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Throughout your studies, Student Central can assist you with your academic and administrative needs.

At USC, we are here to help you succeed. Study and personal support is available to all international students.

  • USC Student Central
    • USC Student Wellbeing
      • USC International
        • USC Student Assistance Line - After Hours Assistance
          • English language support
            • Disability support services
              • USC Student Guild

At times, you may need to make changes to your enrolment at USC. The information below gives you an overview of your options.

  • Changing your start date
    • Suspending your studies (Taking a break)
      • Extending your studies
        • Changing your program
          • Withdrawing from your studies
            • Transferring to another provider

Note, this information is for coursework students only. Students enrolled in a Higher Degree by Research should refer to HDR candidature.

As a USC student, the University monitors your academic performance to ensure you are moving toward successful completion of your program requirements.

If you are an international student on a Student visa you must maintain satisfactory course progress and complete your program within the standard duration. There may be serious consequences for your Student visa if you do not meet minimum academic requirements and make satisfactory progress.

  • What is satisfactory academic progress?
  • What should I do if I think I am not making satisfactory progress?
  • What happens if I fail?
  • What happens if I am identified for monitored enrolment?
  • What happens if I am excluded?
  • Completing within the standard course duration
  • Can I change my study load if I am not coping with full time studies?
  • What should I do to make sure I meet the conditions of my Student visa?
  • Other Student visa obligations

As a Student visa holder it is important to be aware of your obligations and important Student visa conditions. In addition to the requirement of maintaining satisfactory course progress (see 'Academic progress' tab), please ensure you are familiar with the below:

  • Contact hours and study commitment
  • Contact number and local address
  • Official USC communication
    • Circumstances in which personal information may be shared
    • Deferring, cancelling or suspending your enrolment
    • Students with school-aged children – Obligations and options
    • Student Grievance Resolution - Governing Policy and associated procedures
    • Student Fees and Charges - Governing Policy and Student Fees, Charges and Refunds - Procedures
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