Deferring, suspending or cancelling the overseas student’s enrolment
This policy addresses the procedures that Imperial will follow in deferring, suspending or cancelling a student’s enrolment. The policy also covers student access to the complaints’ and appeals’ procedure if Imperial initiates a suspension or cancellation of enrolment.
Retrospective Suspension or Deferment
Imperial will not authorise and report a deferment or suspension retrospectively unless there are unusual circumstances. This may include medical emergencies or any compelling and compassionate circumstances.
A student wishing to defer an enrolment must do so prior to the commencement of the course. Students must complete an ‘Application to defer, suspend or cancel enrolment’ and submit to the Student Admissions Department.
All application for deferral documentation will be kept on the students file and DHA shall be notified via PRISMS of the decision to defer the enrolment under section 19 of the ESOS Act.
Imperial is only able to temporarily suspend the enrolment of the student on the grounds of compassionate or compelling circumstances.
Students wishing to cancel their enrolment must complete an ‘Application to defer, suspend or cancel enrolment’ and submit to the Student Admissions.
Students wishing to cancel their enrolment prior to completing 6 months of study in their principle course must provide letter of offer from an alternative provider. This is required under Standard 7 of the National Code and further information can be gained from the ‘Transfer between Providers Policy/Procedure’.
All application documentation for the cancellation will be kept on the students file and DHA shall be notified via PRISMS of the decision to cancel the enrolment as a result of the student’s request change to the overseas student’s enrolment under section 19 of the ESOS Act.
Imperial can choose to suspend a student’s enrolment as long as it is in accordance with its documented procedures. Imperial informs the students, prior to enrolment, of the grounds on which their enrolment may be suspended or cancelled.
Imperial considers following actions by student as misbehaviour:
- Bullying other students and/or staff
- Damage to the Imperial property
- Using vulgar language on campus
- Possession of drugs or firearms
- Wilfully disobeying college policies