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Important Dates for Applications and Enrolments

Important administrative dates for University of Canberra students, including application and enrolment dates, census dates, and graduation ceremony dates.

Public Holidays listed below are for the Australian Capital Territory and obtained from the ACT Government Daylight Saving and Public Holidays in the ACT website.

Disclaimer: The information available on this page is correct at time of publication, and is updated regularly. Please ensure you re-visit this site to confirm important dates.

JAN | FEB | MAR | APR | MAY | JUN | JUL | AUG | SEP | OCT | NOV | DEC

January 2021

Friday 1 January Public Holiday - New Year's Day
Monday 4 January University opens for 2021
Friday 8 January Census Date for Summer Semester 2020/21
  Last day to pay Summer Semester tuition fees without a late fee
  Last day to add Summer Semester units with lecturer approval (late fee may apply)
  Last day to pay your HECS-HELP or Tuition fees for Summer Semester (late fees may apply)
  Last day to submit a FEE-HELP assistance form for Summer Semester
  Last day to submit a HECS-HELP form for Summer Semester
  Last day to withdraw from Summer Semester units without a WD grade and incurring a HECS-HELP or tuition fee liability
TBA Course Advice Day
Tuesday 26 January Public Holiday (observed) - Australia Day
Friday 29 JanuarySummer Semester Teaching Period ends

February 2021

Monday 1 February Semester 1 Orientation Week Begins
Monday 8 February Semester 1 teaching period begins
Friday 12 February Fees and Payments Due Date for Semester 1
  Last day to pay Semester 1 fees without a late fee
Friday 12 February Last day to add Semester 1 units via MyUC without lecturer approval

March 2021

Friday 5 March Census date for Semester 1
  Last day to add Semester 1 units with lecturer approval (late enrolment fee may apply)
  Last day to withdraw from Semester 1 units without a WD grade and incurring a HECS-HELP or tuition fee liability
  Last day to request intermission (leave of absence)
  Last day to discontinue your studies without academic or financial penalty
Monday 8 March Public Holiday - Canberra Day
TBA Last day to nominate for Semester 1 and Winter Term course completion for September Graduation Ceremonies
Monday 29 MarchSemester 1 Class Free period begins (Week 8)

April 2021

TBA

Conferral of Awards
Friday 2 April Last day to withdraw from semester 1 units with a WD grade listed on your academic record (HECS-HELP or tuition fee liability will be incurred)
Friday 2 AprilPublic Holiday - Good Friday
Monday 5 April Public Holiday - Easter Monday
Tuesday 6 AprilClasses resume for Semester 1
Tuesday 13 April Semester 1 Examination timetable released to staff and students
Monday 19 -  Friday 23 AprilGraduation Ceremonies
Monday  26 April Public Holiday (declared) - ANZAC Day

May 2021

Friday 07 May Semester 1 teaching period ends
Monday 10 May Semester 1 examination period begins
Saturday 22 May Semester 1 examination period ends
TBASemester 1 Deferred Examination period 
Monday 31 MayPublic Holiday - Reconciliation Day

June 2021

Tuesday 2 June Winter Term teaching period begins 
 Semester 1 Results released on MyUC and via SMS to a nominated mobile phone
 Unit conveners available for student review of results consultation
Friday 4 June Fees and Payments Due Date for Winter Term
  Last day to pay Winter Term fees without a late fee
  Last day to add Winter Term units via MyUC without a late fee or lecturer approval
Monday 7 JuneDeferred Examination period begins
Saturday 12 JuneDeferred Examination period ends
Friday 11 JuneCensus date for Winter Term
  Last day to submit a FEE-HELP assistance form for Winter Term
  Last day to add Winter Term units with lecturer approval (late fee may apply)
  Last day to submit a HECS-HELP form for Winter Term
  Last day to pay tuition fees, the Student Contribution Amount (HECS) up-front and the Student Amenities and Services Fee (SSAF)
  Last day to submit a SA-HELP form (for Domestic Australian Citizens - this form can still be submitted but you cannot receive SA-HELP for the Winter Term)
Monday 14 June Public Holiday - Queen's Birthday

July 2021

Friday 09 JulyLast day to withdrawal from Winter Term units without a NW (fail) grade listed on the academic record (HECS-HELP or tuition fee liability will be incurred)
Friday 16 July                                                     Winter Term teaching period ends
Monday 19 JulyWinter Term online examination period begins
Monday 26 JulySemester 2 Orientation Week begins
Saturday 31 JulyWinter Term examination period ends

August 2021

TBAWinter Term Deferred Examination period
Monday 2 August   Semester 2 teaching period begins
Friday 6 August Fees and Payments Due for Semester 2
  Last day to pay Semester 2 fees without a late fee
Monday 9 August Winter Term results released on MyUC and via SMS to a nominated mobile phone
Monday 9 August Deferred Examination period begins
Saturday 14 AugustDeferred Examination period ends
Friday 27 August Census date for Semester 2
  Last day to pay your HECS-HELP or Tuition fees for Semester 2 (late fees may apply)
  Last day to add Semester 2 units with lecturer approval (late fee may apply)
  Last day to submit a FEE-HELP assistance form for Semester 2
  Last day to submit a HECS-HELP form for Semester 2
  Last day to submit a SA-HELP form or pay SSAF for Semester 2
  Last day to withdraw from Semester 2 units without a WD grade and incurring a HECS-HELP or tuition fee liability
  Last day to submit a Semester 2 Scholarship application

September 2021

TBA Last day to nominate for Semester 2 course completion for March 2021 Graduation Ceremonies
TBAConferral of Awards
Monday 20 SeptemberSemester 2 class free period begins (Week 8)
Tuesday 21 -  Friday 24 SeptemberGraduation Ceremonies
Friday 24 SeptemberLast day to withdraw from semester 1 units with a WD grade listed on your academic record (HECS-HELP or tuition fee liability will be incurred)
Monday 27 September Classes resume for Semester 2

October 2021

Monday 4 October                                  Public Holiday - Labour Day
Friday 29 OctoberSemester 2 teaching period ends
  Stone Day

November 2021

Monday 1 November                        Semester 2 examination period begins
Saturday 13 NovemberSemester 2 Examination period ends
TBASemester 2 Deferred Examination period 
Friday 19 NovemberLast day to apply for 2022 UC Honours Scholarships
Monday 22 NovemberSemester 2 results released on MyUC and via SMS to a nominated mobile phone
Monday 29 DecemberDeferred Examination period begins
Tuesday 30 NovemberSummer Semester 2021/22 Teaching period begins

December 2021

Saturday 4 DecemberDeferred Examination period ends
Friday 24 December 2pm          University closes for 2021 and reopens Monday 3 January 2022
Saturday 25 DecemberPublic Holiday - Christmas Day
Monday 27 DecemberPublic Holiday (additional) - Boxing Day