Grading System

Grading System

Grading System from 2001

For units offered by Macquarie University

Standardised Numerical Grade/Mark 1
Description

Grade HD

85-100

denotes performance which meets all unit objectives in such an exceptional way and
with such marked excellence that it deserves the highest level of recognition.

Grade D

75-84

denotes performance which clearly deserves a very high level of recognition as
an excellent achievement in the unit.

Grade Cr

65·74

denotes performance which is substantially better than would normally be expected
of competent students in the unit.

Grade P

50-64

denotes performance which satisfies unit objectives.

Grade PC 2

45-49

denotes performance which meets unit objectives only marginally.

Grade S

N/A

denotes performance which satisfies unit objectives in a unit which grades only Pass/Fail.

Grade F

N/A

denotes that a candidate has failed to complete a unit satisfactorily.

Grade FH

49

denotes that a candidate has obtained a raw mark over 50,
yet failed all available attempts of at least one hurdle assessment

 
Description

Status IS

indicates that the unit is incomplete and that a special examination is granted.

Status [A]

indicates that the unit is incomplete for administrative reasons.

Status I

indicates that the unit is incomplete.

Status W

denotes withdrawn without penalty.

Status K

indicates that enrolment in a postgraduate unit or honours program continued over more than one half year.

Status Z

indicates that a thesis or dissertation has been submitted and is being assessed.|

Status U*

indicates that a result is not finalised and/or not yet released (U* status = UD, UJ, UL, UE)

Grade Point Average and Weighted Average Mark

Admitted to a course from 2020

Weighted Average Mark (WAM) replaces GPA calculation

Admitted to a course prior to 2017, completed before 2020

Grade Point Average (GPA) is a calculation out of 4

Admitted to a course from 2017, completed before 2020

Grade Point Average (GPA) is a calculation out of 7

Admitted to a course at Macquarie University International College,
completed before 2020

Grade Point Average (GPA) is a calculation out of 7

For units offered by other tertiary institution

Grade F

denotes that a candidate has failed to complete a unit satisfactorily.

Grade S

denotes performance which satisfies unit objectives in a unit which grades only Pass/Fail.
For specific grades refer to the transcript from  that institution.

Status I

indicates that the unit is incomplete

Status W

denotes withdrawn without penalty.

Grading System Prior to 2001

For units offered by Macquarie University

Grade A

denotes work of superior quality. This may be demonstrated in areas such as criticism, logical argument, interpretation of materials or use of methodology. This grade may also be awarded to recognise particular originality or creativity in student performance.

Grade B

denotes work of predominantly good quality, demonstrating sound grasp of content together with efficient organisation, selectivity and use of techniques.

Grade C

denotes a clear pass and satisfactory achievement of unit objectives.

Grade CQ

denotes, for a unit taken after 1982, a pass which is marginal.

Grade F

indicates that the student has failed to complete the unit satisfactorily.

Grade P

represents a pass in a unit for which only one grade of pass is used.

Grade S

represents attendance and satisfactory participation in a postgraduate seminar unit in which an examination was not required.

Letter I

indicates that the unit is incomplete.

Letter W

denotes withdrawn without penalty.

Letter K

indicates that enrolment in a postgraduate unit or honours program continued over more than one half year.

Letter Z

indicates that a thesis or dissertation has been submitted and is being assessed.

For units offered by other tertiary institution

Grade P

indicates that the student has completed the unit satisfactorily. For specific grades refer to the transcript from that institution.

Grade F

indicates that the student has failed to complete the unit satisfactorily

Letter I

indicates that the unit is incomplete.

Letter W

denotes withdrawn without penalty.

CRICOS Provider No 00002J

1. From 2020 “Standardised Numerical Grade” replaced by “Mark”

2. From 2011 Grade PC is no longer awarded

For further information visit our Transcipts webpage

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