All you need to know about academic standing
It's important to maintain good academic standing at Griffith to succeed in your studies and avoid possible exclusion from the University. Here you can find out more about academic standing, learn what your academic standing status means and tap into support to improve your academic standing.
You are considered to have good academic standing if you:
- successfully complete 50% or more of the courses in which you are enrolled
- maintain a cumulative career GPA of at least 3.5.
If your GPA falls below a certain level and you fail to successfully complete assessments, the University will reach out to let you know you're at risk of not maintaining your good academic standing and offer support.
Your academic standing status
If you're at risk of poor academic standing, the University will let you know your level of risk, which is represented as a colour-coded status:
If you receive a Blue status, you have a low risk of poor academic standing.
You may receive a Blue status if you have either:
- a cumulative career GPA between 3.5 and 4, and a term GPA of 3.5 or less for the most recent teaching period
- failed 50% of your courses and a cumulative career GPA of 3.5 or greater.
If you receive an Amber status, you have a moderate risk of poor academic standing.
You may receive an Amber status if you have either:
- a cumulative career
GPA of 3.5 or greater
- failed the same course twice
- passed all courses in the most recent teaching period, but have a cumulative career GPA of less than 3.5 and one previous amber status.
If you receive a Red status, your risk of poor academic standing is significant and you may be excluded from the University.
You may receive a Red status if you have either:
- failed a designated course
- failed the same course three times
- a cumulative career GPA of less than 3.5 and at least one previous amber status.
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Support to improve your academic standing
Griffith has a wide range of support to help you retain good academic standing and improve your grades.
Connect with a student mentor
Griffith's student mentoring programs provide a relaxed atmosphere to engage with others, break down complex ideas together and develop skills for academic success.
Some programs you might find helpful include:
- Study support, where you can drop in for tips on writing, referencing, researching and assessments
- Peer-Assisted Study Sessions, where you can join group learning sessions for some courses students find particularly challenging.
Explore career resources
It's important to reflect on whether your chosen degree still aligns with your goals and interests. You may want to consider:
- Are you are having difficulties with the materials because you're not enjoying what you're studying?
- Have your career goals have changed since you first began university?
- Have you have developed a strong interest in another field of study?
Our Careers and Employment Service's plan your career page provides resources to help you evaluate the answers to such questions. You can also consider other study options using our degree finder or OUA degrees.