Results and grades

Results are emailed for semester 1 and semester 2 to a student's ACU student email account.

The following table shows you the dates for each teaching period’s Results Release day.

Term Term Code Release
Summer Term 201605 24 February 2016
Professional Term 1 201607 2 March 2016
Research A Term 201617 20 April 2016
Professional Term 2 201612 27 April 2016
Trimester 1 201632 18 May 2016
Professional Term 3 201615 1 June 2016
Term 1 201628 15 June 2016
Professional Term 4 201647 29 June 2016
Semester 1 201630 14 July 2016
Research B Term 201637 20 July 2016
Winter Term 201645 17 August 2016
Professional Term 5 201655 14 September 2016
Trimester 2 201652 14 September 2016
Professional Term 6 201665 19 October 2016
Research C Term 201657 19 October 2016
Term 2 201658 2 November 2016
Professional Term 7 201670 23 November 2016
Semester 2 201660 8 December 2016
Professional Term 8 201697 21 December 2016
Research D Term 201677 11 January 2017
Trimester 3 201672 11 January 2017

Once the results have been released, you might need to understand what each mark and notation means:

Notation Final Result Grade Range Guide (%) GPA Numerical Equivalent
HD High Distinction 85-100 7
DI Distinction 75-84 6
CR Credit 65-74 5
PA Pass 50-64 4
PS Pass Ungraded 50-100 No GPA number
NN Fail 0-49 1

At times you might see results and grade notations that seem different to what you normally expect. There are a number of situations where this might occurs. The following table lets you know what those grade notations stand for and what they mean:

Notation

Result Grade

Numerical Equivalent

Descriptor

WW

Withdrawn Without Academic Penalty


When a student withdraws from a unit in accordance with Regulation 5.3.3 or 5.3.4.

WN

Withdrawn – Fail

1

When a student withdraws from a unit outside the provisions of Regulation 5.3.3 or 5.3.4.

CG Credit Granted
When a student has been granted credit for the unit based on equivalent studies (Regulation 5.4).
CU Continuing Unit
Temporary grade for a thesis, dissertation, project, research, performance unit extending over more than one standard study period:
  • where progression criteria that have been prescribed for the unit are achieved and the Lecturer-in-Charge recommends that the student may progress with the work
  • where no progression criteria have been prescribed, a final result is not available and a finalisation date cannot be determined, or
  • where a thesis or dissertation has been submitted for examination, a final result is not available and a finalisation date cannot be determined.
NF Interim Fail
Temporary grade pending supplementary assessment.
This grade will be changed to a Pass (PA) or Fail (NN) by the end of the third week of the next standard study period.
DE Deferred examination
Temporary grade pending a Deferred Examination.
This grade will be changed to a final result grade by the end of the third week of the next standard study period.
CE Current Exchange
Temporary grade pending a final result when a student is studying an equivalent unit on a study abroad arrangement.
This grade will be changed to a final result grade of Credit Granted (CG) or Fail (NN) within 12 months of the end of the study period.
RW Result Withheld
When a student has been awarded a result but the result is withheld because of non-payment of any fee or fine or withholding of results has been directed because a matter concerning the student is under investigation under the Academic Honesty Policy or before a Discipline Committee or Discipline Appeals Committee.
AN Annulled
When a result has been annulled by determination of a Discipline Committee or Discipline Appeals Committee.

For further information please visit Grading Schema