Re-admission after academic exclusion

Students who have been excluded for academic progress may be eligible to apply for readmission to their course.

Any pending matters with the University Appeals Committee (UAC) or any external bodies (e.g. Ombudsman) must be resolved before your re-admission application can be processed. To appeal the re-admission decision, please refer to the Academic Progress policy.

Readmitting students will be required to evidence strategies to ensure they can return to study successfully.

Please note: If you wish to apply for re-admission after discontinuation for reasons other than exclusion (e.g. non-payment of fees, voluntary withdrawal from studies or allowing enrolment to lapse) please visit the Apply for re-admission web page.

Submission deadlines

Return to study application deadlines per faculty for each study period
Faculty Trimester 1/ Semester 1
(apply in the previous year)
Trimester 2/ Semester 2 Trimester 3
Faculty of Arts and Education - Arts courses31 January 31 May 30 September
Faculty of Arts and Education - Education courses31 October31 May30 September
Faculty of Business and Law 31 January 31 May 30 September
Faculty of Health 30 August 30 April 30 August
Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment 30 October 30 April 30 August
International Students All Faculties * 30 November 31 March 31 July

* earlier application deadlines are in line with Deakin International timelines necessary for visa processing.

Re-admission to Initial Teacher Education courses (NEW)

Students applying to readmit to initial teacher education courses will need to successfully complete the CASPer (non-academic) test which is a new Government requirement.

If you are unsure, please contact your campus Faculty Academic Progress Committee (FAPC) Secretary to confirm whether you would be required to complete the CASPer test.

Currently the CASPer test is available during September to January on specific dates. The next testing schedule should be available during August. Registration and payment of a fee to CASPer is required.

We recommend that if students intend to apply to readmit for Trimester 2 or Trimester 3 that they complete the CASPer at the end of the previous year due to this requirement.

For more information visit the CASPer test webpage.

What to include

Your application for re-admission should;

  • outline any work, study and other actions undertaken whilst excluded.
  • articulate and demonstrate why you will be more successful in your studies if re-admitted back into your course.
  • outline how you plan to manage any previous issues (work, study, personal etc.) that may have contributed to your exclusion.
  • attach a course map completed by a Deakin Student Adviser (note: f you are a Business and Law readmission applicant you are restricted to two credit points in your first returning trimester).

Ensure you attach copies of relevant supporting documentation to this form (e.g. Resume, references, transcripts etc)

Application form

Required fields are marked with an asterisk (*).

Your details
Course details
Exclusion dates
Return to study details
For example - further study with another institution, relevant employment and skill development. Please provide a statement of at least 100 words.
Please explain what strategies and plans you will have in place to achieve success in your studies if your readmission is approved. Please provide a statement of at least 100 words.
Is there anything else you would like to include in your application that the Faculty Committee should know?
Supporting documentation

Please ensure you attach copies of relevant supporting documentation to this form.
For example contracts, certificates, references, transcripts and other documents to support your application.

Please upload files with a common file extension such as .pdf, .docx, .odt, .jpg, .png with a file size less than 10mb.

Agreement * I certify that the above information is true and correct, and understand that providing false or misleading information is in breach of University policy and constitutes a form of misconduct which may result in academic or other penalties being applied by the Faculty Academic Progress Committee. The outcome of this application will be conveyed to you in writing.

Deakin University is collecting your personal information on this form for the primary purpose of assessing your application for re-admission after exclusion. You are not required to provide the information requested, however if the information is not provided, Deakin may not be able to process your application for re-admission after exclusion.

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