Dear Abe,

I thought I picked some good subjects this semester, but I just can’t understand the teacher in 2 of my subjects. Nothing is happening that is wrong in my life, I’m just don’t understand what they are saying and I’m not actually that interested in the topics. Is there a way I can withdraw from them without having to pay for them or is too late?

Thanks
Trying


Dear Trying,

The deadline for Discontinuing without Failing a subject (DC) is Saturday 24th April. If you are a domestic student, you can go do this through Sydney Student. If you are an international student, the process is a bit more complex, and you will be required to show that you need to reduce your study load. Go to https://www.sydney.edu.au/students/reduced-study-load.html for details.

Any subject that you are enrolled in after the census date (31st March) is billable, whether through fees or HECS. If there is a compelling reason that you need to drop the subject now, like unexpected illness or misadventure, you could apply for a remission of HECS or a refund of fees. You will need documentation to support your claim. If you need help with this, ask an SRC caseworker by emailing help@src.usyd.edu.au.

If you are on a Centrelink payment, or a student visa, talk to an SRC caseworker before dropping to part time study, as this will affect your student status.


More information on Discontinuing a subject…

Discontinue not fail (DC)

Guide to withdrawing or discontinuing