Progression rules

The following information is a summary of the key progression requirements. Full information regarding progression requirements is available in the Progression and Unsatisfactory Academic Progress policy

At risk

At risk of conditional enrolment: fail 50% or more of credit points in last six months

If you fail 50% or more of the credit points attempted in the previous six months of enrolment you are identified as being at risk. This means you have failed a progression rule that could lead to sanctions in future sessions.

You will receive advice from us that you are 'at risk' of being placed on conditional enrolment.

At risk of exclusion: at risk during or after conditional enrolment

If you have been placed on conditional enrolment and you pass less than 50% of credit points attempted in a six month period (during your conditional enrolment or after it), you will be at risk of exclusion from the University.

You will be notified by the University you are encouraged to discuss your future study plans with the Counselling Service and your Director of Academic Program.

Multiple failure of units

Being 'at risk' of exclusion for a multiple failure of units means that you have failed the same unit, or its equivalent on two separate occasions which could lead to sanctions in future sessions.

You will receive advice from us that you are 'at risk' of being excluded for a 12 month period.

Conditional enrolment

Pass less than 50% of credit points in last 12 months of enrolment

If you pass less than 50% of credit points attempted over a 12 month period of enrolment you will be placed on conditional enrolment in a reduced study load for the following 12 months, provided you have not been on conditional enrolment before.

If you are a full time student the reduced study load must not exceed 30 credit points, or 10 credit points for a part time student, in each of the Autumn and Spring Sessions.

You are not permitted to enrol in other sessions while on conditional enrolment.

If you have been placed on conditional enrolment but have an approved leave of absence, your conditional enrolment will take place once your leave of absence has finished. You should consult with your Academic Course Advisor or Director of Academic Program prior to completing your re-enrolment for additional assistance with study planning.

You have the right of appeal against conditional enrolment.

Exclusion

Please refer to the Progression and Unsatisfactory Academic Progress policy to view progression rules and in particular information about implications of studying at other institutions while on exclusion.

Pass less than 50% of credit points in 12 months of enrolment, having previously completed a period of conditional enrolment

If you have previously been on conditional enrolment and you pass less than 50% of credit points attempted in any subsequent 12 month period of enrolment, you will be excluded for the following 12 months.

This means your enrolment is cancelled for 12 months and you cannot continue in your course, nor can you transfer to another course or undertake non-award study. During the exclusion period you will not have access to University premises or facilities. Access to Western Sydney University systems, including your student email account, will cease after 90 days from the date of your exclusion. You will not be granted Advanced Standing (academic credit) for units completed at another university or tertiary institution during the period of exclusion.

If you wish to undertake further study at this or any other university, you will need to apply for admission through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) (opens in a new window).

International students are not able to apply for admission through UAC. International students should contact one of the campus based International student advisors.

You have the right of appeal against exclusion.

Multiple failure of units on three separate occasions

If you fail the same unit, or its equivalent on three separate occasions you will be excluded from study for a period of 12 months.

This means your enrolment is cancelled for 12 months and you cannot continue in your course, nor can you transfer to another course or undertake non-award study. During the exclusion period you will not be entitled to have access to University premises or facilities. You will not be granted advanced standing (academic credit) for units completed at another university during the period of exclusion.

If you wish to undertake further study at this or any other university, you will need to apply for admission through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) (opens in a new window).

International students are not able to apply for admission through UAC. International students should contact one of the campus based International student advisors.

You have the right of appeal against exclusion.

Maximum length of enrolment

If you fail to complete your course within the prescribed maximum time, you will be excluded for a period of two years.

This means your enrolment is cancelled for two years and you cannot continue in your course, nor can you transfer to another course or study as a non-award student while excluded from the university.

If you wish to undertake further study at this or any other university, you will need to apply for admission through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) (opens in a new window).

International students are not able to apply for admission through UAC. International students should contact one of the campus based International student advisors.

You have the right of appeal against exclusion.