In order to help students at risk of failing their course, the faculty reviews academic performance at the end of each semester. Students are at risk if they have:
- failed the same core unit twice; and /or
- passed less than 50% of credit points in which the student is enrolled
If the faculty deems you to have unsatisfactory academic progress you will receive an early warning letter. The purpose of an early warning letter is to:
- warn that you have breached, or may breach the faculty academic progress rules;
- inform you of the free support services available; and
- encourage you to take steps to improve your academic performance.
The faculty also sends 'at risk' letters if you have failed one unit.
End of year assessment
If you have unsatisfactory academic progress at the end of semester two, you will be sent a notice of referral letter. The purpose of notice of referral letter is to:
- inform you that the faculty academic progress rules have been breached;
- notify you that you will be considered for exclusion
- inform you about the support services available
If you receive a notice of referral letter you will be required to submit a written response indicating whether you intend to meet with the academic progress committee or plan to withdraw from your course. Upon meeting with the committee, one of the following decisions will be reached:
- permission to continue studies with recommendations;
- permission to continue studies, with a condition placed on enrolment; or
- exclusion from the course.
The faculty also sends at risk letters and intervention letters at this time.
If your results at a deferred exam are also unsatisfactory, you may have to attend the faculty's second round of academic progress hearings.