Trimester 1 - Census Date - 3rd March
The census date for Trimester 1 2017 is Friday 3rd March.
Students will need to ensure their enrolment is finalised by the approved census date.
- Higher Education students who withdraw from a unit or units after the census date for a study period are liable for the tuition fees for the unit or units and will be awarded a "Fail" grade for the unit or units or a "Withdrawn Fail" if they withdraw prior to the end of week 8 of term.
- VET students who withdraw from a subject or subjects after census date for the study period are liable for the tuition fees for the subject or subjects and will be awarded a "Withdrawn Failed" grade for the subject or subjects.
How to withdraw from units/subjects pre-census
Re-enrolling students can withdraw from units/subjects before the census date in the "Enrolment" section of their student portal. Instructions on how to do this can be found here.
New students (any student in their first term of an award) should contact their relevant Student Administration team for advice on how to withdraw from units/subjects pre-census.
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ACAP Student Feedback
The 2016 Student Satisfaction Survey provided some interesting feedback in relation to studying at ACAP with 76% of students indicating that they were satisfied with their studies at the College and 82% indicating that they were treated fairly and equitably in their dealings with the College.
Most students found their course intellectually stimulating (86%), reported that their course sharpened their critical and analytical thinking skills (83%) and that teaching staff were accessible and helpful (79%). Students believed they were given clear explanations on coursework and assessments (76%) and on the resources that are available to help them learn (85%). However, only 68% indicated that the course met the expectations they had prior to my enrolment.
IT Help Desk rated 67% satisfaction, Administration 69% and Placement 49% while Student Learning Support and Library Staff support rated 80%.
In terms of facilities, IT on campus services such as wifi and computer availability were rated at 67%, on campus teaching facilities were rated at 77% and the campus library at 75%.
In the first few weeks of Trimester 1, the college will post an action plan on the Student Portal addressing the issues raised by students in the survey. Students will be kept informed throughout the year with updates to the action plan.
Is a Bachelor Degree the right next step after your ACAP Diploma?
ACAP Student Learning Support is proud to launch a lively new module for Diploma students who are nearing the end of their course, created to explain what to expect during Bachelor study.
Bachelor Explorer is free and contains around 50 short videos featuring alumni sharing their experiences of transitioning from Diploma to Bachelor courses, plus ACAP teachers and staff explaining the differences in work placement, coursework and assessment preparation.
Use Bachelor Explorer to find answers to your questions about Degree study and be ready to make an informed decision about your future.
Diploma students have automatic access to Bachelor Explorer after completing six modules of study. Simply log in to the Student Portal and find Bachelor Explorer in the My Classes section. Watch the trailer to find out more. Need more info? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
New Course Progression Policy
A new Course Progression Policy was approved by the Academic Board in Trimester 3, 2015. The new policy differs significantly from the previous policy because conditional enrolment (enrolment in one unit only) and suspension are no longer part of the intervention process. The new policy has three stages:
The new policy identifies students who are not doing well from their first trimester of study. These students are given an “academic caution” and are reminded of all the support services available for students, for example, learning support and counselling support.
If students continue to not do well, they are notified that they are “at risk” of making unsatisfactory course progression. Again, students are reminded of the support services available to them to help them to succeed and complete their studies.
The final stage identifies students who are making unsatisfactory course progression and their enrolment at the College is discontinued.
Throughout this process, enrolment is not restricted, although, some Schools may ask students to reduce their study load.