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If you decide to submit a show cause application, the Faculty or School will invite you attend a show cause hearing to consider the reasons why your academic progress has been unsatisfactory. You may choose to attend the show cause hearing or not to attend. View a Sample Show Cause Letter (194 KB)
This is done by you completing the hearing attendance form attached to the notice and returning it to your Faculty or School by the specified deadline.
If you choose to attend the hearing you are allowed to be accompanied by a support person of your choice. Deakin University Student Association (DUSA) advocates may be available to attend the hearing with you.
Students who choose not to attend the hearing are not disadvantaged. The Faculty Academic Progress and Discipline Committee or School Academic Progress Committee will assess your claims on the basis of your written application, written submission and supporting evidence.
Whether you decide to attend the show cause hearing or not, make sure that you respond to the hearing attendance form attached to your hearing notice. Indicate whether you will be attending or not and return it to your Faculty/School by the deadline.
If you have a disability or require special assistance to access and/or attend hearings, please let the Faculty Academic Progress and Discipline Committee or School Academic Progress Committee know. They will make any reasonable adjustments to accommodate your needs.