Withdrawal and Refund Policy
This Policy comes into effect upon application for enrolment and includes applications for waitlisting.
If The Sydney Summer School denies an application or withdraws a student based on an incomplete application, missing payment or incomplete documents, the relevant financial and academic penalties will apply.
How to apply for a refund
Since fees for Semester One pre-enrolments have been charged to your student fee account, your Summer School refund, if any, has been offset against your Semester One tuition fee, and you may not be eligible for a refund.
Download the application for a refund form as PDF
To apply for a refund please complete download the above form and return it to the The Summer & Winter School.
Students can withdraw from their unit of study without academic penalty and receive a full refund until the census date. However, a late withdrawal fee may apply (see below).
For a summary of these and other relevant dates, please refer to the Important Dates page.
A request for a refund is different to a request to withdraw from a subject. You must firstly withdraw from your subject before any request for refund will be processed.
To request a refund, please download and complete the Refund Application form and fax a copy to the Summer School. If you are completing the form in Excel format, you can send it as an attachment by email to email@example.com.
The major terms and conditions for the refund are stated in the Refund Application form. Please also refer to the section on "Withdrawal and refund policy"
Withdrawal and Refund Policy
- For classes commencing in December 2011, students withdrawing from a Summer School subject from 28 November 2011 to the relevant census date, will receive a refund of tuition fees but will be liable for a $250 late withdrawal fee.
- For classes commencing in January 2012, students withdrawing from a Summer School subject from 12 December 2011 to the relevant census date, will receive a refund of tuition fees but will be liable for a $250 late withdrawal fee.
- For classes commencing in late January 2012, students withdrawing form a Summer School subject between 6 January 2012 and the commencement of the class, will receive a refund of their tuition.
- Students withdrawing from a Winter School subject between 15 June 2012 and the relevant census date, will receive a refund of tuition fees but may be liable for a $250 late withdrawal fee.
- Students may withdraw from their Summer or Winter School subject(s) up until 4pm on the last day of the Teaching Period for that particular subject. However, there may be an academic penalty. The Teaching Period for purposes of this policy is defined in hours of scheduled classes from the first day through to the last day, excluding any final examination or assessment.
- Students withdrawing from a Summer or Winter School subject after 4pm on the relevant census date will receive no refund of their tuition fee.
For students withdrawing from a Summer or Winter School subject before 4.00pm on the census date, the subject will not be recorded on their academic transcript. Academic transcripts are available from the Student Centre.
Discontinuing units of study
Students may discontinue from their subject after the relevant census date until the final day of classes. In line with University of Sydney policy, students are not eligible for a refund of tuition fees and will have their subject recorded on their academic transcript.
Discontinue-Not-Fail applies if you withdraw after your census date but before half of the teaching period has passed for that subject.
Discontinue Fail applies if you withdraw after your census date and after half of the teaching period has passed, but only to the end of the teaching period. Students may not discontinue after this date.