How to Drop a Course (subject)

If you decide you no longer want to take a course that you've enrolled in you can drop it. When you drop a course you are completely withdrawing from all lectures, tutorials, labs etc. that you have enrolled in for that course. 

There are several deadlines you need to be aware of when considering dropping a course. Please check and consider these deadlines before you change your enrolment.

International students please note:
It's a condition of your student visa that you be enrolled in 48 units of credit (UOC) in a year and at least 12 UOC in a term. If there are reasons why you cannot study 48 UOC in a year or 12 UOC a term you will need to apply to reduce your study load.

How to drop a course

Remember to check and consider these deadlines before you change your enrolment.

Drop a Course via myUNSW

Sign on to myUNSW and go to the My Student Profile tab > My Student Services channel > Enrolment > Update your Enrolment. Select the semester, then select Drop for the relevant course.

myUNSW doesn't allow you to drop all the courses in your enrolment basket - you must still be enrolled in at least one course (except for Summer Term). If you do want to drop all the courses you've enrolled in so far, just leave one, then enrol in a new course, then go back and drop the last course.

How to drop all courses (leave your program)

myUNSW does not permit dropping of all courses. To drop all courses, you will need to apply for either:

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