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Academic progress - Late show cause applications

If you have missed the deadline to ‘show cause’ as a result of exceptional circumstances beyond your control, there is a late application process.

You can make a Late Show Cause Submission to the Faculty Academic Progress and Discipline Committee or the School Academic Progress Committee by completing the relevant form and attaching all documentation.

The onus is on you to demonstrate that there were exceptional circumstances that prevented you from responding by the deadline, with supporting documentation that verifies the circumstances you describe.

  • Exceptional circumstances may include, but are not limited to: the passing away of a loved one, illness, accidents, family problems etc.
  • Supporting evidence may include, but is not limited to: statutory declarations, medical certificates and reports, police reports, etc.

Forgetting to check your email while you are overseas or moving house and failing to update your student contact details via Student Connect do NOT constitute exceptional circumstances.
The Faculty Academic Progress and Discipline Committee or School Academic Progress Committee will inform you whether they accept your late show cause application and whether they are satisfied that exceptional circumstances existed.

Accepting late show cause applications

If the FAPDC/APC decides to accept your late show cause application, you will be given the opportunity to show cause as to why the Faculty’s decision should not be implemented.

Refusal to accept late show cause applications

If the FAPDC/APC decides not to accept your late show cause application, and if you are not satisfied with the decision, you may lodge an appeal to the University Appeals Committee

What you should do

  • Check Deakin email regularly, and check your postal address
  • Download rules of procedure
  • Attend the hearing – follow the instructions and note time and date and venue

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21st March 2012