'At risk' notifications

If we think that you’re having difficulties with your studies, we may send you an email to notify you that you’re at risk of falling below Swinburne’s academic standards. This is known as an 'at risk' notification.

Why would I receive an 'at risk' notification? 

If you are a part-time local student:

  • you failed more than 50% of your enrolled units, credit points or scheduled hours in any one progress review period (this includes a Withdrawn Fail or WF – withdrawing after the census date) and/or
  • you failed an enrolled unit (or its equivalent) for a second time.

If you are a full-time local or international student:

  • you failed 50% or more of your enrolled units, credit points or scheduled hours in any one progress review period (this includes WF) and/or
  • you failed an enrolled unit (or its equivalent) for a second time.

If you are an ELICOS student, you failed your ELICOS unit for the first time.

If you are a Professional Degree student you have special academic progress requirements. Check the 'course rules and special requirements' link on your course page for more details.

What do I need to do if I'm 'at risk'?

If you’re 'at risk', we encourage you to access our free support services

If you pass all of your units in the next study period, you will no longer be considered 'at risk'.

If your progress hasn’t improved at the end of the next review period, you may need to show cause.

Keeping your details current

Make sure you keep us updated with your current mobile phone number, as we may send you important alerts via SMS.

Also, remember to check your Swinburne student email account regularly, even during semester breaks.

Not updating your contact number or not checking your student email are not considered acceptable excuses for failing to respond to a submission request or not attending a meeting.

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