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2C - RESIGNATION FROM COURSE - INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ONLY
Domestic Students (Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents, plus NZ Citizens) can request to discontinue their course through
MySR under Course Records.
Specify the date you wish to resign from this course:
REASON FOR RESIGNATION
Accepted another Western oer English Proﬁciency Health reasons Took up employment instead of study
Accepted oer at another uni Excessive study load Location issues Transport reasons
Course not suitable Financial reasons Personal issues Work commitments
STUDENT VISA HOLDERS ONLY - this section must be signed by the Student Welfare Service or a SEIS International Liaison Ocer (SILO)
Student Welfare Service/SILO Student Welfare Service/SILO Date
NAME SIGN HERE
D D / M M / Y Y Y Y
3 - DECLARATION AND SIGNATURE
I declare that I have read and understood the instructions below. Please amend my University records to show
that I am changing my enrolment as indicated above.
D D / M M / Y Y Y Y
Applying before and after census dates
Applying before the census date: If you submit a request for Leave of Absence (LOA) or Resignation on or before the relevant census date, you will not be liable for
any tuition fees, for any units you were enrolled in. If you wish to discontinue units before census, do so through MySR.
Applying after the census date: If you submit a request to discontinue units, resign or apply for a LOA after the census date, you will receive E grades (failed -
discontinued) for any enrolled units. You will also be liable for any tuition fees for these units. If you paid your fees up front for the session you will not be entitled to
If you have submitted a request due to extenuating circumstances, you have the option of submitting a Withdrawal Without Academic Penalty Application. If your
application is successful, you will be given ‘W’ grades for these units and you will not be liable for the tuition fees. This tuition fee credit will be applied to your
tuition fees for the next session. For more information see westernsydney.edu.au/droppingunits.
Information on census dates can be found at westernsydney.edu.au/census.
LOA, resignation and discontinuing units after census are covered by the University’s Enrolment policy, available at westernsydney.edu.au/policy under ‘E’ in the
Additional Leave of Absence (break from study) information
To be eligible for a LOA you must have been enrolled in one or more units past the census date for your ﬁrst session of study. If you have been suspended or
excluded from Western Sydney University, you are not eligible for LOA.
Maximum period of leave: You are allowed to take a maximum of 12 months LOA from your course. If you need to take additional LOA, you will need to provide
supporting evidence with your application, as well as written approval from your Director of Academic Program or Academic Course Advisor.
Returning from leave: We will send you an email to advise when enrolment for the next session has opened. You will need to log into MySR and enrol in units for
that session. If you do not enrol by the census date of that session, you will be deemed to have abandoned your course of study. This means that you will need to
apply for re-admission through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) or International Admissions if you wish to resume your studies in the future.
Lodging this form
Please lodge this form at any Student Central, or post to: Student Central, Western Sydney University, Locked Bag 1797, PENRITH NSW 2751
Higher Degree Research students
To apply for a LOA, please refer to westernsydney.edu.au/research/research_candidates/forms. If you want to resign from your course you will need to submit a
written request to the Graduate Research School.
International students - student visa holders
LOA: Standard 13 of the ESOS National Code aei.gov.au/AEI/ESOS/NationalCodeExplanatoryGuide/PartD/Standard_13.htm requires that a LOA can only be
considered for you under ‘compassionate or compelling’ circumstances, and cannot (generally) be granted retrospectively. You must attach documentary evidence
to this application and understand that your application may be refused.
Discontinue: Please note, discontinuing units or reducing study load at any time may delay course completion. If you are studying less than a full time study load,
you must complete an Approval for Reduced Study Load application form.
Resignation: If you resign, this will ultimately lead to your visa being cancelled. Within a month of resigning, you must either:
(a) leave Australia or
(b) lodge a valid application for a new visa
If you plan to study at another Australian education provider after resigning from Western Sydney University, please note that there are important restrictions for
student visa holders. See westernsydney.edu.au/internationaltransfers for details of these restrictions.
D D / M M / Y Y Y Y