Essential information for academic processes

Important policy information regarding your enrolment, orientation and commencement, assessments, exams, results and progression, and graduation.

Policy updates

The Policy Central Bulletin Board lists recently approved or amended rules and policies, as well as those that are open for consultation.

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Enrolment and deferral

From accepting your offer to enrolling, find out what you need to know about enrolment and deferrals.

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Financial and welfare support

If you need financial or welfare support, find out how the University may be able to assist you.

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Recognition of prior learning

We offer credit towards your study for prior formal, informal and non-formal learning.

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Orientation and commencement

Your responsibilities

We are committed to providing you with the support you need to feel safe and supported at University. Find out about our expected standards of behaviour.

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Academic support

We have a network of services, facilities and experts to make your university experience as smooth and rewarding as possible.

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Changing units and last day to enrol

Once you've enrolled in your units of study, you still have the opportunity to change your units.  Find out how to withdraw from units, the deadlines for doing so and financial penalties that may apply if you are outside these deadlines.

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Give yourself the best chance to succeed by familiarising yourself with your Unit Guide and university assessment requirements.

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Have you experienced a problem during your studies? Need an extension or special consideration? Find out your options.

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Academic integrity and plagiarism

As a student of the University, you are expected to promote a culture of academic integrity. Find out about the consequences of cheating and plagiarism.

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Exam support

Exams can be stressful, but being prepared can help you to manage stress and perform at your best.

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Problems during exams

If you are experiencing circumstances that may negatively impact the quality or timeliness of your assignments or exams, support is available.

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Supplementary exam

Do you need to sit a supplementary exam? Find out what you need to do.

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Results and progression

Unexpected results and appeals

Not happy with an assessment mark, a grade or an academic decision? Find out your options.

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Academic progression

Successful progression through your studies is very important. Find out what academic standing and progression mean and how they apply to you.

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Discontinuing studies

Want to take a break? Find out more about discontinuing your studies.

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Graduation and ceremonies

Once you have completed your degree, we invite you to celebrate by attending your graduation ceremony.

Transcripts and certificates

What documents will you receive at your graduation, and what can you do if you lose them?

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Policy documents

Policy Central is Macquarie University's repository for all approved policy documents.

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