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Unsatisfactory Academic Progress Regulations

1. A student whose academic progress is unsatisfactory may be excluded by the Academic Board from a specific paper, or course of study, or College, or the University.

2. Unless differently specified in Regulations 10-15 (below), a student will be eligible for exclusion as follows:

(a) Failure to obtain a pass in a particular paper for which a student has been enrolled on three occasions may result in exclusion from the paper.

(b) Failure of all papers by a full time student in their first two semesters may result in exclusion from the relevant programme or College.

(c) Failure to pass at least half the total credits for which a student has been enrolled, provided that the student has been enrolled in four or more semesters and that at least 105 credits have been failed, may result in exclusion from the relevant programme or College.

(d) Exclusion from two Colleges or programmes or from any one College or programme on two occasions will result in exclusion from the University.

3. Students who fail to complete compulsory requirements or withdraw after the final dates allowed for the particular enrolment period without good reason approved by the Academic Board from any paper in which they are enrolled shall be regarded for the purpose of these Regulations as having failed to pass the paper concerned.

4. Students excluded under these Regulations shall have the right of appeal through the Exclusion Appeals Committee on the grounds that their performance has been seriously affected over an extended period by illness, injury, bereavement or other critical personal circumstances that should be taken into account. Where such appeals are considered, the Committee may

(a) uphold the appeal

(b) uphold the appeal subject to specific conditions

(c) decline the appeal.

5. The course of study of a student excluded from a programme or a College who wishes to transfer to another programme or College requires the specific approval of the Academic Director of the College into which the transfer is sought.

6 No student shall receive credit towards a Massey University qualification for any paper on the basis of study, while excluded from a College, programme or the University, in that paper for a different programme at Massey University or a similar paper or related programme at another institution.

7. Except with the permission of the Academic Board, students shall not be admitted to this University on transfer from another University when their academic record is such that under the Massey University Regulations they would qualify for exclusion on the grounds of unsatisfactory academic progress.

8. Unless differently specified in Regulations 10-15 (below), any student who has been excluded under these Regulations from a paper, programme or College may enrol after a lapse of twelve months. Students who have been excluded from the University must apply in writing to the Academic Manager for permission to re-enrol, by 21 January in the year in which re-enrolment is sought.

9. On re-admission after exclusion from the University, or any programme or College of Massey University, a student will be required to pass in each semester of re-enrolment following exclusion at least half the papers for which they enrol, to be eligible to enrol for a further semester.

10. For students in the College of Creative Arts, in addition to the foregoing Regulations 1-9: a student excluded from either the Bachelor of Design or the Bachelor of Fine Arts at first year level is excluded from both degrees. (A first exclusion under this Regulation is under 2(c) rather than 2(d).)

11. Students enrolled in a Bachelor of Education (Teaching), Bachelor of Education (Secondary Teaching) or Te Aho Tatairangi or Bachelor of Speech and Language Therapy will be excluded from re-enrolment for that degree on the following basis:

(a) Failure to obtain a pass in a compulsory paper for which they have been enrolled for two occasions.

(b) Failure to pass papers totalling at least 75 academic credits or failure to pass at least 60 percent of an approved part-time course of study in any academic year.

(c) Failure to complete the degree of Te Aho Tatairangi within five years from the date of first enrolment.

(d) Failure to complete the degree within six years from the date of first enrolment in the Bachelor of Education (Secondary Teaching) or Bachelor of Education (Teaching) or Bachelor of Speech and Language Therapy.

Students excluded under (a), (b) and either (c) or (d) above will only be re-admitted to the Te Aho Tatairangi degree, or the Bachelor of Education (Secondary Teaching) degree or the Bachelor of Education (Teaching) degree with approval of the Academic Board. Students of the Bachelor of Speech and Language Therapy degree excluded under 12 (a), (b) and (d) may not be re-admitted to the degree.

12. Students enrolled in a Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood Education), Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Primary) or Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary) will be excluded from re-enrolment for that diploma on the following basis:

(a) Failure to obtain a pass in a compulsory paper for which they have been enrolled for two occasions

(b) Failure to pass papers totalling at least 60 academic credits or failure to pass at least 50 percent of an approved part-time course of study in any academic year

(c) Failure to complete the diploma within three years from the date of first enrolment.

Students excluded under (a), (b) and (c) above will only be re-admitted to the Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood Education), Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Primary) or Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary) course with approval of the Academic Board.

13. For students in the BVSc, the following will lead to exclusion:

(a) Failure in all subjects in the Second Examination.

(b) Failure to complete either the Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth or Sixth Examination in two successive attempts.

(c) Notwithstanding Regulation 4 of these Regulations, students excluded under Regulation (b) above will only be re-admitted to the BVSc course with approval of Academic Board under such conditions as it may determine (refer also to BVSc Regulation 8).

(d) Students excluded twice under Regulation (b) above will not be permitted to re-enrol for the BVSc degree.

14. For students in the Bachelor of Midwifery and Bachelor of Nursing, the following will lead to exclusion:

(a) For Bachelor of Midwifery: No candidate will be given more than two opportunities to pass papers 177.101, 177.102 and 177.204, or more than one opportunity to pass papers 177.302 and 177.303, unless in extraordinary circumstances and subject to the approval of the Head of School.

(b) For Bachelor of Nursing: No candidate will be given more than two opportunities to pass each Praxis paper, including 168.121, 168.123, 168.124 (168.142 and 168.143 prior to 2006), unless in extraordinary circumstances and subject to the approval of the Head of School.

15. For students enrolled in the Bachelor of Social Work, the following will apply:

(a) Candidates will be given two opportunities to pass Field Work Practice papers 179.355 and 179.455.

(b) Students who fail twice will be excluded from the degree for a period of one year and will be required to apply for entry into the relevant part as specified in the progression policy for the degree.

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