(This message has been approved by the Academic Registrar for transmission to all students enrolled in courses delivered in Semester 2, 2013.)

We hope your studies this semester have been progressing well. University study can be challenging and personal circumstances can impact on your ability to study. If you are concerned about your academic performance and do not think you can successfully continue your enrolment in a course, you can withdraw from semester 2 courses via mySI-net on or before 30 September 2013. (http://www.uq.edu.au/myadvisor/index.html?page=2970).
 
If you decide to withdraw from a course, a grade of 'W' will be shown on your studies report, but not on your official academic transcript. A 'W' does not contribute to your grade point average, however, you will retain financial liability for the courses you have dropped.
 
If you have special circumstances that might justify the removal of financial liability, you can apply for this separately http://www.uq.edu.au/myadvisor/removal-financial-liability
 
If your circumstances change after 30 September and you believe you have grounds to withdraw without academic penalty before your results are finalised for the semester (such as the onset of serious illness), you can apply in writing to your faculty, requesting withdrawal. You must apply as soon as possible and provide documentation (such as a medical certificate) to support your application.
 
You should contact staff in your faculty, school or Student Services for advice prior to making any enrolment changes. Before you make a final decision, stop and consider the implications, particularly if you are an international student who has student visa obligations.