Current grading system

Find out more about our grading system from 2001.

Units offered by Macquarie University

Standardised Numerical Grade/MarkDescription
Grade HD85–100denotes 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 D75–84denotes performance which clearly deserves a very high level of recognition as an excellent achievement in the unit.
Grade CR65–74denotes performance which is substantially better than would normally be expected of competent students in the unit.
Grade P50–64denotes performance which satisfies unit objectives.
Grade PC245–49denotes performance which meets unit objectives only marginally.
Grade SN/Adenotes performance which satisfies unit objectives in a unit which grades only Pass/Fail.
Grade FN/Adenotes that a candidate has failed to complete a unit satisfactorily.
SC0–49Due to COVID-19 a fail grade in some 2020 study periods will not be recorded and will appear as a Special Circumstance grade.
Grade FH49denotes that a candidate has obtained a raw mark over 50,
yet failed all available attempts of at least one hurdle assessment.
 Description
Status ISindicates that the unit is incomplete and that a special examination is granted.
Status [A]indicates that the unit is incomplete for administrative reasons.
Status Iindicates that the unit is incomplete. (See more about incomplete grades below.)
Status Wdenotes withdrawn without penalty.
Status Kindicates that enrolment in a postgraduate unit or honours program continued over more than one half year.
Status Zindicates 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 2020Weighted Average Mark (WAM) replaces GPA calculation
Admitted to a course prior to 2017, completed before 2020Grade Point Average (GPA) is a calculation out of 4
Admitted to a course from 2017, completed before 2020Grade 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

 Description
Grade Fdenotes that a candidate has failed to complete a unit satisfactorily.
Grade Sdenotes performance which satisfies unit objectives in a unit which grades only Pass/Fail.
For specific grades refer to the transcript from that institution.
Status Iindicates that the unit is incomplete
Status W

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.