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Intermission refers to the suspension of studies up to a maximum of 12 months whilst keeping a place in the course. Please note intermission is normally granted for a maximum period of 12 months throughout the duration of a course.
Students who wish to intermit their studies for financial, health or other reasons should discuss their request with their Enrolment Officer.
International students are also required to make an appointment with an International Student Adviser (ISA) to discuss Intermission. Click here for ISA Contact details. To apply for Intermission, please login to StudentConnect. Before applying, please see our online guide (422 KB). If you have any problems applying online, please use our Enrolment Variation form (108 KB) instead.
The outcome of an application for intermission may be confirmed by clicking on View course in StudentConnect. Ten working days should be allowed for the application to be processed.
In order to avoid financial and academic penalties it is necessary to adhere to the deadlines published in the Important Dates. Students should note that if they intermit from a course after census date, they will be liable for the full amount of their fees including student contributions and tuition fees.
It is advisable to discuss information with a careers counsellor at the University to plan and make full benefit of the period of intermission.
Withdrawing from a course of study is a serious matter. We recommend you discuss the issue before withdrawing with a student counsellor, Enrolment Officer or a career counsellor who will be able to advise on alternative study or career options.
Sometimes students discontinue due to financial or personal reasons and Deakin offers counselling and financial assistance or advice which may help you continue studying.
Visit the Division of Student Life or your Faculty for further information.
If you decide to discontinue your studies, you should apply online through StudentConnect. Please see our online guide (389 KB) before applying to discontinue from your course. When you apply online, please allow 10 days for processing, and you will be emailed a confirmation once this has been processed.
Domestic students should note that if they discontinue after the Census date, they will be liable for the full amount of their fees including any student contributions and tuition fees.
International tuition fee-paying students should note that they may be liable for a retention fee if they discontinue from their studies (refer to the Important Dates section to determine when retention fee rates increase).