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Release dates

For results release dates, please see the Key Dates page.

How do I get my results?

To view your results log into eStudent and select the 'Results & Graduation' tab. Results are listed separately under each course you are studying.

Old results

Results for older courses (completed pre-2005) will not be available to view on the 'Results & Graduation' link. However, in eStudent you can request an academic record which will show all of your results and academic history.

Image showing a red button that says Email my Academic Record on eStudent

To request an academic record, click on the "Email my Academic Record" button which appears below the results for your course. Students with sanctions that prevent them from viewing their results (usually due to non-payment of fees) will not be able to order an academic record.

Changed results

If you have a withheld (WT) result at the time of results release, the result should become available within a few days. We suggest that you check your results every couple of days, and contact your lecturer if the delay is longer. We will not necessarily contact you when the result becomes available due to the large number of results that may be delayed at this time.


If the result has been delayed significantly (for example, overseas exchange results) we will send an email to your university email account advising you of the change, once the result becomes available.

Legend of results

If you are unsure what your result codes mean, there is a link to the Legend of Results (PDF 415.5 KB) from your results page. The legend lists all results and their explanations. More extensive explanations for NS, WT and AO also appear below.

NS:

NS stands for Failure (supplementary exam granted). NS indicates that you have failed a unit, but have been granted the opportunity to sit a supplementary exam in that unit. This gives you a second chance to pass the unit.

If you have an NS result for Semester 1, please check your personal exam timetable as soon as possible, as the exams take place shortly after results are released.

You may receive a grade of NS without a mark. This indicates that that you have failed a component of the unit, such as the practical component, without which you cannot pass the unit even if your overall mark is above 50%.

WT:

WT, or Result Withheld, means that your school has not yet submitted a result to the Exams Office. Most WT results are available within a week of the date of the results being released.

The school has until the first day of the deferred ordinary and supplementary examination period to submit their withheld results. If your result is withheld, please keep checking and if it does not appear, contact your school.

AO:

AO, or Assessment Ongoing, is applied when a unit cannot be completed within one semester. In most cases these will be practical units. A final result will generally be available by the end of the following semester, or when all requirements have been completed.

Why am I unable to see my results?

If you have outstanding fees or debt a sanction will be applied to your record that prevents you from viewing your results. The sanction will also prevent you from requesting an academic record and obtaining an academic transcript or a letter of completion of studies.

In order to see your results you must pay the outstanding fees and wait for the sanction to be lifted (this can take up to 3 working days).

The following outstanding debts result in a fee sanction being recorded:

  • Tuition fees: please select 'Make a Payment' under the 'Fees' tab in eStudent for payment options.  Queries should be referred to U.Connect@utas.edu.au
  • Student Services and Amenities fees (SSAF) from 1st July 2012: please select 'Make a Payment' under the 'Fees' tab in eStudent for payment options.
  • Services & Amenities (S&A) fees prior to 30th June 2006: please phone 1300 361 928.
  • Library fines: please contact the Library on 1300 304 903 for details about your debt and for payment instructions.
  • Accommodation fees: you can pay these at Accommodation Services, or phone 6226 6414.

Please note that fees information is confidential, so only you can make an enquiry about how much you owe.

After fees are paid

After fees have been paid it can take up to 3 working days for the sanction to be lifted, particularly at busy times of year, such as near the results release date. Keep checking your results; the sanction will eventually be lifted.

Supplementary results

If you have a sanction because of outstanding fees or debt this will not prevent you from viewing your examination timetable to check whether you are sitting a supplementary exam. In Semester 1, you will need to check your exam timetable as soon as possible, as the exams take place shortly after results are released.

Getting feedback

The best way to obtain feedback about your result for a unit is to contact your lecturer or tutor for that unit. They will be able to give you a breakdown of your marks and discuss any specific issues you may have. It is best to make an appointment. You can also view your exam paper (see below).

Viewing exam answers

If you wish to view your exam answers you need to make an appointment through your school, giving them 5 days' notice in writing. Your lecturer or another qualified person will be there to go through the paper with you and answer any queries. You are entitled to have a copy of your answers, although the school may charge for the copying costs.

Getting results reviewed

If you are still not satisfied after speaking to your lecturer and viewing your exam answers, you can make an application for a review of assessment. Before you apply for a review of assessment, you should be aware that your result has been discussed by the examiners in your unit, the school in which the unit is taught, and the faculty as a whole, before the result is released. It is very rare for a result to be changed after a review of assessment.

Please note that if the school acknowledges that an error has been made in calculating the result, they can correct the error without you needing to submit a review of assessment application.

