If you withdraw from a unit of study between the DC and DF deadlines, you'll receive a grade of DF. This means you are financially liable for the unit and will not receive a mark for it. It will count as a fail on your transcript but does not affect your Weighted Average Mark (WAM).
The DF deadline for a unit of study is the end of classes for that unit.
To discontinue a unit up until the DF deadline, log in to Sydney Student (go to ‘My studies’, ‘Units of study’, ‘Other options’, then ‘Discontinue from a unit of study’).
A DF grade can be a trigger for academic progression, so you may receive a warning that you haven’t made satisfactory progress in your degree.
If you experience severe and unexpected illness or misadventure after the DC date you can lodge an application for a Discontinued not to count as failure.
If you’re an international student, a DF grade will reduce your study load. You need to apply for a reduced study load, and provide the necessary supporting documents. If you are granted a reduced study load, a DF grade will be given for your unit of study.