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Re-admission after exclusion

If you have been excluded for academic progress and would like to apply for re-admission into your course, we can help. Please contact us today for a free appointment.

Looking at applying for re-admission after exclusion? We’re here to help.

What is re-admission after exclusion?

You can access Deakin’s Re-admission After Academic Exclusion Webpage here. Students who have been excluded from their course for academic reasons may be eligible to apply for Re-admission after exclusion at a certain point in their period of exclusion. You can find out more in Deakin's Academic Progress Policy (see sections 42-45). Students are not automatically granted a place in their course once their exclusion period ends. (Note: Re-admission after exclusion is a different process to re-admission after discontinuation for reasons other than exclusion.)

When do I need to apply for re-admission to my course after exclusion?
  • The application deadline may be included in the Outcome Letter you received from your faculty confirming your exclusion from your course. Please read this Outcome Letter carefully. Alternatively, contact your faculty or view the submission deadlines here.
  • The application date varies depending on your faculty and when you were excluded from your course. Generally, students need to apply months prior to their proposed re-admission so please ensure you are aware of when you need to apply.
What information should I include in my re-admission after exclusion application?

You will need to provide details of:

  • The steps you have taken to address the factors that impeded your studies previously.
  • Why will you be more successful in your studies in the future.
  • Other information relevant to your application

Your application for re-admission should:

  • Outline any work, study and other actions undertaken whilst excluded.
  • Articulate and demonstrate why you will be more successful in your studies if re-admitted back into your course.
  • Outline how you plan to manage any previous issues (work, study, personal etc.) that may have contributed to your exclusion.
  • You are also required to attach a Course Map / Study Plan (please see the ‘Supporting Documentation’ section on the application form here).
We recommend attaching documents that provide evidence that you have addressed the issues that contributed to your exclusion, and you are now able to successfully complete your course. Examples of supporting documentation include:
  • Your updated course map/plan (created by a Deakin Student Advisor).
  • Transcripts of subjects or courses you undertook at other educational institutions during your period of exclusion
  • Letter of support from a counsellor or doctor
  • Letter of support from an employer about the work (either paid or voluntary work) you have completed during your period of exclusion and the skills and qualities you have demonstrated and developed (e.g. punctuality, responsibility)
  • Copies of email correspondence with the unit chairs of units you have previously failed and need to take again (i.e. to show you have sought feedback and how you are incorporating this in your plan for future academic success).
  • If you are not sure what supporting documentation to provide for your circumstances, please feel free to contact us for support.
How can a DUSA Advocates help me?
  • An Advocate can assist you to understand the process of applying for Re-admission After Exclusion, the information and supporting documentation you could provide in your application, and the possible outcomes of your application.
  • An Advocate can review your draft application and supporting documentation and provide feedback. An Advocate can provide you with information about other university processes that may be helpful to you.
  • An Advocate can also provide you with referrals to support services both within Deakin University and externally.
  • Please contact us to arrange a free appointment with a DUSA Advocate.

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