What is Academic Standing?

Academic Standing is a system designed to assist you to understand how you are progressing in your studies. Massey University has high expectations and wants students to pass 100% of their courses. Academic Standing enables the University to identify and acknowledge your excellent progress, as well as recognise when you need extra assistance to perform at your best.

After each enrolment period (Semester One, Semester Two/Double Semester, or  Summer School), your Academic Standing is calculated and assigned. There are three types of Academic Standing you can receive: 

  • University Standing: this standing relates to study at Massey overall, and has no relationship to progression within specific programmes of study
  • Qualification Standing: if you are enrolled in a qualification with specific progression or exclusion rules and fail to meet the requirements, you will receive a Qualification Standing of Excluded. This only applies to a small number of qualifications, but it is important to know if it applies to yours.
  • Course Standing: if you fail a course twice, you will receive a Course Standing of Excluded. This can apply to any course, from any enrolment period.

Your Academic Standing is calculated based on your performance in the most recent enrolment period with some contribution from your performance in previous enrolment periods (see below for criteria). 

Note: for most undergraduate courses: 1 course = 15 credits. For some practicum and many postgraduate courses: 1 course = 30 or 45 credits.

University Academic Standing

Standing

University criteria

Feedback/Advice

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.

Congratulations! We’re happy with your progress and you should be too.

If there is anything we can do to support you in your learning and help you maintain your Academic Standing please get in touch.


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

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

What can we do to assist you? We've noticed you having some difficulties so, to give you the best opportunity to succeed, your enrolment will be restricted to 60 credits if you are studying in Semester 1 or 2, and 30 credits if you are studying during Summer School. It is important that you pass at least 50% of your credits this enrolment period to avoid having greater workload restrictions imposed next enrolment period. 

Please contact our Student Advisers, and check out Academic Support and our Support Services.

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.

Academic Risk


 

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

We're 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.

It’s really important that you pass at least 50% of these credits to avoid being Excluded.

You can check out the Academic Support opportunities, or seek assistance from our support services

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.

Short Term Exclusion

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

We'd like you to take a break away from study to consider putting some sustainable solutions in place.

You have been excluded for 12 months and will not be able to re-enrol until your exclusion has been served. While on your break think about your study and take the opportunity to reflect on the reasons for your poor performance. Student Advisers are available should you wish to talk with someone about your options.

If you choose to re-enrol after your exclusion period you will resume study on the “Academic Risk” standing and will only be permitted to enrol in a maximum of 30 credits in your first enrolment period. If you do not pass at least half of the credits in which you enrol then you will be placed on 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 asking to be reinstated once this period is complete.

If you choose to re-enrol after your exclusion period and your application to re-enrol is accepted, 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.

If you do not achieve 'Achieved', 'Good' or 'Excelling' standing you may be contacted to discuss study plans and ensure that you have systems in place to help you achieve to the highest levels.

Qualification Academic Standing

Qualification standing

Criteria

Feedback/Advice

Excluded

Have not met specific regulations for qualification (see  Academic Progress Regulations, Part C)

You have been excluded from your qualification (programme of study) indefinitely. If you do not have a University Academic Standing of Exclusion, you may enrol in a different qualification.

Course Academic Standing

Course standing

Criteria

Feedback/Advice

Excluded

Failed to successfully complete course on a second attempt.

You have been excluded from the relevant course(s) for a period of 12 months. You may study other courses at Massey during this time.

More information about Academic Standing

For more information see the Academic Standing process page.

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