Assessment Results

On this page you can find out how to access your assessment results, why results may be withheld and how to get a review of results.

How to access results

Your results are emailed to your zMail account and posted on myUNSW after the exam period has finished for each semester.

  • Semester 1 results are released in July.
  • Semester 2 results are released in December.
  • Summer Term results are released in February.

Official release dates for results are listed on this key dates page.

Answers to FAQs

What do the different grades mean?

See our Guide to Grades to find out:

What happens if I have an outstanding debt?

An outstanding debt with UNSW means you'll be denied some or all of the following services:

  • Receipt of examination and course results
  • Library services
  • Access to buildings and computer laboratories
  • Enrolment
  • Your academic transcript

What should you do?

If your debt is a:

  • Tuition fee or activity fee
    Obtain a fee statement from myUNSW and pay your outstanding fee today.
  • Library fine
    Pay Library fines online, or in person at the Print and Copy Desk in the Library on Kensington campus.

What are Withheld results? WC, WD, WJ

There are three withheld grades:

  • WC - Result not finalised. The student has submitted a request for Special Consideration, for which the outcome is pending.
  • WD - Result not finalised. The student has not submitted or completed one or more components of the assessment requirement.
  • WJ - Result finalised but not released. Awaiting the outcome of an unresolved matter.

If you receive a WC or WD grade you must contact your course authority within the specified time noted in the course handout, but in any case no more than 5 days after the release of results, as it might be necessary to organise further assessment. You will be aware of the unresolved matter that a WJ grade relates to.

The deadlines for finalising withheld results are:

  • Semester 1: 31 August
  • Semester 2: 28 February
  • Summer Term: 31 March

Any results not finalised by the set deadline will be converted to a course not completed grade (NC).  This grade counts as a Fail in the calculation of academic standing.

Different semesters have different rules

Semesters 1 and 2 have Different Rules governing withheld results.

How to apply for a review of results

You can apply for a review of results for any of your assessment tasks.

There are two types of reviews:

  • Type A: Checking a mark
    An administrative check that a mark has been assigned for each component and that there is no error in the assignment of marks or the calculation of the final composite mark.
  • Type B: Re-assessment
    An academic re-assessment of a piece of work. This will include a check of the addition of marks.

A review of your results, whether type A or B, may result in the mark going up or down.

About re-assessment

If you wish to request a re-assessment of a piece of work, you must first discuss your performance with the course examiner. If you still believe, after discussion, that the mark you've received doesn't reflect your performance, you may apply for re-assessment.

You'll be required to give reasons to justify your request for re-assessment. If you don't supply sufficient reasons, the Assessment Review Group of the Faculty may decline to take action.

What to do, and when to do it

If you would like to have your results reviewed, please submit a Review of Results Application (PDF, 84 kb).

You must submit your application to Student Central no later than 15 working days after the return of the piece of work or, in the case of an exam, 15 working days from the date of release of results.

Keep all marked work in case it is needed for re-marking.

See also

Information on these staff pages about:

Understanding your grades:

Related tags: Exams, Managing your program