A student will be excluded where they have failed to meet course progress requirements in each of the last three (3) study periods and/or their previous course status was Restricted. It also means that unless the student appeals the exclusion, they will not be able to study at the University for a period of 12 months (1 year).
Appealing an Exclusion
Students should carefully consider the circumstances surrounding their exclusion and if they wish to appeal, an appeal can be submitted to Student Operations (via firstname.lastname@example.org) by the deadline indicated in the email notification. An appeal must include the following:
- A completed Exclusion Appeal Form by the deadline outlined in the email notification; and
- Any relevant supporting documentation to support the appeal.
What happens next?
- The student will receive a confirmation email that the appeal has been received.
- The course status will be changed from Excluded to Pending (allowing them to access SOLS).
- The student will receive a SOLS mail confirming their enrolment in subjects (provided the appeal has been received before the last day to self-enrol in the relevant session of study).
- The Faculty Exclusion Appeals Committee will meet to review the appeal and make a decision (generally within two (2) weeks of the appeal deadline).
- The student will be notified by SOLSMail and email (UOWMail) of the appeal outcome.
The Faculty Exclusion Appeals Committee will make one of the following decisions regarding an appeal:
- Appeal Upheld (Approved) - Students are reinstated, generally on a Restricted course status. They will also be required to meet with their Course Progress or Academic Advisor to discuss accessing relevant academic and non-academic support services to best help them.
- Suspended - Students are suspended from the University for a period of up to twelve (12) months.
- Appeal Declined (Exclusion Stands) - The exclusion stands for one (1) year. The student may apply for re-admission to the University after this exclusion period.