A student will receive an Academic Warning, at the end of an academic year, if he/she is performing at an unsatisfactory level.
This is defined as having failed 15 or more credits across their programme of study having no record of extenuating circumstances.
The student will be identified following the publication of the final results for the academic year.
The student will receive notification of the Academic Warning via their UCD Connect e-mail account.
The student will be required to meet with a designated member of staff to devise a plan of action with specific targets to be met for passing failed modules within an agreed timeframe. The student may be referred to the Engineering and Architecture College Office or other campus services (such as the Maths Support Centre, Writing Centre, UCD Access and Lifelong Learning, etc.) for specific supports, and/or a reduced workload (i.e. fewer than 30 credits/trimester) or a Leave of Absence may be agreed:
3.8 Governing Boards shall monitor student workloads and where, in the opinion of a Governing Board, a student’s workload is unsustainable, it may, following appropriate consultation with the student, require that the student’s workload be reduced to sustainable levels. (Academic Regulations - Regulation 3.8 Workload)
If the targets are met within the agreed timeframe, and the student performs at a satisfactory level in the subsequent trimester the Academic Warning will expire.