Changes to grades and academic support measures in response to COVID-19
Earlier this year UOW implemented changes to grades and new academic support measures for Autumn Session, Annual Session, Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 2020.
Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on students, these changes and measures have now been extended for the remainder of 2020 sessions, including Trimester 3, Spring Session and Summer Session 2020.
For the sessions mentioned above, the following changes and measures will apply:
- Fail grades will not be recorded on academic transcripts where you have demonstrated a genuine attempt at the subject, and the fail grade is not a result of academic misconduct.
- If you pass a subject, but feel your grade does not reflect your full capability, you will have the option to have your mark and grade replaced with 'Satisfactory' on your transcript.
- If you have experienced significant hardship and that hardship has had a detrimental impact on your performance, appropriate allowances can also be made via UOW's existing academic consideration process.
There are a small number of exceptional circumstances where some of these measures can't be implemented. These include (but are not limited to) students enrolled in Graduate Medicine, Honours degrees or sessions outside those outlined above. If you are enrolled in these, you will need further advice about how these support measures relate to you.
Below are a series of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) that students have asked about grades and academic support measures. If you have a question that is not answered below, please get in touch. You can call us on +61 2 4221 3927 (9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday to Friday), or email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or submit them through the UOW feedback portal.