Published: Monday 23rd October 2017
Why are marks being introduced?
- recognise the relative success of students who achieve more than the minimum cut-off mark for a grade band
- allow students to calculate a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) if required for admission to further study or for applications for clerkship or internship programs in Law
- allow students in South Australia and Victoria (where the standard State grading schema is HD: 80–100; DI: 70–79; CR: 60–69; PA: 50–59) to demonstrate a comparative GPA with their State counterparts when applying for Honours or postgraduate study at another university
- improve record keeping by including marks in students' official academic records.
Modifications to Results Entry systems
Changes to calculation of GPA
This change will only apply to units from Summer 2018; it will not be applied retrospectively.
For example: a third year student failed one unit in each of 2016 and 2017, and fails another unit in 2018. The first two failed units will each contribute one point to her final GPA calculation, whereas the 2018 fail will be given a value of zero.
What won't be changing
- The current ACU grading schema of HD: 85–100; DI: 75–84; CR: 65–74; PA: 50–64 will not change.
- ACU will not be providing a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) at this time as the provision of marks will enable students to calculate both a WAM and a GPA as required.
Page last updated: 2017-10-23
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