Discontinue your course
What it means to discontinue
When you discontinue your course you are withdrawing from any units you are enrolled in and you will cease to be a student in that course.
Before your discontinue
Consider taking a short break
Rather than discontinue your course, you may like to intermit (consider taking a short break) and return to your course when you are ready to study again.
Before you make any decision, it’s best to get expert advice. We encourage you to speak with a student adviser at Student Central before you make any firm decisions.
It’s important that you are aware of your visa conditions. To comply with, and retain your visa, you must be studying a registered course in Australia.
Make your decision before census date
When you discontinue your course you will lose your Deakin email and IT access so, make sure you copy anything you need from your Deakin IT account before discontinuing.
If you decide to discontinue your course it's best to do it before any upcoming census date to avoid paying unexpected fees, and to avoid any units appearing on your academic transcript. Check the withdrawal dates that apply to you.
Apply to discontinue your course
If you've decided to discontinue your course, apply in StudentConnect. You'll be notified of the outcome by email, but please allow up to ten days for your application to be processed.
Access our free support services
We offer a range of free services that may assist you to continue with your study.