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Unsatisfactory Progress (USP) Sanction
What is an Unsatisfactory Progress (USP) Sanction?
If you fail a subject or subjects a USP sanction may be placed on your student record indicating you have made Unsatisfactory Progress. Unsatisfactory Progress is not a disciplinary measure, but a mechanism to help you keep on track to complete your degree.If you have a USP sanction, your Study Plan will be temporarily locked to prevent further amendments to it and the following message will display on your my.unimelb home page:
"Your academic progress is of concern. You are unable to enrol or amend your enrolment until this matter is resolved. Continue to check your student email account as you will receive correspondence from the University regarding what action you need to take".
How to remove a USP SanctionThe sanction will be removed depending on your circumstances:
- If you are deemed to be At Risk the sanction should be lifted from your student account within 24 hours of it being enacted and you will be able to amend your enrolment as normal.
- If you are deemed to be Unsatisfactory the sanction will remain on your account and will not be removed until you receive an outcome from your Course Academic Progress Committee (CAPC) meeting. Students receive an outcome within three business days of their CAPC meeting.