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Staying on Track

Stage 2

If you don’t meet your academic progression requirements for two semesters in a row, your faculty will email you a Stage 2 notification letter.

This notification will advise you to:

You will also need to make an appointment with an academic adviser from your faculty or school. You will need to provide information showing the steps you’ve taken since Stage 1 to meet your progression requirements, and work out strategies moving forward.

If you’re enrolled in an award course of two years or less, you will skip Stage 2 and move to Stage 3.

Stage 2 questionnaire

The Stage 2 questionnaire asks you to reflect on your progress and identify any new or continuing problems you’re experiencing.

It’s important to carefully and realistically think about what is affecting your studies and answer honestly and openly when you fill out the questionnaire. This will ensure you receive the most relevant and helpful tips, advice and referrals to services to help you improve your circumstances. If you don’t meet your academic progression requirements and move to Stage 3, you risk being excluded.

The University has a number of support services (pdf, 194KB) available to you to assist with challenges you face while you are studying.

Stage 2 undergraduate students 

To arrange an appointment with an academic adviser, you'll need to send an email from your University email account, to and include:

  • your SID
  • three times that you will be available between Monday and Thursday.

You'll need to bring your completed Stage 2 self-reflective survey with you on the day of your consultation. If you fail to do this within the timeframe it will be noted on your progression profile.

Undergraduate students

If you are on Stage 1 and 2 of progression, it is a requirement that you meet with an Academic Advisor from your school within the Faculty. Advisors can discuss a range of different topics including:

  • improving academic performance
  • setting study goals
  • the support resources available to you within the Faculty and University.

To arrange an appointment with a FASS Academic Advisor, complete the online form.

If you have further questions, contact

Student Retention Coordinator

  • Level 5, Jane Foss Russell Building, Darlington Campus
Last updated: 22 June 2021

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