Termination of Studies

If you have not achieved sufficient credits for your particular stage of study, you cannot continue your studies.  This is known as 'Termination of Studies' and means you are no longer a student at the University and, subject to the outcome of any appeal against this decision, cannot continue on your registered degree course. 

Students can appeal against Termination of Studies. Full details of the process can be found on the University's webpage on Academic Appeals and also further in the advice section on Appeals & S-coding. If you intend to appeal or have initiated the appeals process, you should normally continue to go to class in case your appeal is upheld.

If you have established that you have sufficient grounds for appeal, you should explain these grounds, including providing any relevant evidence, in your appeal submission.  Evidence could include medical documentation, or details of communication you have had with Student Services or a School.  Whilst it is expected that you include evidence with your appeal, you should indicate if any evidence is pending on the appeal submission deadline.  In your appeal, you must describe how your circumstances affected your studies and ultimately resulted in your studies being terminated. 

You must demonstrate a clear intention of continuing and completing your studies. Therefore, you should also include details of how you intend to do this. Outlining the steps you will take or have already taken to avoid getting into academic difficulty in the future is an important part of your appeal.  

Before submitting your appeal, you may wish to take advice from Student Services (studentservices@st-andrews.ac.uk) or the Students’ Association (union@st-andrews.ac.uk) as they will be able to suggest what type of support you may need, or changes you should consider making in order to complete your studies.