We understand that circumstances change, and that your studies are not always the biggest priority in your lives.
Before deciding to leave UOW, please follow the below steps. These steps are designed to provide you with tailored support throughout this process, and assist you with any questions you may have.
Step 1: Contact your Student Support Advisor
Student Support Advisers can help you with any questions you have about your studies, including providing information about academic support, or referring you to other services provided at the University or in the local community. There are Student Support Advisers available to assist students who are studying at all UOW Campuses and in all UOW Faculties.
Step 2: Consider alternative options to withdrawing
There are many options and support services in place to help you succeed. Please consider accessing as much information about how to best tailor your studies to your lifestyle before choosing to withdraw from your degree:
Leave of Absence (LOA)
If you would like to take some time off instead of ceasing studies, you can apply for a LOA period. LOA periods will be dependent on the type of student you are, i.e., Domestic or International, and the eligibility criteria outlined here.
Full-time vs Part-time study
You may wish to consider whether a change to your study-load would add value to your current experience. Changes to study loads differ for Domestic, International and sponsored students, learn more about study loads and eligibility criteria.
UOW support services
There are a range of services and support available to you as a UOW student, these include academic and personal support, as well as help transitioning into study and beyond.
Step 3: Complete our UOW exit survey
We would like to hear about your experiences at UOW, your reasons behind choosing to leave, and any feedback you may have for us to improve our student offerings in the future. Before (or following) withdrawing, please complete our quick exit survey online.
Step 4: Withdraw from all subjects in SOLS
You must withdraw from all of your enrolled subjects in SOLS before UOW will register you as a withdrawn student. Find out more information on how to withdraw from subjects.
If you decide to leave UOW, your next steps will depend on whether you are a Domestic or International student.
Please read and consider the following domestic or international student information carefully.