Academic progress

If you’re struggling to keep up with your studies, we won’t just let you slip through the cracks. We have a strategy in place to identify students who are at risk of missing progress milestones in their course – and we give them the support they need to succeed.

For more information about how this strategy works, you can read the Monash Business School Academic Progress Policy.

Early warning letters

If you fail one or more units in a semester, this is the first step we’ll take to help get things back on track. The letter will have information about where to find support, and recommend that you speak with a Course Advisor about managing your study load.

It’s important that you act on an early warning letter if you ever receive one, to avoid breaching Academic Progress Rules further or being referred to the Academic Progress Committee.

Mid year review

We’ll review your academic progress after each semester. At the mid year point, we’ll assess how you’re going overall. You’ll need to attend a meeting to discuss your progress if you fail:

  • A compulsory unit twice
  • To comply with conditions placed on your enrolment (based on an End of Year academic progress review, or as directed by the Dean)
  • More than 50% of your enrolment after 2 semesters
  • More than 50% of your enrolment after being enrolled for two-thirds or more of the maximum period of your course.

End of year review

At the end of each year, we review the academic performance of every Monash Business School student. If you’re falling behind, we may:

  • Allow you to continue your studies as usual
  • Set conditions for your continued enrolment (you’ll receive a letter about this)
  • Send a Notice of Referral, which you’ll need to respond to with reasons why you shouldn’t be excluded from the Faculty.

Getting support throughout the process

Coping with academic progress issues can be difficult, so it’s important to reach out for support when you need it. Student Rights Officers offer independent advocacy, advice and assistance for students in these circumstances. They can help you write responses, prepare for a hearing and accompany you for support.

The University also has a number of Support Services that may be helpful throughout the APC Process.

Contact the Academic Progress Committee