The New Academic Progression Policy

The new Academic Progression Policy will take effect from session 1, 2017. This new policy will support students through their studies. At the end of each study period students will receive advice on their academic standing, and what to do to improve their performance, if required.

The Six levels of Academic Standing – what do they  mean?

  1. Satisfactory – continue to pass 51% or more of attempted load in a period.
  2. Academic Caution – if a student has not passed 51% or more of their attempted load, they’ll be notified that they are ‘at risk’ and are advised to seek support.
  3. Conditional Enrolment – if a student has not passed 51% or more of their attempted load over two study periods, they will be required to seek academic advice in order to continue with their enrolment.
  4. Suspension –if a student has not passed 51% or more of their attempted load over three study periods, they will be suspended for two study periods.
  5. Probation – following return from Suspension, a student will be required to seek academic advice, and will be on probation for one study period.
  6. Exclusion – if a student has not passed 51% or more of their attempted load whilst on Probation, they will be excluded from the University for two years. In order to return to study at Macquarie the student will be required to apply for re-admission.

Students who would have been excluded under the current minimum rate of progress or unduly long time provisions of the General Coursework Rules at the end of session 2, 2016 will no longer be excluded. These will be identified and supported accordingly.

The new Policy and Procedure along with the attached Identification and Support Model are available on the Policy Central site.

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