- Publication dates of results
- Review of mark or grade
- Withheld result for a subject
- Legend of grades
- UOW grade descriptors
At the end of each session your final subject results are published on the web and can be accessed via SOLS. Result notifications are not posted to students and will not be released by telephone or by enquiring at Student Central.
Release of results dates are available on the Exams and Results dates page.
You are entitled to request a review of your mark or grade, by taking the following steps:
- Contact your Subject Coordinator as soon as possible after results have been released.
- If you are still dissatisfied with your mark or grade after having received feedback from your Subject Coordinator, you may submit a formal request for a review by the Head of School within ten (10) working days after results have been released.
Lodge a Request for Review of Mark or Grade via the Complaints Management website.
Maintaining satisfactory course progress
You are required to pass more than 50% of credit points in each study period to satisfy course progress requirements.
For further information see the Course Progress Policy.
A withheld result for a subject may be granted as follows:
|Withheld Grade||Description||When the grade will be used|
|WD||Withheld - Academic Consideration - Deferred Assessment||If you have applied for Academic Consideration and are to take a deferred assessment|
|WS||Withheld - Supplementary Assessment - Supplementary Assessment||If as a result of being close to passing the subject, you have been offered a supplementary assessment.|
|WHE||Withheld - Extension||If an extension has been granted on the withheld result.|
Withheld results must be declared 10 weeks after the release of result date.
Where a WH or ND result is granted, it is your responsibility to contact the relevant academic unit as soon as practical. Failure to do so may result in an automatic fail grade being determined after 10 weeks from the release of results.
If you have a withheld result at the time of results release, the result will normally become available within a few days. We suggest that you check the web every couple of days, and contact your lecturer if the delay is longer. We will not contact you when the result becomes available as a result of the large number of results that can be delayed by a few days.
Withheld result for a course
There are a number of reasons why all your results may be withheld:
- you have not paid a fee or charge after due notice has been given
- you have not completed the CareerSmart or StartSmart modules, or
- you are facing disciplinary proceedings.
You will know that your results have been withheld if they are entirely blocked from view in SOLS or the results for each of your subjects show as 'WITHHELD'.
There are a range of grades that you might receive for an assessment task, or when you complete a subject. The table below lists the grades, what they mean, and in some cases includes some further explanatory information.
|HD||High Distinction (85%-100%)|
|PS||Pass Supplementary||Implemented 2012; identifies students who have successfully completed a supplementary assessment|
|IPC||In Progress Coursework||Implemented in Autumn 2008 to replace NC|
|IPR||In Progress Research||Implemented in Autumn 2008 to replace NC|
|E||Excellent||Graduate Medicine subjects only|
|WH||Withheld||Implemented in Autumn 2008 to replace WA, WM, WO|
|WHE||Withheld Extension||Implemented in Autumn 2008 to replace WE|
|WD||Withheld Deferred Assessment||Implemented 2012; identifies students sitting a deferred assessment as a result of an academic consideration application|
|WS||Withheld Supplementary Assessment||Implemented 2012; identifies students offered a supplementary assessment as a result of a final mark achieved.|
|ND||Not Declared||Implemented in Autumn 2008 to replace NX|
|TF||Technical Fail||No mark will be presented on the student record. The allocated mark of 49 will be used as the weighted average mark calculation for subjects at all levels.|
The following grades have been discontinued.
|WA||Withheld - assessment incomplete||Discontinued in 2008, replaced by WH|
|WM||Withheld - medical or compassional grounds||Discontinued in 2008, replaced by WH|
|WO||Withheld - other||Discontinued in 2008, replaced by WH|
|WE||Withheld - extension||Discontinued in 2008, replaced by WHE|
|NX||Incomplete||Discontinued in 2008, replaced by ND|
|NC||Not Complete||Discontinued in 2008, replaced by IPC and IPR|
|PC||Pass Conceded (45%-49%)||Discontinued in 2012|
|PR||Pass Restricted (45%-49%)||Discontinued in 2012|
Wollongong Teachers' College grades
The following grades were applicable between 1962 and 1974:
The UOW Grade Descriptors describe student performance at each of the University’s grade levels as per the Teaching and Assessment: Assessment and Feedback Policy.
|High Distinction HD||85-100||
A high distinction grade (HD) is awarded for performance that provides evidence of an outstanding level of attainment of the relevant subject learning outcomes, demonstrating the attributes of a distinction grade plus (as applicable) one or more of the following:
A distinction grade (D) is awarded for performance that provides evidence of a superior level of attainment of the relevant subject learning outcomes, demonstrating the attributes of a credit grade plus (as applicable) one or more of the following:
A credit grade (C) is awarded for performance that provides evidence of a high level of attainment of the relevant subject learning outcomes, demonstrating the attributes of a pass grade plus (as applicable) one or more of the following:
A pass grade (P) is awarded for performance that provides evidence of a satisfactory level attainment of the relevant subject learning outcomes, demonstrating (as applicable) one or more of the following:
|Fail F||<50||A fail grade (F) is given for performance that does not provide sufficient evidence of attainment of the relevant subject learning outcomes.|
|Technical Fail TF||A technical fail (TF) grade is given when minimum performance level requirements for at least one assessment item in the subject as a whole has not been met despite the student achieving at least a satisfactory level of attainment of the subject learning outcomes.|
|Satisfactory S||A satisfactory grade (S) is awarded for performance that demonstrates a satisfactory level of attainment of the relevant subject learning outcomes.|
|Unsatisfactory U||An unsatisfactory grade (U) is awarded for performance that demonstrates an unsatisfactory level of attainment of the relevant subject learning outcomes.|
|Excellent E||An excellent grade (E) may be awarded, instead of a satisfactory grade (S), within subjects from the School of Medicine that have been completed with a consistent pattern of high standard of performance in all aspects of the subject.|