Results - Section contents

After finishing your final assignments and exams for the semester, your subject results will be published in my.unimelb.

Release dates

EventDate
Semester 2 2017 official results release date Friday 1 December 2017, from 3pm
All results are released progressively and you may be able to view some results before this date.
Special or supplementary assessments results release date

Within 10 working days after the final assessment is sat or submitted.

For assessments sat or submitted during the Special / Supplementary exam period, results are expected to be released by Friday 5 January 2018.

Non-standard subjects (e.g. summer semester, monthly intensives) results release date

Within 20 working days after the final assessment is sat or submitted.

For a full list of grading and results codes, visit the Assessment and Results Policy.

GradeMarkDescription
H1 80%–100% First Class Honours
H2A 75%–79% Second Class Honours Division A
H2B 70%–74% Second Class Honours Division B
H3 65%–69% Third Class Honours
P 50%–64% Pass
N 0–49% Fail
NH 49% Fail where you have not satisfactorily completed all prescribed (hurdle) requirements and would otherwise have passed the subject.
A mark of 49% appears on your transcript.
More details: Hurdle requirements FAQ
S -

A special or supplementary exam has been awarded.

Special assessments are awarded as an outcome of Special Consideration. More on special examinations.

WAF - Withheld – assessment to be finalised.
Used when the faculty has decided to withhold the grade. This would be used, for example, where additional assessment in the form of an assignment or an examination is being considered, or the result has been withheld pending the outcome of an academic misconduct hearing.
WXT - An extension has been granted
CMP - Pass (no mark awarded). Only used for subjects marked on a pass/fail basis.

Throughout your degree you are given a Weighted Average Mark (WAM). The WAM gives you an indication of your overall academic performance in your degree and can be viewed in my.unimelb. At some other institutions, this may be known as a Grade Point Average (GPA).

When can I see my WAM?
The WAM is updated progressively as results are added to your record, so the best time to view your WAM is when you can see all of your results for the last study period.

More information:

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What do I do if I’m missing a result?

  1. Wait until Monday 4 December and check your results again.
  2. If results are still missing, check your University email account to see if you have a message from the subject’s academic teaching department about the missing result.
  3. Contact your Subject Coordinator (contact details listed in the Handbook) about your missing result.

How do I improve my academic performance?

  • Visit the Academic Skills website and take advantage of their services including individual tutorials, workshops, and online resources.
  • Get feedback from your subject coordinator about your performance in a subject.
  • Arrange a viewing of your exam paper (see below for more information)

Can I see my exam paper?

Exam viewing appointments are a chance for you to have a look at your exam paper.

You can make a request to your Subject Coordinator (contact details listed in the Handbook) to access your examination scripts from the previous semester at any time before the end of the second week of the following semester.

Visit the exam reviews FAQ for details.

I haven't got all my results, but I think I've failed a subject

During the time between completing your exams and the official results release date on 1 December, you may notice that your Weighted Average Mark (WAM) changes.

This is normal while your results are progressively being added to your student record. Until your results are finalised, don't worry or make assumptions about your WAM changing and how it may reflect on your results.

You will only know if you have failed a subject once you see the final grade recorded in my.unimelb.

What should I do if I failed a subject?

Once you have your results:

  • Decide if you would like to make any enrolment changes for 2018 (e.g. change a subject, adjust your study load, or take a leave of absence)
  • Check that you meet any course progression rules that apply to your course in the Handbook (e.g. for some undergraduate courses, students need to have passed at least 50 points of first year subjects before they can enrol in second year subjects). The Handbook also provides information about course requirements, subjects offered for your course, and subject key dates (e.g. last day to self-enrol, census date, last day to withdraw without fail).
  • Update your Study Plan via my.unimelb

What to do if you are unsure what to do next:

  • Read the failing a subject FAQ for advice on what to do.
  • If you need further assistance with course planning, wait until you have all your results before seeking advice from Stop 1.
  • If you are questioning the direction you’re taking in your major/s or course, book a Student Connect appointment.

See the section below for more details about how failing a subject may impact your unsatisfactory academic progress.

What happens if I failed a prerequisite subject?

If you have a failed subject which is a prerequisite for a subject that you are currently enrolled in, you will be withdrawn from that subject.

You will then need to either enrol in a new subject, or apply for approval to remain enrolled in the withdrawn subject.

Learn more on what to do next if you fail a prerequisite subject.

How do I know if I’m eligible for Final Subject Assessment?

The final subject rule is not something you can apply for. You will be contacted if you are eligible.

Find out more about the Final Subject Assessment.

I’ve failed a subject - can I apply for special consideration?

After Friday 1 December (the Semester 2 2017 official results release date), special consideration applications for Semester 2 subjects will not be accepted.

The only exception to this rule, is where you can demonstrate that exceptional circumstances prevented you from applying for special consideration by the due date.

I’ve failed a subject but am enrolled in a quota subject in a future study period. What do I do?

If entry into the quota subject is based on academic merit, you may need to enrol in another subject. Please refer to the Handbook for subject-specific quota information.

I hold a student visa and was due to complete my course in Semester 2, 2017, but have failed a subject. What should I do?

