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Academic progress

Welcome to the academic progress web site. This is your gateway to useful information on the Faculty and academic appeals processes here at Deakin.

What is academic progress?

Academic progress is defined in Statute 05.3 Assessment and Academic Progress as 'a student's progress towards successful completion of the academic requirements of the Course in which they are enrolled'.

What this means in practice is that students will need to pass the units required for them to complete their course, within a reasonable timeframe.

Every Trimester the University monitors each student’s academic progress to ensure that they are making satisfactory progress towards completing their degree.

Monitoring academic progress provides the University with an opportunity to provide targeted advice, referral or assistance to students who are having difficulties completing their unit or course requirements.

What is unsatisfactory academic progress?

Unsatisfactory academic progress is defined in the Academic Progress in Higher Education Award Courses procedure (77 KB). Further information is provided in the Hearings: Rules of procedure (35 KB) and University Handbook – Academic Progress.

You may find that you need to deal with the academic progress processes if you:

  • have failed 50% or more of credit points across the past two Trimesters, or
  • have failed a unit twice, or
  • have failed a compulsory practicum or placement, or
  • are taking longer than expected to complete your course.

If any of the above applies to you when your results are released at the end of a Trimester, you are deemed to be at risk of unsatisfactory progress and will be contacted by your Faculty.

However, the University recommends that you seek assistance early; for example, if you are struggling with an assessment or if you fail an assignment or a unit, please contact your Course Adviser, Unit Chair or tutor without delay.

The University provides a range of services and support to ensure your success at Deakin. Find out how to 'Get Support'.

Academic progress arising from Trimester 2, 2013 results will be considered pursuant to the new Academic Progress Procedure.

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2nd July 2013