018 01/04/2018 07/05/2018 25/05/2018
Trimester B TRI-B-29 25/06/2018 08/07/2018 31/07/2018 01/08/2018 07/09/2018 14/09/2018
Trimester C TRI-C-29 12/11/2018 25/11/2018 15/11/2018 16/11/2018 21/01/2019 01/02/2019
Winter semester WS-01 18/06/2018 30/06/2018 01/07/2018 10/07/2018 13/07/2018

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