Withdrawing – Admissions – Southern Cross University

Withdrawing from your course

Discontinuation, also known as withdrawing from your course, is a serious matter as it may impact on your student visa. It means that you no longer wish to study your course and you want to give it up permanently. There are a number of important academic dates that you need to be aware of. These dates will affect your fee liability and any refund that you may be due. Discontinuing after the census date will usually result in no refund.

Will discontinuation affect my visa?

Discontinuing form your course may result in cancellation of your student visa.
When you discontinue your course, Southern Cross University is required to cancel your CoE and advise the Department of Home Affairs that you are no longer studying. If you intend to remain in Australia, you are expected to have a new offer and CoE within 28 days of the date of the cancellation of your CoE. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of your student visa.

Note: If you intend to return to your home country after you discontinue your course at Southern Cross University, you will not require a new offer and CoE from another provider, but you should plan to leave Australia within 28 days to ensure that your student visa is not cancelled.

If you intend to transfer to another provider after you discontinue your course at Southern Cross. If you want to withdraw from your course, you will need to speak to the Student Services Team on your Campus for advice.