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Census Dates

The census date is the date on which a student’s enrolment is taken to be finalised. Each unit of study in a teaching period at Southern Cross University has a census date. The following census dates apply to any unit studied in the following teaching periods (excluding any units studied through the specific collaboration campus listed below).

Census dates vary depending on the unit/s in which you are enrolled. To determine the actual census date for each unit of study, students must check My Enrolment (Study Plans -> Current Enrolment).

Domestic students — Census date is the final day you can withdraw from a unit without financial or academic penalty
International students — Census Date is the final day you can withdraw from a unit without academic penalty and only incur at 50% fee penalty — see unit withdrawal impacts

Census dates

You census date varies depending on the academic calendar you study in. Most students studying in Australia whether on-campus or by online study in our 6-Term calendar. Other students’ study in our 3-Session calendar..

Important: The census dates listed are effective at 12 midnight NSW time
Teaching PeriodStart DateEnd Date*Census Date
Summer Term, 2022 10 January 2022 25 February 2022 24 January 2022
Dual Term 1, 2022 10 January 2022 22 April 2022 7 February 2022
Tri Term 1, 2022 10 January 2022 17 June 2022 14 February 2022
Term 1, 2022 7 March 2022 22 April 2022 21 March 2022
Session 1, 2022 7 March 2022 8 June 2022 28 March 2022
Dual Term 2, 2022 7 March 2022 17 June 2022 4 April 2022
Term 2, 2022 2 May 2022 17 June 2022 16 May 2022
Term 3, 2022 4 July 2022 19 August 2022 18 July 2022
Session 2, 2022 4 July 2022 6 October 2022 25 July 2022
Dual Term 3, 2022 4 July 2022 14 October 2022 1 August 2022
Tri Term 2, 2022 4 July 2022 16 December 2022 8 August 2022
Term 4, 2022 29 August 2022 14 October 2022 12 September 2022
Dual Term 4, 2022 29 August 2022 16 December 2022 26 September 2022
Term 5, 2022 31 October 2022 16 December 2022 14 November 2022
Session 3, 2022–2023 31 October 2022 17 February 2023 21 November 2022

* Teaching Period End Date includes any assessment or examination periods.

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Research Census Dates

Listed below are the study periods and census dates for research awards.

Research Semester 1, 2022

Research students commencing studies from 1 January 2022 to 30 June 2022.
Census date: 29 June 2022.

Research Semester 2, 2022

Research students commencing studies from 1 July 2022 to 31 December 2022.
Census date: 30 December  2022.

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Law Summer School

Law Summer School units census dates vary depending on the unit offered and its location. Students must check individual unit census dates via My Enrolment. For more information and the units offered please refer to the Law Summer School page.

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