As an international student you are required to maintain satisfactory academic progress throughout your program.
Failure to achieve this will lead to you being deemed ‘at risk’, and can lead to exclusion from your program. Please refer to RMIT’s academic progress policy and procedures.
A student who has been found to have unsatisfactory academic performance for a second teaching period in the same program may be deemed to have established unsatisfactory academic progress.
For compliance reasons, RMIT is required to report students who have made unsatisfactory academic progress within their RMIT program to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP). Such a report can lead to the cancellation of the student visa. Students are notified of the University’s decision to report to DIBP, and of their right to appeal this decision.
Sponsored students who are reported to DIBP for low attendance or for unsatisfactory academic performance should contact the Sponsorships Development Team to discuss what will happen: ISscholarships@rmit.edu.au
If you are worried about your academic progress, please contact the Sponsorships Development Team. We can coordinate with other areas in the university to organise tutorial assistance to help you maintain normal academic progress.
You can also access the services available at the following:
- Study and Learning Centre, where staff can offer free assistance in English language, study skills, academic writing and undergraduate Maths and Science.
- Student Wellbeing where staff provide guidance, support and advice on international student issues.
In addition, some sponsors (including AusAID) will help pay for tutorial assistance if you can provide a letter from your tutor/lecturer/course advisor to support that extra tuition is recommended.
By default, the Sponsorships Development Team will send a transcript of results to your sponsor at the end of each semester.
Unsatisfactory academic progress and low attendance will also be highlighted to your sponsor on an ongoing basis.
However, it is student’s obligation to inform us whether they want this information to be released to their sponsor.
For completing students, the Sponsorships Development Team sends the official Statement of Academic Completion and academic transcript to sponsors within 10 working days of the results release date.