• The Guide to Your Final Results [PDF, 55.71 KB] (opens in a new window) is available to help answer some common Results questions.
  • You will not be able to see your results unless you have paid or deferred your Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).
  • You will not be able to submit a Review of Grade application if you have an encumbrance on your student record. To find out if you have an encumbrance and how to have it removed, check your student email account.
  • Check your course progress via MySR – for more information refer to the How to guide to help you with this process.
  • If you have any questions or need help, please submit an enquiry through WesternNow or call the Student Central Infoline on 1300 668 370.

Grades Withheld

If you have a 'Grade Withheld' status it is likely that you have outstanding fees and have had an encumbrance placed on your student record.

Please follow the instructions on our encumbrance page for what you need to do to get your encumbrance lifted.

Determination of marks and grades

Your unit outline must set out how your marks and grades will be determined.

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 by the advertised deadline for the relevant teaching session. Find out more on the Review of Grade page.

Academic transcript

For more information on ordering a transcript documenting your results please visit the Academic transcript page.

Results and progression

Your end of session results will be checked against the progression rules, for more information view the progression pages.


Western Sydney University uses the following grades for both undergraduate and postgraduate courses:





High Distinction



Work of outstanding quality, broadly speaking, which may be demonstrated by means of criticism, logical argument, interpretation of materials or use of methodology. This grade may also be given to recognise particular originality or creativity.




Work of superior quality demonstrating a sound grasp of content, together with efficient organisation and selectivity.




Work of good quality showing more than satisfactory achievement.




Work showing satisfactory achievement.




Student has met defined criteria at an appropriate level within a specified time.
Only used for ungraded assessments.




Unsatisfactory performance




Student has not met defined criteria at an appropriate level within a specified time.
Only used for ungraded assessments.

Practicum Fail PF  

Student has failed to satisfy criteria for practicum assessment and will not progress further in the unit (and course if the unit is compulsory). A PF grade must be approved by Head of School and submitted with supporting documentation.

Compulsory Fail CF   Student has failed a threshold assessment component(s) of the unit other than the practicum, but has achieved a total mark of 50 or more for the unit.

Withdrawn (without academic penalty)



Student provides evidence of serious illness or misadventure experienced after the relevant census date.

Fail Non Submission 



Student has not officially withdrawn from the unit and has not completed one or more of the mandatory assessment requirements for the unit, as specified in the Learning Guide.




Unit continues over more than one teaching session (including non-standard teaching sessions) and final assessment has not been made.

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Temporary grades

Incomplete (I), Result Pending (N) Deferred Exam (J) & Re-assessable Fail (R)

All temporary grades will be converted to final grades as soon as possible, usually by the census date of the following teaching session. If you are studying in Australia, enquiries about any temporary grade should be referred directly to your Unit Coordinator. If you are studying offshore, you should refer enquiries to your program administrator.

If a result is not finalised within the timeframe, an AF grade (absent fail) will be recorded. In certain circumstances an 'I' grade or 'N' grade may continue past the relevant census date when approved by the Head of School. The outstanding result will be finalised by the end of the next teaching period.

Temporary grades



Assessment tasks incomplete due to illness or misadventure.

Deferred Exam


Formal approval granted for the student to sit an alternate exam to the formal scheduled exam due to illness or misadventure.

Result Pending


Grade still to be finalised

Re-assessable Fail


Re-assessable fail (with the provision for further assignment or other work), which must be converted to Pass or Fail

Administrative grades

Fail - Discontinued


A student has withdrawn from the unit after the relevant census date without authorisation.

Academic Credit - Specified


Academic credit for specified core or elective units.

Academic Credit – Unspecified


Academic credit for non specified core or elective units.

Aegrotat Pass Z Awarded on compassionate grounds because of inability to complete unit.

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Grade Point Average (GPA)

The Grade Point Average (GPA) is used to measure the academic performance of individual students in order to acknowledge excellence. For more information and the formula used by Western Sydney University to calculate the GPA, go to the Graduation policy.