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What you need to know about Progression Alerts

What is a Progression Alert? 

Progression is measured by looking at how many course units a student is either completing or not completing and determines how well a student is progressing through their course, overall.

Progression alerts are issued when a student has not met the UNE Course Progression Requirements and has not completed at least 50% of the units attempted. If the student’s GPA is 4 or below they are deemed “High Risk”, if their GPA is above 4 they are deemed “Low Risk”.

Progression alerts are triggered after a student has attempted eight or more units of study in a bachelor level or higher course OR four or more units in a higher education course lower than a bachelor course.   An “attempted unit” is any unit the student remains enrolled in at census date.  

Why does this relate to the Census Date?

If a student withdraws from a unit after the Census Date, even without academic penalty, that unit will still be included in the units measured as part of their progression.

How does the Alert affect enrolment?

The Course Coordinator will determine what action will be taken after they have reviewed the student’s record and response.

Outcomes will be either:

  1. Allow them to continue unrestricted;
  2. Place conditions on their study (for example restrict the number of units that can be studied in each trimester); or
  3. Exclude them from your study for a year.

What can I do once I have received a Progression Alert?

The first thing you should do is forward the email you received to Advocacy & Welfare so we can start working with you on the next steps.

While the email advises that a response is optional, we would strongly encourage all students who have received a progression alert to respond with support from Advocacy and Welfare. Failure to respond will result in a decision being made without your personal circumstances being considered.

How can I avoid receiving a Progression Alert?

One of the best ways to avoid receiving a Progression Notice or a JRG Notice (applicable to students enrolled during or after 2022) is to be mindful of the units you enrol in and to plan ahead as much as possible. If you think you will reach a point in your study where personal life or circumstances are going to impede your ability to complete a unit, withdraw from the unit prior to the Census date or consider taking on a lighter study load to begin with.  You can also apply for remission of fees if something happens that impacts your studies after the census date.

Students should also make full use of things like Special Extensions of Time, Special Exams, Assessment Appeals, and Special Consideration to avoid failing units or having to withdraw after the Census date, which our team of student advocates can assist you in applying for.

Advocacy & Welfare is here to support UNE students through their student journey. You are never alone at UNE, so make sure you reach out to us for guidance and support.

The team at Advocacy and Welfare offers confidential support to students! Contact them here.
Student Success also has confidential counseling for students, you can find them here.
Lifeline also has a 24/7 hotline and you can call them on 13 11 14.