If your academic standing is anything other than Good Standing, we recommend you book an appointment with an Academic Advisor  

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.

For students in Aviation, Material Science and Engineering (Hons), Psychological Science, Psychology (Hons), Vision Science and Vision Science/Clinical Optometry, please contact the School directly by submitting an online enquiry.

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 will 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.

If you’d like help with your degree structure, progression, major selection or enrolment, you can Contact the Science Student Centre.

If your academic standing is Referral, it means that UNSW is concerned about your progress.

We recommend you make an appointment with an academic advisor if you would like advice on degree progression.

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 Probation, it means that UNSW is very concerned about your progress and a block has been placed on your enrolment.

We strongly advise you to book a meeting with an academic advisor to 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 and a block has been placed on your enrolment.

We strongly advise you book a meeting with an academic advisor to discuss your circumstances, review all academic options and ensure that you are accessing all the right support.

If your academic standing is Suspension, UNSW is extremely concerned and believes that a break from your studies is required.

If you wish to appeal against Suspension, please follow the guidelines in How to Appeal Your Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion.

If you would like further advice on this, you can make an appointment with an academic advisor.

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

You will be excluded from UNSW for not less than 2 academic years and you must re-apply for re-admission at the end of the exclusion period.

If you wish to appeal against Exclusion, follow the guidelines in How to Appeal Your Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion.

If you would like further advice, you can make an appointment with an academic advisor.

If you are returning from Suspension, you will need to book an appointment with an academic advisor to discuss how your circumstances have changed since the last time you were enrolled, and to remove the block on your enrolment.

We recommend that you book an appointment before the start of term so you can enrol in time and start attending classes from the beginning of Week 1.

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”.