Changes to Academic Regulations regarding withdrawal without academic penalty
Published: Thursday 15th March 2018
There has been a change to the clause in the 2018 Academic Regulations regarding withdrawal without academic penalty.
The revised clause at 126.96.36.199 provides guidance as to when a WW - Withdrawn Without Academic Penalty grade can be approved by the Head of School, as follows:
188.8.131.52 Withdrawal without academic penalty can only be approved by the Head of School, or equivalent, under the following circumstances:
where there have been no approvals granted for withdrawal without academic penalty under this clause in previous study periods;
where a commencing student is enrolled in their first study period and is experiencing significant difficulties with University studies at this time or has made an incorrect program choice; or
as an outcome from the resolution of a formal complaint; or
where a student with an otherwise successful record who has experienced adverse circumstances that may not meet the special circumstances specified under the Higher Education Support Act.
This withdrawal decision is in addition to the special circumstances specified under the Higher Education Support Act (RE process) under 184.108.40.206.
A new WW Application to Withdraw Without Academic Penalty form is now available through the student portal. With the introduction of the new WW form, the SC Special Consideration form has been updated and is no longer to be used to approve withdrawal without academic penalty.