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• What is a trimester system?
• What is a Census Date?
• Where can I check all the important dates for the trimester?
• I have recently changed my address. Do I need to inform Deakin? How can I do it?
• What is Deakin Card?
Deakin has three teaching periods or ‘trimesters’ in a year, as compared with two teaching periods or semesters at most other universities. The majority of students at Deakin choose to study in Trimester 1 and 2. However all students have the option of also studying units during Trimester 3 over the summer period. Taking on extra subjects in Trimester 3 may mean that you complete your degree sooner. For example, an undergraduate degree with 24 credit points that would normally take three years to complete, may be able to be completed in two years. If you’re interested in studying in Trimester 3, you should look carefully at the units being offered as not all units are available in this teaching period.
A Census Date is the last date in the trimester when you can withdraw from a unit/s without incurring any financial/academic penalty. Check out the Important Dates in the Handbook to see the Census Dates for all trimesters and learn more about other important dates.
The Important Dates web page provides a list of important dates throughout the year, including trimesters and holidays, census, exams, results release and more.
Yes, it is absolutely essential that you report any change of address to the University. Deakin sends out regular correspondence to your nominated address, so it’s important that your records are up-to-date at all times. Deakin does not take responsibility for notices that you miss, simply because you have failed to update your address details. For international students, the University is also required to communicate any change in your address details to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC). Update your address details by visiting StudentConnect and clicking on the ‘update addresses’ tab.
Deakin Card is your Student Identification Card (Deakin ID) and is accepted as the only form of identity on Campus. You are required to keep it on you at all times while on Campus. Most importantly, it is also required during exams. Your Deakin Card allows you to borrow items from the Library. You can load money onto your Deakin card to pay for purchases on Campus and to pay for printing and photocopying. For more information, visit the Deakin Card website.