Results

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:

  1. Contact your Subject Coordinator as soon as possible after results have been released.
  2. 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 GradeDescriptionWhen the grade will be used
WH Withheld
  • If the result is not finalised
  • If there is an outstanding grievance or misconduct
  • Other reasons the faculty may have for withholding the result
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.

Available grades

GradeNameNotes
HD High Distinction (85%-100%)  
D Distinction (75%-84%)  
C Credit (65%-74%)  
P Pass (50%-64%)  
PS Pass Supplementary Implemented 2012; identifies students who have successfully completed a supplementary assessment
F Fail (0%-49%)  
CO Complete  
IPC In Progress Coursework Implemented in Autumn 2008 to replace NC
IPR In Progress Research Implemented in Autumn 2008 to replace NC
S Satisfactory  
U Unsatisfactory  
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. 

Discontinued grades

The following grades have been discontinued.

GradeNameNotes
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:

GradeName
D Distinction
C Credit
P Pass
F Failure
W Withdrawal
WF Withdrawal/Fail
I Incomplete
E Exempt

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.

Available grades

GradeMark (%)Descriptor
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:

  • consistent evidence of deep and critical understanding
  • substantial originality and insight in identifying, generating and communicating competing arguments, perspectives or problem-solving approaches
  • critical evaluation of problems, their solutions and their implications
  • use of quantitative analysis of data as the basis for deep and thoughtful judgments, drawing insightful, carefully qualified conclusions from this work
  • creativity in application as appropriate to the discipline
  • eloquent and sophisticated communication of information and ideas in terms of the conventions of the discipline
  • consistent application of appropriate skills, techniques and methods with outstanding levels of precision and accuracy
  • all or almost all answers correct, very few or none incorrect
Distinction D 75-84

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:

  • evidence of integration and evaluation of critical ideas, principles, concepts and/or theories
  • distinctive insight and ability in applying relevant skills, techniques, methods and/or concepts
  • demonstration of frequent originality in defining and analysing issues or problems and providing solutions
  • fluent and thorough communication of information and ideas in terms of the conventions of the discipline
  • frequent application of appropriate skills, techniques and methods with superior levels of precision and accuracy
  • most answers correct, few incorrect
Credit C 65-74

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:

  • evidence of learning that goes beyond replication of content knowledge or skills
  • demonstration of solid understanding of fundamental concepts in the field of study
  • demonstration of the ability to apply these concepts in a variety of contexts
  • use of convincing arguments with appropriate coherent and logical reasoning
  • clear communication of information and ideas in terms of the conventions of the discipline
  • regular application of appropriate skills, techniques and methods with high levels of precision and accuracy
  • many answers correct, some incorrect
Pass P 50-64

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:

  • knowledge, understanding and application of fundamental concepts of the field of study
  • use of routine arguments with acceptable reasoning
  • adequate communication of information and ideas in terms of the conventions of the discipline
  • ability to apply appropriate skills, techniques and methods with satisfactory levels of precision and accuracy
  • a combination of correct and incorrect answers
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.