Results - Section contents

After finishing your final assignments and exams, you will receive your results. It is important that you understand what your results mean.

Results for Semester 2 subjects are released progressively after the exam period. The final results release date is Friday 2 December, 3pm. Subject results are published in my.unimelb. Find out more on how to get your results.

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

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.

The WAM gives you an indication of your overall academic performance in your degree and can be viewed in my.unimelb. 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:


What do I do if I’m missing a result?

  1. Wait until Monday 5 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 academic department about the missing result.
  3. Contact your Subject Coordinator (contact details listed in the Handbook) about your missing result.

For more information visit the missing results FAQ.

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. Contact your subject coordinator to arrange a viewing from the previous semester at any time before the end of the second week of the following teaching period.

Visit the exam reviews FAQ for details.

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 2017 (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)
  • Update your Study Plan

The Handbook 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).

If you’d like course advice, please wait until you have all your results before seeking advice from Stop 1.

See the section below for more details about unsatisfactory academic progress.

What should I do if I failed a requisite subject?

If you fail a requisite subject, you may notice that you have been automatically withdrawn from 2017 subjects, for which the failed subject is a requisite. If this happens:

  1. Check which subjects are missing on your Study Plan. Log into my.unimelb and select the 'My Study Plan' button (in the 'Student admin' box) to review your Study Plan.
  2. Check the Handbook to view your course requirements and choose new subjects. Log into your Study Plan if you decide to add subjects to your 2017 subject enrolment.
  3. Seek course advice from Stop 1 if you need assistance planning your future enrolment.
How do I know if I’m eligible for Final Subject Assessment?

The final subject rule isn’t something you apply for. If you’re eligible, you will be contacted.

Find out more about the Final Subject Assessment.

I was invited to graduate in December. When will I know if this is confirmed?You will receive an email on Friday 2 December by 4pm, which will advise if you will be able to graduate as planned in December 2016.

I’ve been offered a special assessment and I’ve been invited to graduate in December 2016. Can I still graduate?

If you have already passed the subject for which special assessment has been offered, you must decline your special assessment before Monday 28 November, 5pm* in order to attend your graduation in December 2016.

To decline your special assessment offer:

  1. Submit an online enquiry and select the category Assessment and results then Special consideration/study adjustments.
  2. In your enquiry:
    1. include your Student ID
    2. clearly outline the subject name/s and code/s where you wish to decline your special assessment

If you decline your special assessment, the result that you have already achieved will become your final subject result.

If you decline special assessment after 28 November*, you will be unable to graduate in December 2016. The next opportunity to graduate is March 2017.

* Thursday 1 December deadline for Juris Doctor and Law Masters students

I was invited to graduate in December 2016 but have failed subject/s in the second half of 2016.

All students expecting to graduate in December 2016 will receive an email on Friday 2 December by 4pm, which will advise if they are able to graduate. 

If you haven't passed all of your course requirements and will be unable to graduate in December 2016, you will need to re-enrol in your course for 2017. You will not be fined for re-enrolling after the timely re-enrolment deadline (9 December). Your enrolment may be cancelled if you fail to re-enrol by 6 January (midnight).

Refer to the Handbook for information about course requirements, subject options and key dates (e.g. last day to self-enrol, census dates, last day to withdraw).

Find out more on how to re-enrol and re-enrolment deadlines for 2017.

When will I know if I have met the requirements of my course?

On Friday 2 December by 4pm, you will receive an email confirming if you have met your course requirements and are able to graduate. If it's confirmed you will be graduating in December 2016, congratulations!

You can also check online to see if you have completed your course:

  1. Log into my.unimelb
  2. Select the 'Study plan' button in the Student admin box on the homepage
  3. Navigate to the 'Choose a Study Plan' or 'Study Plan Details' screen
  4. Your study plan status will indicate if you have passed your course

What if I can’t see my course completion?

  • This might be because you have some interim results (e.g. WAF, WXT, S). Course completions cannot be recorded until all results are finalised.
  • If you can’t view your course completion, but think you have met course requirements, please contact Stop 1.

Results are published progressively in my.unimelb

21 November – 2 December

Students completing their course in Semester 2, 2016: deadline to confirm postal address in my.unimelb* to receive a completed course academic transcript.

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

2 December

Final results release date

2 December (by 3pm)

Graduation eligibility emails sent

2 December (by 4pm)

December graduation ceremonies

3 – 16 December

Special/Supplementary exam period

8 – 14 December

Last date to re-enrol without incurring a $103 late re-enrolment fee

9 December (midnight)

Late re-enrolment period

If you re-enrol during the late re-enrolment period you will incur a $103 late re-enrolment fee.

10 December – 6 January 2017 (midnight)

Last date to re-enrol without cancellation

If you re-enrol after midnight 6 January you will be cancelled from your course. If this occurs, you can apply to be reinstated in your course and, if successful, you will incur a $258 reinstatement fee.

6 January 2017 (midnight)

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 should be released up to 4 January.

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. If you receive an email, you will need to act quickly: refer to the email for detailed instructions.

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 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). 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 2017 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 9 December (if you receive a CUPC email in December) or 17 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 their results are finalised.

Round Date emails sent to students Students ‘At Risk’ meetings CUPC meetings
Round 1 CUPC and Students 'At Risk': Friday 2 December 5 – 22 December 9 – 20 December
Round 2
This round includes students who were awarded special assessment or whose results were not finalised by early December
CUPC: Tuesday 10 January
Students ‘At Risk’: Friday 17 February
20 February – 3 March 17 – 31 January

More information:


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

A free transcript will be mailed to you.

Before Friday 2 December ensure your mailing address is up to date in my.unimelb. The 'Contact' address should be correct with the 'Preferred' box ticked.

Academic Transcripts should arrive in the mail from Tuesday 3 January

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

Visit Stop 1 (Parkville or Southbank) to purchase one the spot for $40.

From 3pm Friday 2 December

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

Order via eCommerce, or purchase one at Stop 1 (Parkville or Southbank) for $40.


I urgently need a copy of my results

Get an unofficial results statement:

  1. Log into my.unimelb
  2. Select the 'Student admin' tab
  3. Select 'Go to exams & results' under the Exams & results section
  4. Select 'View my recent results'
  5. Select 'Email my Statement of Results’


I need my Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement (AHEGS)

AHEGS are only available to students who graduate. You do not need to order one - it will be mailed to your postal address listed in my.unimelb automatically.

Visit the AHEGS FAQ for more details.

If you graduate in December 2016, you should receive yours in the mail from Monday 9 January 2017

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