Grading and results update

To support you in achieving the best possible academic outcome during the disruption caused by COVID-19 and with the close involvement of elected student representatives, we’ve made changes to grading and results for some teaching periods.

For eligible teaching periods that have been impacted by COVID-19 restrictions, the changes include:

  • the option to convert the results of all passed units in a teaching period to a Satisfied Faculty Requirements (SFR) grade that won't count towards your Grade Point Average (GPA) or Weighted Average Mark (WAM)
  • failed units with a result less than 40 will be automatically withdrawn.
    You can request to retain the fail mark so it counts towards your GPA and WAM and appears on your academic record, or request to have NSR (Not Satisfied Requirements) appear on your academic record so it doesn't count towards your GPA and WAM
  • the availability of a supplementary assessment for marks between 40–49 with no cap on the number of units that you can take a supplementary assessment for. This is not available for a small number of professional practice, clinical, and project-based units that are core to externally accredited courses. See the list of units that don't allow a supplementary assessment.
  • the option to withdraw from your units after results are released without academic penalty.

In 2020, threshold hurdles were reduced from 45 to 40. In 2021, the majority of threshold hurdles have now returned to 45, based on the teaching period start date. Find out more about the threshold hurdles for each teaching period.

Things you should consider

As the changes you request are irreversible, it's important to consider how changing your grades to SFR may impact your future opportunities. For example, studying a degree with professional accreditation, applying for scholarships, progression to other degrees or higher degrees, or taking into account a prospective employer’s views on grades. We’ve provided more information below.


What you need to do

You’ll have two weeks to make changes once all your results in a teaching period are finalised.

Update your results

Contact for enquiries

If you have questions about this process, or the decision that you need to make, please contact:

Your options after results are released

Once you have all results for a teaching period, you can make decisions based on your options below. If you have a result that’s withheld or subject to a supplementary or deferred assessment, you can’t make changes to any other results in the same teaching period until these are finalised.

Once submitted through this form, any changes made are irreversible.

Grades and their marks and your options if you receive this grade.
GradeMarkOptions
P
C
D
HD
50–100
  1. Keep result – you can choose to keep the current grade and mark, which will remain on your academic transcript and count towards your WAM and GPA.
  2. Withdraw – you can choose to withdraw from individual units. This means it will not appear on your transcript or count towards your WAM and GPA. You will still have to pay fees for the unit. There will be no reimbursement of fees or partial fees. If the unit is compulsory to your course or a prerequisite to a core unit, you’ll need to repeat the unit. This decision is irreversible
  3. SFR (Satisfied Faculty Requirements) – you can choose to convert all your final pass grades (in a single teaching period) to SFR. This means the units will be recorded on your academic transcript, without a mark and with the grade SFR, but won’t count towards your GPA and WAM. This decision is irreversible.
N
NSR
NGO
< 40 No change required – failed units with a mark less than 40 will be withdrawn soon after results are released, will not appear on your transcript, or count towards your WAM and GPA. See the exceptions to this where academic misconduct penalties are applied.

If you want to retain your fail grade, please contact Monash Connect. You'll need to let us know whether you want to retain your fail grade and mark, which impacts your WAM and GPA, or to have Not Satisfied Faculty Requirements (NSR), which doesn't impact your WAM and GPA.

You will still have to pay fees for this unit. There will be no reimbursement of fees or partial fees. If the unit is compulsory to your course or a prerequisite to a core unit, you’ll need to repeat the unit.
NH  No changes can be made until your results for all units are finalised – failed hurdle marks will be converted to NS soon after results are released, granting you a supplementary assessment – unless an exception applies. In this case an NH result will be removed from your transcript soon after results release.

If you want to retain your fail grade, please contact Monash Connect. You'll need to let us know whether you want to retain your fail grade and mark, which impacts your WAM and GPA, or to have Not Satisfied Faculty Requirements (NSR), which doesn't impact your WAM and GPA.

The highest grade you can get after completing a supplementary assessment is P (pass) with a mark of 50. If you fail or don’t complete the supplementary assessment, the unit will be automatically withdrawn and will not appear on your transcript or count towards your WAM and GPA.
NS 40–49 No changes can be made until your results for all units are finalised – for failed units with a mark between 40–49, students will be offered a supplementary assessment in most of the units that meet these criteria when results are released. Some units have exemptions, see the list of units that don’t allow a supplementary assessment.

If you want to retain your fail grade, please contact Monash Connect. You'll need to let us know whether you want to retain your fail grade and mark, which impacts your WAM and GPA, or to have Not Satisfied Faculty Requirements (NSR), which doesn't impact your WAM and GPA.

The cap on the number of units that you can take a supplementary assessment for during your degree does not apply to affected teaching periods.

The highest grade you can get after completing a supplementary assessment is P (pass) with a mark of 50. If you fail or don’t complete the supplementary assessment, the unit will be automatically withdrawn and will not appear on your transcript or count towards your WAM and GPA.
DEF
WH
No changes can be made until your results for all units are finalised – a deferred assessment (DEF) has been granted or your result is withheld (WH). You have to wait until all results in the teaching period are finalised before making changes.

Fail grade as a result of academic misconduct

Teaching periods with results released after 27 July 2020

If you receive a result of N 0 (zero) for a unit due to academic misconduct, it will remain on your academic transcript. If you receive a zero mark as an academic misconduct penalty for a major assessment worth 20% or more, and this results in a fail grade for the unit, this grade will remain on your academic transcript. You can still make changes to other units in eligible teaching periods.

Prerequisite units

If you're enrolled in a unit with a prerequisite that you have failed, it will be automatically removed from your enrolment and the failed unit will be withdrawn from your transcript. We'll notify you by email and provide information on what to do next.

Course requirements and fees

If you fail or withdraw a unit that’s compulsory to your course or a prerequisite to a core unit, you’ll need to repeat the unit to complete your course.

You’re still required to pay fees for any unit that is withdrawn (whether by your own choice or automatically).

MBA 1 (MBA-TP1-01): 2021

Units and their results release date
Unit code Unit title Results release
MBA5232 Global executive MBA globalisation 1A 25 Feb 2021
MBA5224 Global executive MBA globalisation 2 03 Jun 2021
MBA5522 Global executive MBA innovation 1A 17 Jun 2021
MBA5226 Global executive MBA innovation 2 23 Sep 2021
MBA5272 Global executive MBA transformation 1A 14 Oct 2021
MBA5221 Global executive MBA foundation 1 17 Dec 2021
MBA5228 Global executive MBA transformation 2 17 Dec 2021
MBA5222 Global executive MBA foundation 2 11 Jan 2022

MBA 2 (MBA-TP2-01): 2021

Units and their results release date
Unit code Unit title Results release
MBA5311 Leadership 3: Business transformation in an AI world 13 May 2021
MBA5312 MBA 3 03 Jun 2021
MBA5112 MBA 1 17 Jun 2021
MBA5111 Leadership 1: People and performance 15 Jul 2021
MBA5113 MBA Labs: Strategy project 15 Jul 2021
MBA5313 MBA Labs: New venture start-up project 15 Jul 2021

MBA 3 (MBA-TP3-01): 2021

Units and their results release date
Unit code Unit title Results release
MBA5522 Global executive MBA innovation 1A 17 Jun 2021
MBA5226 Global executive MBA innovation 2 23 Sep 2021

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