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Census dates calendar

What is a census date?

The census date is the date when we finalise your enrolment. This means:

  • it is the date when you become liable for fees for the units you are enrolled in
  • it is the last day you can discontinue a subject without seeing the words ‘withdrawn’ on your academic record

If you discontinue a unit after the census date, your academic record will show withdrawn or withdrawn fail. Please make sure that you understand how these dates – and your actions of cancellation or withdrawal after these dates – can affect your academic record. To understand how discontinuation dates can affect your fees and academic record, read more here about academic and financial penalties.

Archive of 2017 Census Dates

Standard census dates for the most common teaching periods

Teaching periodCodeTeaching period start date‘Withdrawn no load’ startsCensus date‘Withdrawn late’ starts‘Withdrawn fail’ startsTeaching period end date
Academic penalty for some teaching periods onlyAcademic & financial penalties apply
Last day to discontinue units
Semester oneS1-0126/02/201831/03/201801/04/201801/05/201825/05/2018
Semester twoS2-0123/07/201821/08/201831/08/201801/09/201825/09/201819/10/2018
Full-yearFY-0126/02/201801/04/201830/04/201801/05/201831/07/201819/10/2018
Summer/winter unit dates may vary from those below. Confirm with Student Administration.
Summer semester A (MSA)SA-ZA-0201/11/201831/12/201801/01/201931/01/201915/02/2018
Summer semester ASSA-0201/11/201831/12/201801/01/201931/01/201915/02/2018
Summer semester BSSB-0101/01/201815/01/201816/01/201830/01/201816/02/2018
Winter semesterWS-0118/06/201830/06/201801/07/201810/07/201813/07/2018

 

Census dates for 2018 teaching periods (sorted A-Z)

Teaching periodCodeTeaching period start date‘Withdrawn no load’ startsCensus date‘Withdrawn late’ starts‘Withdrawn fail’ startsTeaching period end date
Academic penalty applies to some teaching periods onlyAcademic & financial penalties apply
Last day to discontinue units
Full-year teaching periodFY-0126/02/201801/04/201830/04/201801/05/201831/07/201819/10/2018
Full-year teaching period (MSA PG)FY-ZA-0122/01/201820/02/201830/04/201801/05/201814/08/201823/11/2018
February teaching period (MSA)FEB-ZA-0203/02/201813/02/201814/02/201826/02/201809/03/2018
March teaching period (MSA)MAR-ZA-0210/03/201819/03/201820/03/201801/04/201813/04/2018
April teaching period (MSA)APR-ZA-0221/04/201830/04/201831/03/201813/05/201825/05/2018
May teaching period (MSA)MAY-ZA-0226/05/201804/06/201805/06/201817/06/201829/06/2018
July teaching period (MSA)JUL-ZA-0214/07/201823/07/201824/07/201805/08/201817/08/2018
August teaching period (MSA)AUG-ZA-0218/08/201827/08/201828/08/201809/09/201821/09/2018
October teaching period (MSA)OCT-ZA-0229/09/201807/10/201808/10/201824/10/201802/11/2018
November teaching period (MSA)NOV-ZA-0203/11/201812/11/201813/11/201825/11/201807/12/2018
Research Q1 (MSA)RES-ZA-Q101/01/201831/03/201831/03/2018
Research Q2 (MSA)RES-ZA-Q201/04/201830/06/201830/06/2018
Research Q3 (MSA)RES-ZA-Q301/07/201830/09/201830/09/2018
Research Q4 (MSA)RES-ZA-Q401/10/201831/12/201831/12/2018
Research Q1RES-Q101/01/201831/03/201831/03/2018
Research Q2RES-Q201/04/201830/06/201830/06/2018
Research Q3RES-Q301/07/201830/09/201830/09/2018
Research Q4RES-Q401/10/201831/12/201831/12/2018
Semester 1S1-0126/02/201831/03/201801/04/201801/05/201825/05/2018
Semester 1 (MSA UG)S1-ZA-0226/02/201831/03/201801/04/201801/05/201825/05/2018
Semester 1 (MSA PG)S1-ZA-0122/01/201820/02/201831/03/201801/04/201801/05/201822/06/2018
Semester 2S2-0123/07/201821/08/201831/08/201801/09/201825/09/201819/10/2018
Semester 2 (MSA UG)S2-ZA-0223/07/201821/08/201831/08/201801/09/201825/09/201819/10/2018
Semester 2 (MSA PG)S2-ZA-0125/06/201824/07/201831/08/201801/09/201802/10/201823/11/2018
Summer semester A (MSA)SA-ZA-0201/11/201831/12/201801/01/201931/01/201915/02/2019
Summer semester B (MSA)SB-ZA-0201/01/201815/01/201816/01/201830/01/201816/02/2018
Summer semester ASSA-0201/11/201831/12/201801/01/201931/01/201915/02/2019
Summer semester BSSB-0101/01/201815/01/201816/01/201830/01/201816/02/2018
Term 1 (MSA)T1-ZA-5701/01/201815/02/201816/02/201805/03/201831/03/2018
Term 2 (MSA)T2-ZA-5701/04/201830/04/201801/05/201803/06/201830/06/2018
Term 3 (MSA)T3-ZA-5701/07/201831/08/201801/09/201802/09/201830/09/2018
Term 4 (MSA)T4-ZA-5701/10/201831/10/201801/11/201803/12/201831/12/2018
Term 1T1-5701/01/201830/01/201815/02/201816/02/201827/02/201831/03/2018
Term 2T2-5701/04/201830/04/201801/05/201829/05/201830/06/2018
Term 3T3-5701/07/201830/07/201831/08/201801/09/201811/09/201830/09/2018
Term 4T4-5701/10/201831/10/201801/11/201827/11/201831/12/2018
Trimester 1T1-5808/01/201806/02/201815/02/201816/02/201803/04/201811/05/2018
Trimester 2T2-5814/05/201812/06/201830/06/201801/07/201824/07/201817/08/2018
Trimester 3T3-5820/08/201818/09/201830/09/201801/10/201806/11/201807/12/2018
Trimester ATRI-A-2905/03/201818/03/201831/03/201801/04/201807/05/201825/05/2018
Trimester BTRI-B-2925/06/201808/07/201831/07/201801/08/201807/09/201814/09/2018
Trimester CTRI-C-2912/11/201825/11/201815/11/201816/11/201821/01/201901/02/2019
Winter semesterWS-0118/06/201830/06/201801/07/201810/07/201813/07/2018

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