Academic progress for MADA coursework students is assessed at the end of each semester.
Early warning letters are sent to all students who have failed at least one unit in the previous semester. The purpose of these letters is to:
The academic performance of a MADA student over a one-year period is considered unsatisfactory when:
Students are asked to respond to a Notice of Referral. This notice gives students the opportunity to explain in writing the reasons why their results were unsatisfactory. Students who receive this notice must reply by the due date and be available to attend a hearing, if required, with the Academic Progress Committee. A teleconference hearing may be considered under exceptional circumstances.
Decisions made as part of this process include:
If the student commenced their course mid year their academic progress in their first year will be reviewed as part of the Early Intervention Strategy.
At the end of their first semester, if the student has failed at least one unit, they will be sent an Early Warning letter. This letter is to encourage the student to seek immediate assistance to improve their performance.
If at the end of their second semester, the student has failed more than 50% of their enrolled credit points in the previous two semesters, the student will be required to attend an Academic Support Meeting with:
to discuss the student’s progress. It is essential that the student assesses the reasons for failing units and take immediate action to improve their academic performance. In particular the student can discuss any difficulties they are having and to be informed about the University services available.
The student cannot be excluded from their course as part of the Intervention Process.
Information on the process and access to the online rules and regulations can be gained from the Unsatisfactory Academic Progress page.
Students must ensure that the University has current postal address details at all times, including the December to February period. Failure to receive University notices will not be accepted as a ground for appeal against exclusion. Postal addresses may be updated via Web Enrolment System (WES).