Academic Standing for Undergraduate Students at UNSW Canberra

Academic standing indicates your current progress toward completion of your program. There are 8 categories of academic standing for undergraduate students. Each category has an impact on progression (enrolment) in a program.

This page describes what each level of academic standing means for undergraduate students. Your academic standing is determined using your standing at the end of the previous semester together with your academic achievement for the current semester.

This page also tells you how your achievements in the following semester will affect your standing.

Please be aware that grades of PW (Permitted Withdrawal) and AW (Academic Withdrawal) are treated as fail grades when calculating academic standing.

Quick reference guide

This is a quick reference guide to the rules for undergraduate academic standing at UNSW Canberra. For a detailed description of your academic standing level, as well as the implications involved, see Guide to Your Academic Standing (UNSW Canberra).

Rules for Semester 1

Academic standing in previous semesterNil progress (more than 6 UOC attempted & 0 UOC passed)Poor progress (more than 6 UOC attempted & 50% or less passed)Satisfactory progress (more than 6 UOC attempted & more than 50% passed)6 UOC or less attempted & all or some passed6 UOC or less attempted & 0 UOC passed
GoodProbationReferralGoodGoodReferral
ReferralProbationProbationGoodReferralProbation
ProbationProvisional SuspensionProvisional SuspensionReferralProbationProvisional Suspension
SuspensionProvisional ExclusionProvisional ExclusionProbationProbationProvisional Exclusion
ExclusionProvisional ExclusionProvisional ExclusionProbationProbationProvisional Exclusion
Provisional SuspensionProvisional SuspensionProvisional SuspensionReferralProbationProvisional Suspension
Provisional ExclusionProvisional ExclusionProvisional ExclusionReferralProbationProvisional Exclusion

Example: If your academic standing was Good at the end of your previous semester, and in the following semester you enrol in more than 6 (UOC) units of credit but only pass 50% (or less), then your academic standing will move to Referral.

Rules for Semester 2

Academic standing in previous semesterNil progress (more than 6 UOC attempted & 0 UOC passed)Poor progress (more than 6 UOC attempted & 50% or less passed)Satisfactory progress (more than 6 UOC attempted & more than 50% passed)6 UOC or less attempted & all or some passed6 UOC or less attempted & 0 passed
GoodProbationReferralGoodGoodReferral
ReferralProbationProbationGoodReferralProbation
ProbationSuspensionSuspensionReferralProbationSuspension
SuspensionExclusionExclusionProbationProbationExclusion
ExclusionExclusionExclusionProbationProbationExclusion
Provisional SuspensionSuspensionSuspensionReferralProbationSuspension
Provisional ExclusionExclusionExclusionReferralProbationExclusion

Example: If your academic standing was Referral at the end of your previous semester, and in the following semester you enrol in more than 6 (UOC) units of credit but only pass 50% (or less), then your academic standing will move to Probation.