Early warning letters and getting help

The University reviews the academic progress of all students to help you successfully complete your course. If your progress is considered to be unsatisfactory, the University may intervene to help you get back on track. This can happen for a number of reasons, including:

  • passing less than 50% of units over two semesters in a row
  • failing the same compulsory unit twice
  • failing to comply with conditions imposed by the dean or by an academic progress committee.

If any of the above apply, you'll receive an early warning letter. It's really important that you don't ignore this and respond as soon as possible. Remember to use your Monash student email for all communications, even if you're encumbered.

If you fail a unit, you may get an early warning letter. There's no need to panic but it's really important not to ignore it. Seek advice from your faculty immediately. Remember, they are there to help.

If you continue to fail, you can:

  • be excluded from your course. If you're an international student, you can also
  • lose your student visa.

There's a range of things you can do to improve your study skills or lighten your load – and plenty of services that provide support.

Avoid failing another unit

To avoid failing again, you need to understand what went wrong and what you can do differently.

Got a question? Monash Connect can help