Late enrolment process and fee
If you are an onshore higher education student and you fail to enrol or take an approved leave of absence by the end of the enrolment period you will lose your place in your program.
If you miss the enrolment deadline and you still wish to continue your study in the program, you will need to make immediate contact with your school to apply for late enrolment.
- How to apply for late enrolment
- Outcome of late enrolment application
- How to enrol if your application is successful
- Late enrolment fee
- Appeals against the late enrolment fee
How to apply for late enrolment
You can apply for late enrolment by either submitting a letter or signed copy of the Application for late enrolment form (PDF 148KB 2p) to your school for consideration by the Dean/Head of School or nominee.
Your application must address why you failed to enrol or take an approved leave of absence by the close of the enrolment period and present a case as to why you should be offered a place in your program. Please ensure you include your student number and contact details in your application.
Permission to enrol or take leave of absence will be granted at the discretion of your school or college contact (provided above) or nominee, and is subject to the availability of places in your program.
Outcome of late enrolment applications
If you apply for late enrolment, you will be advised of the outcome within 10 working days. The notification will be by phone or by an email sent to your RMIT student email account.
How to enrol if your application is successful
If your application is successful and your place in the program is reinstated, an email will be sent to your RMIT student email account advising you that you are now able to enrol and that the late enrolment fee has been charged to your student account.
You should complete your enrolment as initially advised in your enrolment notification – if you were scheduled to enrol online you can do so until the last day to add courses. You should contact your school if you need academic advice to complete your enrolment.
Adding classes after the ‘last day to add’
If your approval to enrol is received after the ‘last date to add’ as listed on the important dates for students, follow the steps to add classes on the Vary your enrolment page. The relevant school will assess your application.
If your application for late enrolment is approved you must complete your enrolment before the census date. You will not be permitted to enrol after this point.
Late enrolment fee
If your application for late enrolment is approved, a late enrolment fee of $200 will be automatically applied to your account.
Appeals against the late enrolment fee
Appeals will only be considered in exceptional circumstances and in the relevant academic year.
You must submit your own appeal. Submissions from anyone else will not be considered. RMIT staff may support your appeal by supplying you with relevant evidence, documentation or a letter of support.
Please note that the following are not considered to be exceptional circumstances:
- incorrectly reading your enrolment notification
- outstanding debts to the University
- failure to allow sufficient time for payments to clear prior to enrolment deadlines.
Appeals should include the following:
- specific details of the exceptional circumstances
- supporting evidence.
The fee will only be removed if the University deems that the circumstances were serious, beyond your control and directly affected your ability to enrol by the end of the scheduled enrolment period.
How to submit an appeal
Appeals against the $200 late fee should be submitted by:
email@example.com (from your RMIT student email account)
+61 3 9925 8820
Manager, Enrolment and Student Records