This policy defines how The Open University monitors whether a student is making sufficient academic progress as defined in our regulations, how and when study restrictions may be applied, and how students can apply for permission to undertake further study given a study restriction.
If you require an alternative format of the policy, please contact your Student Support Team or your Apprenticeship Enrolment and Support Team (AEST) if you are studying an apprenticeship. Students living in Wales can speak with a student support adviser in Welsh on (029) 2047 1170, should they wish to do so.
This policy applies to Students studying undergraduate modules at Open University Levels 1, 2 and 3 (‘undergraduate study’). This includes all undergraduate modules studied on a standalone basis as well as undergraduate modules studied as part of a qualification. There is a separate version for Apprentices.
The rules on monitoring academic progress do not apply to Students or Learners studying microcredentials, vocational qualifications, postgraduate modules or qualifications or research degrees. However, if you have had a study restriction applied following unsuccessful study of three consecutive undergraduate modules and you wish to register or enrol to study a Short Course, a Level 0 Access module or a postgraduate module, you will need to contact us for permission to study any of these courses or modules.
For more information about changes to policy, terms and conditions, and curriculum visit the change log.