On this page you can find out how to access your assessment results, why results may be withheld and how to get a review of results.
Key dates for release of results
The official dates for the release of results for UNSW Sydney are listed below. Please be aware that results cannot be released earlier than the published dates.
See our guide to teaching periods for an explanation of abbreviations (such as T1C etc).
What do the different grades mean?
What happens if I have an outstanding debt?
An outstanding debt with UNSW means you'll be denied some or all of the following services:
- Receipt of examination and course results
- Examination results
- Access to UNSW Library services
- Access to campus buildings and computer laboratories
- Re-enrolment or Graduation (whichever is applicable)
- Your academic transcript or any other official documentation issued by UNSW
What should you do?
If your debt is a:
- Tuition fee or activity fee - Obtain a fee statement from myUNSW and pay your outstanding fee today.
- Library fine - Pay Library fines online, or in person at the Print and Copy Desk in the Library on Kensington campus.
What are Withheld results? WC, WD, WJ
There are three withheld grades:
- WC - Result not finalised. The student has submitted a request for Special Consideration, for which the outcome is pending.
- WD - Result not finalised. The student has not submitted or completed one or more components of the assessment requirement.
- WJ - Result finalised but not released. Awaiting the outcome of an unresolved matter.
If you receive a WC or WD grade you must contact your course authority within the specified time noted in the course handout, but in any case no more than 5 days after the release of results, as it might be necessary to organise further assessment. You will be aware of the unresolved matter that a WJ grade relates to.
The deadlines for finalising withheld results are:
- Summer Term 2021: 5 March 2021
- Term 1 2021: 18 June 2021
- Term 2 2021: 1 October 2021
- Term 3 2021: 11 February 2022
- Summer Semester 2021: 11 March 2021
- Semester 1 2021: 30 July 2021
- Semester 2 2021: 11 February 2022
Any results not finalised by the set deadline will be converted to a course not completed grade (NC). This grade counts as a Fail in the calculation of academic standing and academic progression.
How withheld grades affect academic standing
Following release of results at the end of Term 1, 2 and 3, initially all withheld and late entry grades (WC, WD and LE) will result in an academic standing level of Pending, if these grades prevent the determination of a true academic standing level.
Once the deadline for Suspension or Exclusion has passed, withheld grades of WD and WC are treated as Fails if the student's previous semester or term's academic standing was not Good. This is to ensure that students who may be at risk of failure are identified early and can consult an academic advisor before finalising their enrolment for the next term.
- In Semester 1, withheld grades of WD and WC are treated as Fails if your previous semester's academic standing was not Good. This is to ensure that students who may be at risk of failure are identified early and can consult an academic advisor before finalising their next semester's enrolment.
- In Semester 2, initially all withheld and late entry grades (WC, WD and LE) result in an academic standing level of Pending if these grades prevent the determination of a true academic standing level. Once the deadline for Suspension or Exclusion has passed, withheld grades of WD and WC are treated as Fails if the student's previous semester's academic standing was not Good. This is to ensure that students who may be at risk of failure are identified early and can consult an academic advisor before finalising their next semester's enrolment.
How to apply for a review of results
NOTE: You must submit your application no later than 5 working days after the return of the piece of work or, in the case of an exam, 5 working days from the date of release of results.
You can apply for a review of results for any of your assessment tasks.
When submitting your request for a review of result, you must state the reason why you believe your mark is not correct. The following reasons are not grounds for a request for a review of result:
- Challenges to the specified learning outcomes of the course;
- Challenges to the assessment methods approved for the course;
- Challenges to the standard required to receive particular marks/grades in the course;
- Study overload;
- Financial implications of not passing the course;
- Marks/grades received by other students;
- Lack of language proficiency;
- The need for additional marks to achieve a higher grade or weighted average mark (WAM); and/or
- A penalty imposed on a student for academic misconduct in accordance with University policies and procedures
If you are requesting a review of result for a group assessment, all participants must be in agreement before a request for a review of the group’s result may be requested. Please include the zID number of each group member when submitting your request.
A review of your results may result in the mark going up or down.
- If you wish to request a re-assessment of a piece of work, you should first discuss your performance with the Course Authority. If you still believe, after discussion, that the mark you've received doesn't reflect your performance, you may apply for re-assessment.
- You will be required to give reasons to justify your request for re-assessment and if you don't supply sufficient reasons, the Course Authority may decline to take action.
- If you are unable to resolve the matter with the Course Authority within the 5 working day period immediately following the notification of your mark, or release of your final result, then you should go ahead and submit your request for re-assessment.
- If you have been suspended, excluded or terminated as a result of poor academic standing and are awaiting the outcome of your request for a review of result, then it is important that you submit an appeal against your suspension, exclusion or termination by the appeal deadline, in case your request for a review of result is unsuccessful.
What to do, and when to do it
If you would like to have your results reviewed, please submit a Request for Review of Results here.
You must submit your application no later than 5 working days after the return of the piece of work or, in the case of an exam, 5 working days from the date of release of results.
Keep all marked work in case it is needed for re-marking.