Your academic standing is simply a way that we monitor your progress at the end of each term or semester, based on units of credit attempted and passed. It exists to help us help you.

Depending on your academic standing you may be required to book an appointment with an academic advisor as listed below. 

When you book a 30-minute session, we can talk about your progress and provide you with assistance. You can also ask questions about your enrolment and discuss any concerns you have.

Academic advising appointments will be conducted virtually until further notice.  If you don’t have access to a computer with a microphone for a video conferencing, please request a phone interview.

For students in Aviation, Material Science and Engineering (Hons), Psychological Science, Psychology (Hons), and all postgraduate students, please contact your School directly by submitting an online enquiry.

If your academic standing is “Good” or “Academic Risk 1”

An appointment with an academic advisor from UNSW Science is not required at this time.

If you’d like help with your degree structure, progression, major selection or enrolment, you can contact the Nucleus.

If you are at risk of exclusion due to maximum repeat fails or maximum time to complete, please make an appointment using the Academic Risk 3 booking tool.

Contact the Nucleus

If your academic standing is "Academic Risk 2"

You are required to make an appointment with an academic advisor from UNSW Science.

Your academic advisor can give you further information on the additional support services available for students at UNSW to help you get back on track.
 

Book an Academic Advising Session

If your academic standing is “Academic Risk 3", "Academic Risk 4," “Suspension” or “Exclusion”

You are required to make an appointment with an academic advisor from UNSW Science.

Your academic advisor will discuss your circumstances, review all academic options and ensure you are accessing the right support.

Book an Academic Advising Session

Need help making an appointment?

Contact the Nucleus
  • Academic advising is personalised academic advice based on all program options in favour of your earliest possible graduation date. 

    This confidential 30-minute session provides advice to students whose academic progression is / has been / may be affected by mitigating circumstances: 

    • any factor that affected your academic performance – such as health, finances, employment, personal problems 
    • progression 
    • enrolment 
    • repeated fails and /or failed prerequisites 
    • maximum time to complete. 

    You can seek advice from our advisors navigating your course structure. 

    We also can direct you to specialised support services within UNSW for additional help to stay on track. 

    Note: you'll receive a short survey via email to provide your academic advisor with more information before the meeting. 

  • If your academic standing is Good, we are not concerned about your progress.

    An appointment with an academic advisor from UNSW Science is not required at this time.

    If you'd like help with your degree structure, progression, major selection or enrolment, you can contact The Nucleus.

  • If your academic standing is "Academic Risk 1", it means that UNSW is concerned about your progress.

    An appointment with an academic advisor from UNSW Science is not required at this time.

    If you'd like help with your degree structure, progression, major selection or enrolment, you can contact The Nucleus. We can give you further information on the additional support services available for students at UNSW to help you get back on track.

  • If your academic standing is "Academic Risk 2", it means that UNSW is concerned about your progress.

    You are required to make an appointment with an academic advisor from UNSW Science.

    Your academic advisor can give you further information on the additional support services available for students at UNSW to help you get back on track.

  • If your academic standing is Academic Risk 3, it means that UNSW is very concerned about your progress.

    You are required to make an appointment with an academic advisor from UNSW Science. 

    Your academic advisor will discuss your circumstances, review all academic options and ensure you are accessing the right support.

  • If your academic standing is Provisional Suspension or Provisional Exclusion, it means that UNSW is very concerned about your progress.

    You are required to make an appointment with an academic advisor from UNSW Science.

    Your academic advisor will discuss your circumstances, review all academic options and ensure you are accessing the right support.

  • Please refer to your academic standing letter. Your academic standing letter outlines the options available to you, your next steps, and the supports available. Please make sure you read it carefully and in full. If you intend to submit an appeal, you’ll find more information here, and Arc can provide further assistance.

  • If your academic standing is Exclusion, UNSW has serious concerns about your ability to complete your program.

    Please refer to your academic standing letter.

    Your academic standing letter outlines the options available to you, your next steps, and the supports available. Please make sure you read it carefully and in full.

  • If you are returning from Suspension or on Academic Risk 4, you are required to make an appointment with an academic advisor from UNSW Science.

    We recommend you do so before the beginning of your next active term so you can discuss your enrolment before classes start. Your academic advisor will discuss any changes to your circumstances since you last enrolled, review all academic options and ensure you are accessing the right support.

  • Please check the Handbook to find out who your program authority is.

    The program authority will be the faculty listed first on the right-hand side under “Faculty”.