Study Periods and census dates
All James Cook University subject offerings are assigned to a study period.
Each study period has a designated:
last date for addition or substitution of subjects without prior approval of subject coordinator (also the last date to enrol online into subjects in this study period)
last date for withdrawal without academic penalty
date for release of subject results
Each study period is also allocated to a teaching period. The academic year is divided into two teaching periods. Teaching Period 1 is the first six months of the year and Teaching Period 2 is the second six months of the year. Subjects with a census date prior to 1 July fall within Teaching Period 1 and subjects with a census date on or after 1 July fall within Teaching Period 2.
The final assessment for each subject will be due on or before the end date of the study period in which the subject is taught. The last two weeks of Study Periods 1 and 2 are reserved for formal examinations. The week prior to each examination period is reserved for study vacation.
The last two weeks of all other study periods are generally allocated for the completion of assessment.
Start dates and end dates:
In specific circumstances it is sometimes necessary for the teaching of a subject to start prior to the standard start date of the study period or for the subject to finish after the standard end date of the study period. In instances where this occurs, information on the non-standard start date or end date is provided online through JCU's Studyfinder. The study period census date remains fixed regardless of the actual teaching dates for a subject.