Change of Enrolment

Ways you can change your enrolment if you want to swap locations, withdraw from units or transfer between programs.

Change your program enrolment

You can apply to transfer between Macquarie Business School (MGSM) programs or to transfer between campus locations using the Graduate Transfer Application form.

Change your unit enrolment

You can change your unit enrolment prior to the start of the term via eStudent. If you wish to withdraw from a unit you can do so via eStudent prior to the census date (below).

Should you wish to withdraw after the census date the following applies:

Withdrawal after the census date

The Macquarie Business School (MGSM) Change of Enrolment Form should be submitted to request withdrawal after the census date without academic or financial penalty. Supporting documentation must be included for any waiver of academic or financial penalty to be considered.

Requests for withdrawals without penalty are assessed by the Macquarie Business School (MGSM) and Macquarie University on the basis of unavoidable disruption.

The following guidelines represent the official University definition of "unavoidable disruption of studies", and requests can generally only be accepted for disruptions covered by these guidelines. Unavoidable disruption of studies is defined as resulting from an event or set of circumstances which:

  • Could not have reasonably been anticipated, avoided or guarded against by the student
  • Were beyond the student's control
  • Caused substantial disruption to the student's capacity for effective study and for the completion of required work
  • Interfered with the otherwise satisfactory fulfilment of unit or program requirements

It is important that your supporting documentation address the above criteria in order to have the best chance of a positive outcome during the assessment. The Student Advocacy and Support Services can assist if you need advice on making an application or sourcing supporting documentation. We refer you to the withdrawal and discontinuance policy for further information.

There are two stages of the assessment:

  1. Faculty will consider a waiver of any academic penalty. If no academic penalty is applied a W (withdrawal) grade will be recorded on your academic transcript. If an academic penalty is applied an FW (fail) grade will be applied.  An email will be sent to you from Macquarie Business School (MGSM) Student Services to confirm the outcome of this stage.
  2. Your application will also be submitted to Macquarie University Office of Financial Services - Revenue Services for their assessment of the financial penalty. An email will be sent to you directly from this office to advise whether or not a financial penalty will be applied. Should a financial penalty be applied you will be liable for the tuition fees applicable to the units you have requested to be withdrawn from.

2019 census dates

Term 1Friday, 18 January 2019
Term 2Friday, 12 April 2019
Term 3Friday, 5 July 2019
Term 4Friday, 27 September 2019

Important points whens submitting a change of enrolment

  1. You may be liable for tuition fees for units withdrawn after the census date.
  2. You will be advised by email (to your MQ email address) once your request has been actioned.
  3. Your request may affect and disrupt the Syndicate groupings in the unit.
  4. Your request may affect your period of candidature and graduation.
  5. Your request may affect prerequisite requirements for subsequently enrolled units. For example, if you are enrolled in MGSM850 Strategic Frameworks and MGSM857 Competition and Strategy in Asia-Pacific, and request to withdraw from MGSM850, you will also be withdrawn from MGSM857.
Back to the top of this page