Academic Progression

What is Progression?

Western Sydney University regularly check students’ progress with their studies to help them stay on track.

Once you register, you must successfully complete the subjects required for your program to progress through to graduation. Progression checks identify poor academic performance while also giving you an opportunity to address your performance and seek advice and counselling on your options. It also prevents you from having to pay significant fees by continued poor academic performance.

Your grades will be checked after the results release date to determine whether your progress in your studies is satisfactory.

The University will send you an email when your progression is checked. The email will provide a breakdown of your calculated Academic Standing and Progression Outcome.

Progression Rules

Click on the designated buttons below for detailed explanations on each Progression Rule.

For further details about the stages of Academic Standing please refer to the Progression Policy.

Need Help?

If you are concerned about your grades and would like advice, speak to your Academic Program Advisor as soon as possible. Western Sydney University also offers counselling and learning support through Student Support Services. More information is available on the services and facilities page.

If you're an International student and your academic progress is not satisfactory, the Department of Immigration may not grant a visa extension or may even cancel your existing student visa. You should contact one of the campus based International Student Advisors.

If you have any questions regarding any visa implications, please visit the International Student Support webpage or contact the Student Welfare Service by email at

To request a reassessment of your Progression Outcome due to a grade change, contact the Results and Progression Team by submitting an enquiry through WesternNow.