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Academic standing

What do I do if I have received an Academic Progression Warning?

If you have been notified by the Academic Registrar that you have received an Academic Progression Warning you will be enrolled in the Back on Track Blackboard site and required to complete the activities on the site by Census Date. Back on Track is a support strategy which encourages students to identify what may have gone wrong in their last semester and put steps in place to avoid being ‘required to show cause’ why your enrolment should not be cancelled. Completing Back on Track demonstrates you have taken action to improve your academic performance. If you decide to take a break from your studies after receiving an academic progression warning, you will be required to complete the activities on the site before you re-enrol.

What do I do if I have been required to show cause?

A notification from the Academic Registrar that you are required to show cause will be sent to your University email account. You must submit your response by the due date. Late applications are generally not accepted unless you are able to provide strong grounds to explain why you could not submit your response by the due date. Your response will be considered by the Associate Dean (Academic) and should explain –

  • what you did to improve your academic performance after you received the Academic Progression Warning, for example, completed Back on Track; and
  • what went wrong this semester; and
  • what steps you have taken to resolve your academic difficulties to demonstrate to the Associate Dean (Academic) that you will be able to pass your courses if re-enrolment is permitted.

In most cases the Associate Dean (Academic) will ask you to attend an interview with your Student Experience Officer to discuss your study plan before he makes a final decision on whether re-enrolment will be permitted.

Financial assistance

UQ Advantage Grants - Faculty assistance will be considered based on the applications submitted to the UQ Student Employability Centre. No additional enquiries directed to the Faculty are necessary with regards to funding.

Scholarships and financial help

UQ terminology

Universities use a lot of acronyms and terminology that can be unfamiliar to people new to the sector. You can access a dictionary of words commonly used at UQ.

How will the Faculty contact you?

The Faculty and other sections of the University will communicate important information to you using your UQ email account. It is your responsibility to check your emails regularly or forward your UQ email account to a personal account which you do check regularly. 

Failure to access or read an email sent to you by the University is not an excuse for missing deadlines or important information affecting your study and enrolment.

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