You will need to:

  1. Enrol in remaining subjects on your study plan via my.unimelb
  2. Request a Confirmation of Enrolment extension
  3. Renew your visa by applying for a new student visa. Learn more on how to renew a student visa.
How do my results impact my ability to graduate as planned in December 2017?

You will not be able to graduate in December if you have:

  • failed subject/s in your final study period, or
  • been offered a special assessment, and don't decline it before the deadline.

Visit the graduation eligibility FAQ for more information, including when and how to decline a special assessment.

EventDate

If you are completing your course in Semester 2, 2017: deadline to update address in my.unimelb* to receive your free academic transcript.

* Ensure your 'Contact' address is correct and has the ‘Preferred' box ticked

Tuesday 5 December (5pm)

Semester 2 2017 official results release date

Friday 1 December (3pm)

All results are released progressively and you may be able to view some results before this date.

Graduation eligibility emails sent

Friday 1 December

Special and supplementary exam timetable released

Monday 4 December, by 5pm

Special/Supplementary exam period

Thursday 7 December – Thursday 14 December

December graduation ceremonies

Saturday 2 December – Friday 15 December

If you complete your course at the end of Semester 2 2017 you will receive a free academic transcript mailed to your ‘preferred’ contact address in my.unimelb.

From Friday 22 December

Results for special/supplementary assessments released

Within 10 working days after the final assessment is sat or submitted.

For assessments sat or submitted during the Special / Supplementary exam period, results are expected to be released by Friday 5 January 2018.

Results for non-standard subjects

E.g. summer semester subjects, November intensives

Within 20 working days after the final assessment is sat or submitted.

If you have failed subject/s you may not have met the academic progress requirements for your course. You will receive an email with important information about your academic progress status and enrolment as per the timelines in the table below. If you receive an email, you will need to act quickly: refer to the email for detailed instructions. If you do not receive an email after all your results are finalised, but believe you have not met the academic progress requirements for your course, please submit an enquiry as soon as possible for assistance.

There are two sorts of unsatisfactory academic progress email notifications:

1. Students ‘At Risk’

If you are identified as being ‘At Risk’ you will be invited via email to make an appointment with a Stop 1 student development adviser. The aim of this appointment is to:

  • help you figure out what went wrong this semester,
  • discuss any difficulties you are having, and
  • together come up with strategies to help improve your academic standing.

2. Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

If your progress is unsatisfactory you will be invited via email to provide a written submission and to meet with a Course Unsatisfactory Progress Committee (CUPC), which is made of Academic staff from your faculty or school. The CUPC will:

  • consider your academic record and any information you provide
  • discuss the strategies and support services that might help you improve your academic performance.
  • establish whether you have the capacity to finish your course.

The CUPC will make a decision about your future enrolment, even if you decide not to provide a submission and/or attend a meeting with the Committee.

If you decide to:

  1. Meet with the CUPC: you will need to phone to make an appointment within the timeframes outlined in your email.
  2. Provide a written submission:
    • If you are attending a CUPC meeting, lodge your submission at least two working days before your meeting.
    • If you are not attending a CUPC meeting, lodge your submission before 8 December (if you receive a CUPC email in December) or 18 January (if you receive a CUPC email in January).

Timing of email notifications and meetings

There are two rounds of email notifications. This is because a student’s academic progress status is determined when all of their results are finalised.

Round Date emails sent to students Students ‘At Risk’ meetings CUPC meetings
Round 1               CUPC and Students 'At Risk': Friday 1 December 4–20 December 8–19 December
Round 2
This round includes students who were awarded special assessment or whose results were not finalised by early December.
CUPC and Students ‘At Risk’: Wednesday 10 January 19 February–2 March 18–30 January (excluding Australia Day)

More information:

SituationHowWhen

I need an academic transcript that shows I have completed my course

A free transcript will be mailed to you.

Before Tuesday 5 December:

Ensure your mailing address is up to date in my.unimelb. You can do this by checking:

  1. The 'Contact' address is correct
  2. The 'Preferred' box is ticked

Academic Transcripts should arrive in the mail from Friday 22 December.

I urgently need a document that shows I have completed my course (and can't wait for my free one to arrive in the mail)

  1. First download a Statement of Results via my.unimelb to check your course completion is recorded.
  2. If you then need an official University academic transcript, visit Stop 1 (Parkville or Southbank) to purchase one on the spot for $41*.

*Please note, this fee will increase to $42 from 1 January 2018.

When your course is recoded as complete. For most students, this will be after 3pm on Friday 1 December.

I haven't completed my course, or I need extra copies of my academic transcript

  • Order via eCommerce, or
  • Purchase an academic transcript for $41* at Stop 1 (Parkville or Southbank).

*Please note, this fee will increase to $42 from 1 January 2018.

Anytime

I urgently need a copy of my results

  • Download an statement of results via my.unimelb
  • Purchase an academic transcript for $41* at Stop 1 (Parkville or Southbank) to have it issued on the spot.

*Please note, this fee will increase to $42 from 1 January 2018.

 

I need my Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement (AHEGS)

AHEGS are only available to students who have graduated. You do not need to order one, it will be mailed to your ‘preferred’ contact address in my.unimelb automatically.

Visit the AHEGS FAQ for more details.

If you graduate in December 2017, you should receive your AHEGS in the mail by Monday 29 January 2018.

Avoid any delays and ensure your details in my.unimelb are always up to date: