How withheld grades are treated differently in Semesters 1 and 2

2018

There are slight differences in the way withheld grades are treated in Semester 1 and Semester 2:

  • In Semester 1, withheld grades of WD and WC are treated as Fails if your previous semester's academic standing was not Good. This is to ensure that students who may be at risk of failure are identified early and can consult an Academic Advisor before finalising their next semester's enrolment.

  • In Semester 2, initially all withheld and late entry grades (WC, WD and LE) result in an academic standing level of Pending, if these grades prevent the determination of a true academic standing level. Once the deadline for Suspension or Exclusion has passed, withheld grades of WD and WC are treated as Fails if the student's previous Semester's Academic Standing was not Good. This is to ensure that students who may be at risk of failure are identified early and can consult an Academic Advisor before finalising their next semester's enrolment.

UNSW Canberra will remain on a two Semester calendar in 2019 and withheld grades will continue to be treated as above.

2019

From 2019, UNSW Sydney will operate a three term model. 

Following release of results at the end of Term 1, 2 and 3, initially all withheld and late entry grades (WC, WD and LE) will result in an academic standing level of Pending, if these grades prevent the determination of a true academic standing level.

Once the deadline for Suspension or Exclusion has passed, withheld grades of WD and WC are treated as Fails if the student's previous Semester or term's Academic Standing was not Good. This is to ensure that students who may be at risk of failure are identified early and can consult an Academic Advisor before finalising their enrolment for the next term.