The application for a review of assessment must be submitted within 10 working days after the release of results. If your result was released late, you still have 10 days from when the result became available. This does not apply if the result was released on time but you could not see the result because you had a sanction preventing you from viewing your results.

There is a fee of $50 to have the result reviewed regardless of whether you have passed or failed the unit. If your grade goes up as a result of the review, your $50 is refunded. 

For more information about the review of assessment process and a copy of the application form, please go to the Forms Directory (see "Review of Assessment").

Getting assignments reviewed

You can request a review of an assignment from your lecturer within 5 working days of receiving a result for that assignment.

Release dates

The release dates for deferred and supplementary exams are available on the Key Dates page.

Marks for supplementary exams

Prior to Semester 2, 2014 different supplementary grades applied. These have now been discontinued.

If you pass a supplementary examination you will receive a mark and grade of 50 PP (pass).

If you fail a supplementary examination your result will consist of the original mark from your ordinary exam and NN (fail). For example, if you received a 49 NS (failure, supplementary granted) and you fail your supplementary exam, you will revert to a final grade/mark of 49 NN (fail).

These results will appear on your internal academic record and official academic transcript.

To see an explanation of these supplementary grades, please go to the Legend of Results (PDF 415.5 KB). If you have any queries after reading the Legend, please contact the Examinations Office.

Review of deferred or supplementary results

You may request a deferred or supplementary result to be reviewed. The application for review of assessment must be submitted within 10 working days of the release of the result. For more information please see "Reviewing Results" above.

What is a GPA?

GPA stands for Grade Point Average and is a calculation that averages your achieved grades across a course into one figure, taking into account your units' weightings, your finalised results and the number of credit points you have attempted. The maximum GPA you can achieve is 7.

Where can I find my GPA?

GPA is available on the official Academic Transcript and on your academic record, which can be requested in eStudent on the 'Results & Graduation' tab.

When will my GPA be updated with my latest results?

GPAs are updated once results have been formally approved (ratified), this is typically a week after formal result release date.

How is my GPA value calculated?

The GPA value of each grade code is as per the table below. If the grade does not appear in the table, it  will not be included in the GPA calculation.

Grade code Description Grade Point
HD/HF High Distinction/Honours First Class 7
DN/HU Distinction/Honours - second class upper division 6
CR/HL Credit/Honours - second class lower division 5
PP/HT Pass/Honours - third class 4
FP/SP* Faculty Pass/Supplementary Pass* 3
NN/HN Fail/Honours - failure 0
AN Absent deemed failed 0
WN Withdrawn/Fail 0

*SP result has been discontinued. It will not be applied to results from Semester 2, 2014 onwards.

Your GPA is calculated based on the following components:

  • Grade point that applies to the grade code (as per the table above)
  • Credit point value - the standard unit credit point value - most undergraduate courses are based on 12.5% units, but may also be calculated with 25% weighted units or 50% whole semester units
  • Credit points attempted - the total credit points undertaken across your studies

GPA is calculated according to the following formula:

  • GPA = Total grade points / the total credit points attempted, as per the example below.
Unit Credit points (pts) Result Grade GPA value Grade points (pts x GPA value)
ABC101 12.5 HD 7 87.5
ABC102 12.5 DN 6 75
ABC103 12.5 CR 5 62.5
ABC104 25 CR 5 125
XYZ101 12.5 PP 4 50
XYZ102 12.5 PP 4 50
XYZ103 12.5 NN 0 0

TOTAL

100  

450

GPA = 4.5 (450/100)

Will my GPA take into account the quality of the grade I received?

The grade point applied when calculating the GPA is the same regardless of the mark achieved. A student who received a DN 71, and a student who received a DN 78 will both receive a 6 as the basis of their calculation for that unit.

Are all of my units included in this calculation?

GPA will exclude:

  • Units with grades that do not appear on the grade point table, including ungraded passes and units awaiting a mark.
  • Advanced standing, as these are included in the GPA calculated under the course in which the units were first studied.

GPA will include:

  • Units attempted more than once. All attempts with a final mark will be included in your GPA calculation, including failed units.
  • Units withdrawn after final enrolment amendment date. These receive a WN (Withdrawn deemed failed) grade and will be included in your GPA.

Why is my GPA important?

Your GPA may:

  • form the basis of your assessment for entry into other tertiary courses,
  • may be required to rank you against other applicants for graduate jobs,
  • be the primary measure of your studies when pursuing a profession, or
  • be used to assess your study equivalent to other countries.