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Macquarie has established processes for the management of appeals to ensure transparent, equitable and consistent decisions. We have summarised these appeal policies to help you understand your appeal options.
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Academic Appeal asks the University to reconsider an eligible academic decision due to a procedural error occurring in the original application. The appeal process is designed to check whether you were given procedural fairness. View our Guide to Academic Appeals [PDF 263KB] for more information about these appeals.
In many cases disappointing grades will indicate the need to improve while in a smaller number of cases there may be an error. If there has been a clerical or procedural error, you may wish to appeal. You can only appeal your final grade, so you need to wait until final grades are released before lodging an appeal. View our Guide to Grade Appeals [PDF 252KB] and Grade Expectations Presentation to understand the steps you need to take to lodge an appeal.
If you are an international student who is studying the Standard Foundation Program in MUIC, you must attend 100% of the scheduled contact hours each term. This is a condition of your student visa. If your attendance drops, you may be issued with a Notice of Intent to Report due to not meeting the attendance requirements. You can view our Guide to Notice of Intent to Report (Attendance) Appeals [PDF 240KB] to understand your options and how to respond.
If you are a MUIC student who is not passing your subjects, you may be issues with a Notice of Intent to Report due to not meeting the Minimum Rate of Progress. View our Guide to Notice of Intent to Report (Minimum Rate of Progression) Appeals [PDF 453KB] for more information.
An appeal against a Special Consideration decision may be possible if a procedural error has occurred. Our Guide to Academic Appeals [PDF 263KB] and specialised Guide to Special Consideration Appeals [PDF 276KB] provides more information about this process.
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