After the Program Assessment Board has considered your submission, it may decide to allow you to continue in your program, or exclude you from your program for 12 months, after which you may apply for re-admission.
If the Board allows you to continue in your program
- You’ll receive a 'withdrawal of exclusion' email.
- You’ll continue to be officially 'at risk' of not meeting the academic requirements of your program.
- You’ll again be given the opportunity to talk to an Academic Advisor and develop an Academic Performance Improvement Plan (APIP). You’ll need to continue to meet the requirements in your APIP. If you meet one of the unsatisfactory academic progress criteria in any subsequent semesters in the same program, you may need to provide another submission to the Program Assessment Board.
If the Board recommends exclusion from your program
- You will be notified of the Board's recommendation by email.
- The Academic Registrar will be asked to exclude you from your program.
- The Academic Registrar will notify you of the exclusion decision by email. This will take about 10 working days.
You may appeal the decision to exclude you from your program. The email from the Academic Registrar will include information about how to submit an appeal. You will need to wait to receive the email before you can proceed.
Re-admission to your program
You’re eligible to apply for re-admission to the program 12 months after exclusion. You won’t automatically be re-admitted to the program from which you’ve been excluded at the end of the exclusion period. You must apply to be re-admitted through the normal application process. If you cancel your enrolment, you’ll still need to wait 12 months before applying for re-admission.
If you want to cancel your program
You must formally cancel your enrolment before the census date or relevant withdrawal date to avoid financial or academic penalties. Cancelling your enrolment will not stop the exclusion process.
International student visas
If you’re studying an RMIT program on a student visa, your visa may be cancelled if you’re excluded from your program for continued unsatisfactory academic performance.
RMIT is required by law to notify the Department of Home Affairs of any excluded students. This is in accordance with Section 19 of the Educational Services for Overseas Students Act.
If you’re being excluded and you cancel your enrolment, transfer to another RMIT program, or transfer to a program at another provider, RMIT is still obligated to notify the Department of Home Affairs.
If you appeal the decision, we won’t notify the Department of Home Affairs until the appeal process has been completed (and then only if your appeal is unsuccessful).
If your visa is cancelled, your status will be considered unlawful and this may affect future visa applications. For more information about your visa requirements, contact the Department of Home Affairs.