Review of Grade


  • Need to apply for a Review of Grade? Lodge your application via eForms within 10 working days of your result being available in MySR. For results release dates visit the student dates page

Applying for a Review of Grade

There may be instances when you believe that your final grade in a unit does not accurately reflect your performance against the unit criteria.

If this happens and you are unable to resolve it with the Academic staff member concerned then you can apply for a formal Review of Grade within 10 working days of your result being available via MySR.

Please ensure you read the Review of Grade information in the Review of Grade policy, Assessment policy and the Examinations policy before submitting an application.

When should I apply for a Review of Grade?

You may apply for a Review of Grade after results are released at the end of each teaching session. You can check for upcoming results release dates on the Important dates webpage.

You must lodge your application by the advertised closing date for that teaching session, which is usually within 10 working days of the official notification of results on the web. Please note: Review of Grade applications are only open for a short period of time following results release. 

All Review of Grade applications are lodged online. Please see the online forms page for more information.

Note: If this is your final session you will not be eligible to graduate at the forthcoming graduation period if you review your grade.

How to complete the online application

  1. Review of Grade applications can now be completed online via the eForm Portal.(opens in a new window)
  2. Click the 'Find Forms' button, then select 'Review of Grade' from the list of online forms available
  3. The form will then open. Complete the form, including attaching supporting documents. You must have a 'soft copy' of your supporting documents (i.e. scanned copy) so you can upload them with your application
  4. Submit the form online. You will receive an email (to your student email account) acknowledging that your application has been successfully submitted
  5. You will also receive an email notification advising you of the outcome of your request. Please allow 4 weeks for this to happen. Most requests will be completed much faster than this, but we need to allow time for your Unit Coordinator and Head of Program to assess your request. The final outcome will also be sent to your student email account

Note for Mac users
You will need the following programs to access eForms:

  • OS X v 10.4 x (PowerPC) or later
  • Flash Player 9 or later
  • Firefox 2.0.0.1 (or later) or Safari 3.0.0 (or later)

Grounds accepted for Review of Grade

You may apply for a Review of Grade if you have reason to believe one or more of the following:

  • the unit coordinator did not provide a unit outline as required
  • the assessment requirements as specified in the unit outline were varied in an unreasonable way
  • assessment requirements specified in the unit outline were unreasonably or prejudicially applied to you
  • due regard has not been paid to the evidence of illness or misadventure
  • a clerical error has been made in the calculation of your mark/grade
Grades not accepted for Review of Grade

You are unable to apply for a Review of Grade for the following grades:

  • Incomplete (I)
  • Pending (N)
  • Deferred (J)
  • Re-assessable (R)
  • Continuing (Y)

If you receive any of these grades, you will need to see your school for advice.

If you receive a grade as a result of disciplinary action then you are unable to appeal this through the Review of Grade process.

Supporting documentation

When lodging your Review of Grade application you must lodge a separate application form and supporting documentation for each unit that you are applying for.

You must indicate whether you are going to submit supporting documentation when completing your application. Once you have submitted your application you will receive an email that outlines how to submit your documentation.

Your supporting documentation must be relevant to the grounds that you are appealing on and you may include the following:

  • a copy of your marks achieved for each individual assessment item where appropriate
  • any email correspondence relevant to your review of grade
  • a written statement from yourself detailing the reason for a review of grade
  • if you have achieved a Pass or higher grade, you must pay the $50 application fee and attach an Onestop receipt. No payment is required if you are applying in relation to a Fail grade.

If you indicate that you will be submitting supporting documentation, it must be provided within five working days. If no documentation is received within five days of us receiving your application, it will be rejected.

How to submit your supporting documentation

Once you submit your Review of Grade application, an email will be sent to your student email account with instructions on how to submit your supporting documentation.

You can scan and email your documents to reviewofgrade@westernsydney.edu.au. You can also mail your documents to the Assessment and Graduation Unit.

Application fee

If you are applying for a Review of Grade and your current grade is a passing grade you must pay a fee of $50 in Onestop. No payment is required if you are applying for a Review of Grade for a Fail grade. (this includes Fail Non Submission or Compulsory Fail). 

The $50 application fee will be refunded if your application is successful and results in a change of mark or grade. If your application is unsuccessful you will not get a refund.

How do I pay?

If you need to pay, you will need to make your payment for a Review of Grade via Onestop and indicate your submission ID, which will be sent to your student email account when you submit your application.

Your application will be rejected if you do not pay the fee and supply the Onestop receipt within five working days of submitting your application.

After you've applied

Once your Review of Grade application has been submitted online, it is directed to the Assessment and Graduation Unit before being sent to the Unit Coordinator for processing. A final decision is then made by the Dean of School.

After your application has been completed, you will be sent an email to your student email account, advising you of the outcome. You can normally expect a decision within one month after the closing date for Review of Grade applications.

No further appeal process is possible. The Dean of School's decision is final.

Need help?

If you need any help completing your application, Student Central can help. You can email studentcentral@westernsydney.edu.au, call the Student Central Infoline on 1300 668 370 or drop in to a Student Central on campus.

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