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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 study period at Southern Cross University has a census date. The following census dates apply to any unit studied in the following study 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).

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 3-session calendar. Other students study in our 6-study-period calendar.

Important: The census dates listed are effective at 12 midnight NSW time
2019 Census Dates — 3 Sessions per year
SessionStart DateEnd Date*Census Date
Session 1 4 March 2019 14 June 2019 25 March 2019
Session 2 8 July 2019 18 October 2019 29 July 2019
Session 3 4 November 2019 21 February 2020 25 November 2019
2019 Census Dates — 6 Study Periods per year
Study PeriodStart DateEnd Date*Census Date
Study Period 1 7 January 2019 21 February 2019 21 January 2019
Study Period 2 4 March 2019 18 April 2019 18 March 2019
Study Period 3 29 April 2019 13 June 2019 13 May 2019
Study Period 4 8 July 2019 22 August 2019 22 July 2019
Study Period 5 2 September 2019 17 October 2019 16 September 2019
Study Period 6 4 November 2019 19 December 2019 18 November 2019
2020 Census Dates — 3 Sessions per year
SessionStart DateEnd Date*Census Date
Session 1 2 March 2020 12 June 2020 23 March 2020
Session 2 6 July 2020 16 October 2020 27 July 2020
Session 3 2 November 2020 19 February 2021 23 November 2020
2020 Census Dates — 6 Study Periods per year
Study PeriodStart DateEnd Date*Census Date
Study Period 1 6 January 2020 20 February 2020 20 January 2020
Study Period 2 2 March 2020 16 April 2020 16 March 2020
Study Period 3 27 April 2020 11 June 2020 11 May 2020
Study Period 4 6 July 2020 20 August 2020 20 July 2020
Study Period 5 31 August 2020 15 October 2020 14 September 2020
Study Period 6 2 November 2020 17 December 2020 16 November 2020

* Study 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, 2019

Research students commencing studies from 1 January 2019 to 30 June 2019.
Census date: 31 March 2019.

Research Semester 2, 2019

Research students commencing studies from 1 July 2019 to 31 December 2019.
Census date: 31 August 2019.

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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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