If you've received a show cause letter, you have been placed on an unsatisfactory performance review. This means that you will need to provide evidence regarding your reasons for failing as well as show what steps you intend to take to improve your performance.
It may seem scary, however it is important that you understand the process and possible outcomes of being a show cause student. There are consequences for not submitting your show cause statement and any supporting documentation outlining your claim. At the end of the show cause process, you may be subject to certain limitations or stipulations on your next semester of study. It is also worthwhile noting that past performance also plays a part in your show cause application.
If you enrol for the coming study term, please note that it is likely that you will need to reduce your workload in the future. Do not try to enrol in a full time 40-50 unit study load if you are at show cause. It is important that you think about your current academic position before deciding on the number of units you will enrol in. This will show the Faculty that you have thought about your future enrolments and study load, which they will assess when viewing your show cause statement. We would strongly recommend speaking with your Program Officer before enrolling. Should enrolments open earlier than the show cause process it may be worthwhile enrolling, however please note that your enrolment may need to be changed depending on the outcome of your application.
Please note that if you are an international student, you should be aware of your student visa compliance obligations. It is important you speak with ESOS about your program and upcoming show cause outcome.
For information on the show cause process please read this FAQ document on the show cause process.