ACADEMIC PROGRESSION

Academic Progression

Students must repeat all failed units of study or their equivalent at the first opportunity.

Academic advisers may prescribe an enrolment plan for students repeating failed units of study, taking into account the non standard study load and timetable difficulties.

Students who fail two clinical or professional fieldwork units of study will be required to meet with the Associate Dean, Work Integrated Learning, to discuss their enrolment options. Failure in two clinical or professional fieldwork units, may prevent ongoing enrolment in a professional practice course.

The Faculty reserves the right not to place a student in a clinical placement or professional experience setting where the performance, personal or professional conduct of the student does not meet the required standard, regardless of the fact that the student may be enrolled in the unit.

All students that have been identified as not meeting academic requirements should refer to policy document:
Student Academic Progression Policy.

How students are identified

The Academic Board recognises the value of reliably and efficiently monitoring the progress of students in their studies, and of having systems in place to promote the early detection of students who are making poor or unsatisfactory progress and are therefore at risk of exclusion from their award course.

The University measures a student's progression by the following triggers:

  • failure to complete successfully more than fifty percent of the total enrolled credit points for the semester just completed
  • failure to achieve an average mark of fifty or above in the award course in each semester
  • failure to complete a compulsory unit of study, field or clinical work, or practicum as appropriate
  • failure twice to pass the same unit of study
  • inability to complete their degree within the maximum permitted time while carrying a normal load

Students listed in an Academic Progression Report for a third time, or second time in the case of students enrolled in a postgraduate award course of two years or less, will be asked to show good cause why they should not be excluded from their award course.

The faculty will consider and rule on whether a student has shown good cause in accordance with Division 6 of the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000 (as amended).

Please refer to the Policy Register: Coursework Rule 2000 (as amended) for detailed information.

Process map for Academic Progression

UNDERGRADUATE 
Stage 1 - Undergraduate
Not meeting academic progression requirements
Recommendation to meet with your Academic Adviser to discuss your academic performance Complete a Staying on Track Survey. Attend a Staying on Track Information Session. Read the Student Academic Progression Policy
Stage 2 -
Undergraduate

Not meeting academic progression requirements
Required to meet with your Academic Adviser to discuss your academic performance, including enrolment changes that will assist your progression and how we can help you Complete a Staying on Track Survey. Attend a Staying on Track Information Session. Read the Student Academic Progression Policy
Stage 3 - Undergraduate
Not meeting academic progression requirements
You should respond to  your Show Good Cause letter notification via Sydney Student Portal: Sydney Student Portal.  If you fail two clinical or professional fieldwork units, you may be required to meet with the Associate Dean, Work Integrated Learning

 

POSTGRADUATE

Stage 1 -
Postgraduate 
Not meeting academic progression requirements
  Required to meet with your Academic Adviser to discuss your academic performance, including enrolment changes that will assist your progression and how we can help you    Complete a Staying on Track Survey. Attend a Staying on Track Information Session. Read the Student Academic Progression Policy
Note: stage 2, not applicable for Postgradate students

Stage 3 -

Postgraduate
Not meeting academic progression requirements

  You should respond to  your Show Good Cause letter notification via Sydney Student Portal: Sydney Student Portal.    If you fail two clinical or professional fieldwork units, you may be required to meet with the Associate Dean, Work Integrated Learning

Applicaple to both Undergraduate & Postgraduate students

REVERSION

Student has been meeting academic requirements for two consecutive years

  Removed from Academic Progression Register   If you fail academic requirements again, you will start at Stage 1. This reversion can occur between all stages

 


All students will be notified by email (Sydney account) and required to respond via Sydney Student Portal, if they do not meet the course requirements for academic progression.



Additional support for students

Students can receive support from the Student Affairs unit for assistance on Staying on Track information sessions and advice on Appeals against exclusion.