Variation of enrolment

Change of major

After commencement of the course, a student, in the Bachelor of Commerce program, may feel that the choice of major undertaken is not suitable due to personal or academic reasons.

The current student may consider applying for a change of major by submitting a request through the Enrolment/Change of Enrolment Form to the Student Central. Approval of an application is determined by Curtin University and credit for recognised learning is re-assessed based on the new major.

Change of Major application can be submitted from Week 1 until the end of the study period for it to be effective in the following study period. For students under 18 years of age, a written consent from their parent’s or legal guardian’s must be submitted together with the Change of Major application. An appointment will be arranged to assist the student in making an informed decision by providing relevant information relating to the impact on their academic studies.

The Change of Major application will be submitted to Curtin University for assessment and approval. The student will then be informed of the outcome through email. Change of Major application is processed within 4 weeks upon submission of the Change of Major request.

For approved applications, current students who decide to proceed with the change of major will have their existing Student’s Pass cancelled and a new Student’s Pass will be lodged with Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) subject to approval. Students will also sign a new Student Contract and the existing Student Contract will be terminated. The Fee Protection Insurance of the existing course will be terminated with the insurance provider and a new insurance policy will be purchased accordingly.

For approved applications, students who decide not to proceed with the change of major, will continue with their original enrolment and course.

Leave of absence

A current student may apply for Leave of Absence, up to a maximum period of 12 months, in the case of one of the following situations:

  • no available unit for study in a study period;
  • unable to continue studies in a study period due to valid reason(s)

A current student may apply for a leave of absence at any time after enrolment and until the teaching period census date. When an application has been submitted after the census date but before the last day of unit withdrawal, a leave of absence may be considered.

Applications will be reviewed on a case by case basis. All information provided and circumstances leading to a Leave of Absence request as well as regulatory requirements will be taken into account.

An academic and financial penalty may apply depending on the time the request is submitted. Students under the age of 18 years are required to obtain their parent’s or legal guardian’s written consent prior to submission of the Leave of Absence request.

The Leave Of Absence request is completed within 4 weeks of the submission of the Application for Leave of Absence form.

Following an approved Leave of Absence, Curtin Singapore will:

  • cancel the current enrolment
  • cancel the Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) insurance policy where applicable, and the Student’s Pass (for international students)
  • send an email confirmation of the approved Leave of Absence

When approaching the end of the approved Leave of Absence, students are required to email academic@curtin.edu.sg on their intention to resume studies. International students must email at least 7 weeks prior to the expiry of their Leave of Absence.

Upon resuming their studies, student will sign a new Student Contract and the existing Student Contract for the course that the student was enrolled into will be terminated. The Fee Protection Insurance of the existing course will be terminated with the insurance provider and a new insurance policy will be purchased.

Students who do not enrol for a period of 3 study periods, without an approved Leave of Absence, will have their course status set to AWOL (Absence Without Leave).

Course withdrawal

If a current student wishes to withdraw from the course entirely, the student should indicate course withdrawal on the Enrolment/Change of Enrolment Form and make an appointment with a Student and Academic Services Officer. An interview session will be conducted prior to completion of course withdrawal formalities. Students under the age of 18 years are required to obtain their parent’s or legal guardian’s written consent prior to submission.

Following an approved course withdrawal, Curtin Singapore will:

  • cancel the current enrolment
  • terminate the existing Student Contract
  • cancel the Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) insurance policy where applicable, and Student’s Pass (for International students)
  • refund any applicable fees in accordance with the Curtin Singapore Refund Policy, upon receipt of the Application for Refund of Fees form
  • send an email confirmation of the course withdrawal
  • issue past attendance records to students who are enrolling in another course with another local institution upon request.

The course withdrawal request is processed within 4 weeks of the submission of the Enrolment/Change of Enrolment form.

The official transcript will not be issued for an incomplete course. A transcript will be provided to a student on payment of the prescribed fee.