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Navigating Your Academic Status: What’s Next After Exams?

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As the dust settles and the anxiety of final exams fades away, it’s time to shift your focus to a whole new ball game: understanding your academic status. We get it—waiting for those results can be nerve-wracking, and the terminology might seem confusing. But fear not! We’re here to break it down for you.

Good Standing: The academic sweet spot

First up, the golden ticket—Good Standing. If you find yourself in this category, give yourself a pat on the back! It means you’re doing just fine. Your semester weighted average (SWA) is a solid 50 or higher, and you’ve successfully conquered more than 50% of your enrolled units each study period. The academic world is your oyster, and you’re free to re-enrol and continue your academic journey.

Conditional Status: A chance to improve

Second, let’s talk about Conditional Status. No need to panic if you find yourself here—it’s like a yellow caution sign on the academic highway. You’re at a bit of a crossroads, with a risk of not hitting that satisfactory course progress mark. But, you’re still allowed to re-enrol and may be subject to conditions set by the Head of School or the Student Progress Appeals Committee to guide you towards improvement. It’s like a roadmap for your academic journey—follow it, and you’ll be back in the Good Standing lane in no time.

Terminated Status: A pivotal moment

Third, let’s address Terminated Status. It sounds harsh, but it’s not the end of the world. If you find yourself in this situation, take a deep breath. You have options:

  • Appeal, appeal, appeal: Don’t hesitate to appeal your termination through the Academic status appeal process. There’s a deadline, so keep an eye on your official communication for that information.
  • Try something new: Consider applying for a new course. It’s a chance to explore different academic paths and find your true calling.
  • Take a break from uni: If you’re feeling the pull to return to your terminated course, you can apply for readmission after 12 months. Sometimes a break can be the reset button you need.

Remember, we’ve got your back! Attend our Terminated status information sessions for the support and guidance you need. Provided by the Curtin Student Guild and Student Wellbeing Advisory Service, it’s a safe space to ask questions and learn about your options.

For more information, you can take a look at our Assessment and Student Progression Manual.

Remember, your academic status is not a judgment of your worth—it’s a compass guiding you on your educational adventure. So, take a deep breath, trust the process, and know that whatever the outcome, you’re not alone in this journey.

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