From 2019, there are two key stages in the management of unsatisfactory academic progress at RMIT, first stage and final stage. When students reach final stage, they may be excluded from their programs for two semesters. The Registrar notifies ‘at-risk’ students of their academic standing at the end of every semester after their grades become available and invites them to show cause why they should not be excluded from their program. A PAB meets to consider their performance in the program. Until a determination is made, students are permitted to continue attending classes for their enrolled courses.
If you meet the criteria listed below, your school will identify you as being at risk of not meeting the academic requirements of your program. This is known as unsatisfactory academic progress.
- Has failed 50% or more of enrolled course load in a semester.
- Has failed a course for a competency a second time.
- Has failed to comply with conditions prescribed in an academic performance improvement plan.
- Has demonstrated that progress through a program will not allow completion of the program in the maximum time allowed for that program.