If you're going to defer, you don't need to enrol.

Before you apply to defer

Be aware that courses are under continual review. If you apply to defer, your course may be revised, discontinued or cease to be accredited during your deferment. If this happens, we'll make every attempt to provide the original program. If this isn't possible, we reserve the right to offer you a place in an equivalent or near-equivalent course.

Who can defer?

Subject to your College's deferment rules, you can defer if:

If you have completed and obtained results for a subject/s, or the census date has passed for any of the subject/s you're enrolled in, you can apply for a Leave of Absence if you're experiencing significant difficulties in your personal or academic life – be it financial, emotional, medical, employment or study-related.

How to defer

2017 Semester 1 deferral approval table

Undergraduate

The below table shows undergraduate courses that can be deferred, by discipline and the length of deferral.

Note: Anyone seeking deferral outside the relevant discipline guidelines should contact ASK La Trobe. You will need to formally request an extension outlining the rationale and provide supporting documentation (if relevant) for consideration. These requests are generally only considered for extenuating circumstances.

Discipline/College 6 months (until Semester 2, 2017) 1 year (until Semester 1, 2018) Not allowed in 2017
Law and Business (ASSC) All courses, except graduate entry law in Bendigo  All courses  
Humanities and Social Sciences (ASSC) All courses, except these Bachelor's courses:
ABCAB and ABCAM: Creative Arts
All courses  

Education
(ASSC)

Only the following courses:
EBEL: B.Early Learning (which is only available for mid-year intake)
EBECB, EBECP: B.Early Childhood and Primary Education
EBEDP, EBEDPB, EBEDPM: B.Education (Primary)
EBEDS, EBEDSB, EDEDSM: B.Education (Secondary)
EBTE, EBTEB: B.Technology Education
All courses
Except EBEL: B.Early Learning
 
Health Sciences (SHE) No courses . All courses, except HZHSDD HZHSDD: Bachelor of Health Science in Dentistry/Master of Dentistry
Sciences & Engineering (SHE)

Only the following courses:
SBPS, SBPSW, SBPSB: B.Psychological Science
SBAG, SBAGW: B.Ag Sciences
SBAVB: B.Animal&Vet
SBBIOW, SBBIS, SBBISW: B.Biosciences, B.Biological Sciences
STBSW, SBSB, SBS: B.Science
SBSSOW, SBSSOB, SBSSO: B.Science and Society
SBIT: B.Information Technology
SHBIY: B.Info Syst (Hons)
SCBC: B.Comp Science
SHCS : B.Comp Science (Hons)
SHINT: B.Info Tech (Hons)
SBATE: B.Agriculture and Technology
SHENG, SHENGB: B.Engineering (Honours)
SHCE, SHCEB: B.Civil Engineering (Honours)

All courses  

Postgraduate

The below table shows postgraduate courses that can be deferred, by discipline and the length of deferral.

Note: Anyone seeking deferral outside the relevant discipline guidelines should contact ASK La Trobe. You will need to formally request an extension outlining the rationale and provide supporting documentation (if relevant) for consideration. These requests are generally only considered for extenuating circumstances.

Discipline/College 6 months – (until Semester 2, 2017) 1 year (until Semester 1, 2018) Not allowed in 2017
Law and Business (ASSC)             All courses All courses LMLGBL (M Laws in Global Business Law); LMLI (M of Laws International); LGL (Grad Dip in Law)
Humanities and Social Sciences (ASSC) All courses All courses  
Education
(ASSC)
Only the following courses:
RMSE – M.Special Education;
EDMEC – M.Education – Melbourne;
EDMELC – M.Educational Leadership and Management - Melbourne
EMTCP, EMTCPB, EMTCPW: M.Teaching (Primary)
EMTCS, EMTCSB, EMTCSW: M.Teaching (Secondary)
All courses 
Health Sciences (SHE) No courses Only the following courses: HZMBHA, HMESHD, HMHA, HMHADE, HMHS, HMPHC, HZPHHA, HZHPHID 
Sciences & Engineering (SHE)Only the following courses: SMCSC, SMIT, SMITCN, SMICT, SMELE, SMTNE, SGEE No courses  

Need help deferring?

Call: 1300 LA TROBE (1300 52 87623). International students call: (+61 3) 9479 1199.

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