Valid reasons/circumstances for a reduced study load
Compassionate and compelling circumstances
These are circumstances beyond your control and affect your ability to attend classes and study. Examples include:
- Serious medical illness or injury to you or a close family member.
- Death of a family member such as a parent or grandparent.
- A major political upheaval or natural disaster in your home country requiring emergency travel or disruption to your studies.
- A traumatic experience e.g. accident or crime.
- Delay in receiving your student visa.
Supporting documentation required for your application: A Professional Authority Form must be completed by your treating medical or health professional.
Academic Intervention Strategy
If your academic standing is below Good Standing, you may be advised by your academic advisor or faculty to reduce your study load as part of an academic intervention strategy.
Supporting documentation required for your application: A copy of the action plan or interview record from your meeting with the academic advisor or faculty.
At risk of failing a course
If you have failed assessments or are at risk of failing a course, your academic advisor may recommend withdrawing from the course.
Supporting documentation required for your application: Proof of failed grades or consultation trail with course coordinator e.g. email.
Other academic reasons
Core course/s not available
Courses you require for your program or major are not offered and no other courses (General Education, electives) are available to maintain a full enrolment of 48 UOC.
Don’t meet pre-requisite requirements or program rules
The University is unable to offer a pre-requisite course, or you have failed a prerequisite course/s, and you are therefore unable to progress with your study plan.
Granted Credit Transfer
You have been granted credit transfer and are ahead in your degree program.