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
2017 Census Dates — 3 Sessions per year
SessionStart DateEnd Date*Census Date
Session 1 27 February 2017 10 June 2017 20 March 2017
Session 2 10 July 2017 21 October 2017 31 July 2017
Session 3 6 November 2017 10 February 2018 27 November 2017
2017 Census Dates — 6 Study Periods per year
Study PeriodStart DateEnd Date*Census Date
Study Period 1 27 February 2017 13 April 2017 13 March 2017
Study Period 2 24 April 2017 8 June 2017 8 May 2017
Study Period 3 10 July 2017 24 August 2017 24 July 2017
Study Period 4 4 September 2017 19 October 2017 18 September 2017
Study Period 5 30 October 2017 14 December 2017 13 November 2017
Study Period 6 27 December 2017 9 February 2018 12 January 2018
2018 Census Dates — 3 Sessions per year
SessionStart DateEnd Date*Census Date
Session 1 5 March 2018 15 June 2018 26 March 2018
Session 2 2 July 2018 12 October 2018 23 July 2018
Session 3 29 October 2018 22 February 2019 19 November 2018
2018 Census Dates — 6 Study Periods per year
Study PeriodStart DateEnd Date*Census Date
Study Period 1 8 January 2018 22 February 2018 22 January 2018
Study Period 2 5 March 2018 19 April 2018 19 March 2018
Study Period 3 30 April 2018 14 June 2018 14 May 2018
Study Period 4 2 July 2018 16 August 2018 16 July 2018
Study Period 5 27 August 2018 11 October 2018 10 September 2018
Study Period 6 29 October 2018 13 December 2018 12 November 2018

* 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, 2017

Research students commencing studies from 1 January 2017 to 30 June 2017.

Research Semester 2, 2017

Research students commencing studies from 1 July 2017 to 31 December 2017.

Census Date: The first university working day after 20% of the individual student's combined teaching and assessment period has elapsed.

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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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