Successfully completing your studies

Successfully completing your studies

At Macquarie, your success is important to us. The University offers free and confidential resources to help and support you to succeed in both your academic and personal life.

The Successful Completion Program

International students who are at risk of not meeting their course requirements are identified and contacted by the University to discuss their progress. The successful completion program has been designed to assist students to reach their goals while studying with us.

How does the program help?

The successful completion program can help you to:

  • understand and overcome any academic and or personal difficulties
  • understand how academic performance may affect your enrolment and student visa
  • access the personal support services on offer at Macquarie.

What does 'at risk' mean?

If a student meets any of the following criteria then they are considered to be 'at risk' by the University and it is recommended they complete the Successful Completion Program:

  • Where a student has failed 50% or more of their subjects in a session; or,
  • Grade Point Average (GPA) is less than 1.5 for their entire program.

After a student has been contacted because we feel they are 'at risk' may become subject to the University's Minimum Rate of Progress rules.

Minimum rate of progress rules

General Coursework Rules can be found at our Calendar of Governance, Legislation and Rules.

A candidate who fails to meet the required minimum rate of progress in a Program of Study is excluded from further enrolment. An appeal process exists as outlined by the General Coursework Rules.

Undergraduate Students
For the purpose of this rule, minimum rate of progress for an undergraduate is considered to be unsatisfactory at the end of an academic year if the student has attempted at least 36 credit points with an overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of less than 1.00 and in the year under consideration has a GPA of less than 1.00.

Postgraduate Students
Minimum rate of progress for a postgraduate is considered to be unsatisfactory at the end of the academic year if the student has attempted at least 24 credit points with an overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of less than 1.00 and in the year under consideration has a GPA of less than 1.00.

Why is this important?

International Students Visa Holders who do not maintain the minimum rate of progress, or do not satisfy any other course requirements, may be reported to the Department of Immigration. Students who are reported may be subject to visa cancellation.

How do I access the Program?

Please click the following link to access the Successful Completion Program.

The program will require you to login to your Macquarie University AskMQ account using your student details.

You may also like to visit the Student Success Network to see other support areas that could help you succeed in your studies.

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