Current grading system
Find out more about our grading system from 2001.
Units offered by Macquarie University
|Standardised Numerical Grade/Mark||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 PC2||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.|
|SC||0–49||Due to COVID-19 a fail grade in some 2020 study periods will not be recorded and will appear as a Special Circumstance grade.|
|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.
|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. (See more about incomplete grades below.)|
|Status W||denotes withdrawn without penalty.|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|
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|
denote withdrawn without penalty.
Incomplete grade "I"
There are a variety of reasons for an incomplete grade:
- you may have sat a supplementary exam and the results have not been uploaded yet
- your Special Consideration application is unresolved
- the grades for that unit have not been finalised
Contact your Faculty Student Centre to discuss your situation and steps to complete the grade.