Academic Standing FAQs

What does "insufficient grades to calculate" mean?

You will have a standing of “Insufficient grades to calculate” if not enough of your grades were available for the system to calculate your standing when the provisional standing calculations were processed. No enrolment credit restrictions will be applied and you will be able to enrol into a full workload for your current/next semester. This standing will remain for the duration of your next enrolment/semester. 

How do I appeal my Academic Standing and is there a time limit?

If you do not agree with your Academic Standing, you may ask us to reconsider it. You have five working days after receiving your provisional Academic Standing to lodge a submission and five working days after your standing is confirmed to lodge an appeal.

  • Submissions: If your Academic Standing is provisional and your study has been affected by exceptional circumstances beyond your control, you can make a “submission”.
  • Appeals: If your Academic Standing is confirmed and you believe there was a problem with the process that was used to calculate your standing, you can make an “appeal”, irrespective of whether or not you have previously put in a submission. Even if your appeal is successful, if you have had enrolment restrictions enforced, these may not be reversed until the next enrolment period (see Academic Progress Regulations Clause 49).

To lodge a submission or appeal, log in to your student homepage, click the Results and exams tab and click Academic Standing. Click the “Create Submission"or “Create Appeal” link next to the final date column. You will be prompted for additional information to support your application including uploading any relevant documentation. Please note, if the final date has passed the link will not be available.

How does Academic Standing work with qualifications that have specific progression requirements?

A number of professional qualifications have progression requirements, ie it is necessary to pass particular course(s) or at a particular level in order to be able to progress in that qualification.

Specific progression regulations apply alongside Academic Standing. It is possible to fail to progress within a qualification, but still carry on with enrolment at Massey University.

Information on qualification progression can be found in the Calendar within Qualification Regulations under the relevant college and qualification.

Will my Academic Standing impact my funding (including loans and allowances), or visa requirements?

University Academic Standing of Academic Risk or Exclusion (Course, Qualification, Short Term or Long Term) may affect your funding, or your ability to meet your visa requirements.

Continued poor academic performance (failing in one enrolment period, then failing more than 50% of your credits in the next enrolment period) will result in your enrolment being restricted to 30 credits for a semester while your University Standing is Academic Risk.

This enrolment restriction may affect funding from StudyLink, scholarships or other sources. We advise you to contact your funder to discuss your individual funding situation, and seek advice from our Student Information Services. For StudyLink implications, please contact the on-campus StudyLink Liaison staff who can guide you through possible options in regard to student loans and allowances. While the decision will ultimately be with StudyLink, our staff will be able to advise you of enrolment options and any effects this may have on future entitlement.

If you are an international student, a restriction may also impact on your visa requirements and scholarship entitlements. Please contact the International Student Support to discuss the implications for your visa and/or scholarship.

Please note that a University Academic Standing of Academic Risk will apply for a single enrolment period. Your standing in the following enrolment period will be either Academic Management (if one or more courses are passed successfully) or University Exclusion (if all courses are failed).

A course or qualification exclusion may limit your ability to progress with your study as planned, and may therefore also affect your funding. Please seek advice from our course advice team about your options for continuing your study.

A University Exclusion will affect your funding and any visa requirements. It is your responsibility to inform your funder, International Student Support Office or Immigration New Zealand of your situation.

A Short Term University Exclusion lasts for a minimum of 12 months. A Long Term University Exclusion lasts for a minimum of three years, and requires approval for re-entry. On return from exclusion, an Academic Standing of Academic Risk, which restricts enrolment to 30 credits, is allocated for one enrolment period.

I’m changing my qualification. Does that affect my University Academic Standing?

If you are moving between qualifications at the same level (eg Bachelor of Arts to Bachelor of Business), then you will keep the same University Academic Standing.

If you are moving between levels; from a pre-degree programme (eg Cert Uni Prep) to an undergraduate qualification (eg diploma, bachelor degree), or from an undergraduate or graduate qualification (eg diploma, bachelor degree) to a postgraduate qualification (postgraduate diploma, masters degree), your University Academic Standing will be reset to neutral from the first course you study at the higher level. Once you are studying at a higher level of qualification, your Academic Standing will include all courses, at any level.

Who can I contact for further advice or information?

We have a wide range of resources, support and services that you can access to assist you with your study. If you have any questions about Academic Standing please contact a Student Adviser or Massey Contact.

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