University Academic Standing

University Academic Standings are calculated and assigned after each semester and Summer School results are published. They are calculated using your performance in the most recent enrolment period, with some contribution from your performance in any previous enrolment periods. Standings are allocated based on the criteria in the tables below.

If your grades are not available when your University Academic Standing is calculated, your Academic Standing in your student homepage will display as “Insufficient grades to calculate” and there will be no enrolment restrictions applied to your enrolment.

You can also use our interactive Massey Academic Standing Tool to see what your University Academic Standing means, what the impact is, and what you can expect in the future.

Excelling, Good and Achieved Standings

Standing University criteria

Excelling

Previous University Standing is Excelling or Good, or you have no previous University Standing
AND
100% pass rate in the most recent enrolment period.
AND
Grade average of at least A- over the last five years at the same level of study.

Good

Previous University Standing is Excelling, Good, or Achieved, or you have no previous University Standing
AND
100% pass rate in the most recent enrolment period
AND
Grade average of at least B/B+ over the last five years at the same level of study.

Achieved

Passed 100% of credits in most recent enrolment period
AND
Previous Standing not Academic Risk or Exclusion.

Academic Management and Academic Risk Standings

Standing University criteria Restrictions and advice

Academic Management

Passed 1-99% of credits in most recent enrolment period with no previous Standing;

OR
Passed 50-99% of credits in most recent enrolment period with previous Standing being one of Excelling, Good, Achieved, or Academic Management;

OR
Passed 100% of credits in most recent enrolment period with previous Standing of Academic Risk;

OR
Returning from Exclusion.

To increase your chances of success your enrolment will be restricted to 60 credits in Semester One and Two, and 30 credits in Summer School.

You will need to pass at least 50% of your credits this enrolment period to avoid having greater workload restrictions imposed in the next enrolment period. 

Please see academic support to find out how we can help you with your studies.

Academic Risk

Passed 0% of credits in most recent enrolment period with no previous Standing;

OR
Passed less than 50% of credits in most recent enrolment period with previous Standing of Academic Management;

OR
Passed 50-99% of credits in most recent enrolment period and previous Standing of Academic Risk or returning from Exclusion.

We are concerned about your progress. To give you the best opportunity to succeed your enrolment will be restricted to a maximum of 30 credits, and you will not be permitted to enrol in Summer School.

You will need to pass at least 50% of these credits to avoid being excluded.

Please see academic support to find out how we can help you with your studies.

Short and Long Term Exclusions

Standing University criteria Restrictions and advice

Short Term Exclusion

Previous University Status is Academic Risk.
AND
Passed less than 50% of your credits in your most recent enrolment period.

You have been excluded for 12 months and will not be able to re-enrol until your exclusion has been served. Student Advisers are available should you wish to talk with someone about your options.

University exclusions received from 2014 academic year onwards
If you successfully re-enrol after your exclusion period you will resume study on the Academic Risk standing and only be permitted to enrol in a maximum of 30 credits in your first semester.

You will need to pass at least 50% of your credits in your first semester so that your standing improves to Academic Management. If you fail to pass at least 50% of credits on your return, or in a future enrolment period when you have a standing of Academic Risk, your standing will move to Long Term Exclusion. 

College/University exclusions received prior to 2014 academic year
If you successfully re-enrol after your exclusion period you will start on the Academic Management standing. It will be re-calculated at the end of your first enrolment period. Your enrolment will be restricted to 60 credits each semester and 30 credits for Summer School.

You will need to pass at least 50% of your credits in your first enrolment period to avoid dropping to Academic Risk. If you continue to fail, your standing will move to Long Term Exclusion.

Long Term Exclusion

Previous University Standing is Academic Risk;
AND 
Have previously had an Exclusion within the last eight years;
AND
Passed less than 50% of your credits in most recent enrolment period.

You have been excluded for a minimum of three years. You will need to submit a formal application for readmission after an exclusion asking to be reinstated once this period is complete.

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