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Have you been asked to Show Cause?

As a USC student, the University monitors your academic performance to ensure you are moving toward successfully completing your program requirements.

If you have not been successful in your studies – for example, if you have achieved a study period GPA of less than 3.0 in more than one study period, or have failed certain courses for a second time – you will be considered for exclusion and asked to ‘Show Cause’. This means you need to demonstrate why you should be allowed to continue your studies.

  • What does exclusion mean?
  • Why have I been asked to Show Cause?
  • Consideration for exclusion (MAP Stage 3)
  • How do I Show Cause?
  • How do I submit my Show Cause?
  • Essential information for Student visa holders

Where can I get help?

The Student Success team can provide general advice about the Show Cause process, please contact them through Student Central.

For assistance with preparing your response contact the Student Guild Advocacy Service.

If you would like to speak to a Counsellor or Disability Adviser about your personal circumstances, contact Student Wellbeing.

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