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What does the last withdrawal via eStudent/academic penalty date mean?

The academic penalty date or last withdrawal eStudent (this is called the last withdrawal via Open Universities Australia for students studying through Open Universities Australia), is the last date you are able to withdraw from units within that study period.
If you withdraw from a unit any time between the census date and the academic penalty date, you are liable for the full tuition fees of the unit/s, however you will not be academically penalised. If you withdraw from a unit during this window, you will have a ‘WD’ for withdrawn recorded against the unit.
If you have experienced an adverse and unexpected event that has had a significant impact on your studies and created a need for you to withdraw from a unit after the academic penalty date, you will need to lodge an application for a refund and remission of fees to withdraw.

View the academic calendar on the Curtin website for these dates. Ensure you select the relevant study period for your course when viewing the calendar. 
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Updated 22/09/2021 09.09 AM