Final grade

Under some circumstances, students may appeal the final grade of their course. You have to be able to show that the course description was not clear or that the delivery of the course did not match the course description.

SI (studies impacted) Grades in Semester 1 2020

If you would received an SI grade please see Studies Impacted (SI grade)

GPA calculations in Semester 1 2020

Students will have the opportunity to remove results for Semester 1 2020 from GPA calculation, on an 'opt-in' basis. Your results will still appear on your academic transcript, however they will not impact your GPA.

If you are applying to remove your results from your GPA this semester, please fill in the Appeal submission form and submit it to your School (no need to include the letter template)

Final grade appeals Semester 2 2020
You can submit a final grade appeal for Semester 2 2020 once grades are officially published in My Student Centre on Monday 7 December 2020. For other teaching period result publication dates check Important dates. Please note that the School has 30 working days after receiving your appeal letter "or such further time as may be reasonably necessary for the Dean or his/her nominee to complete his or her determination" to finalise the appeal process.

To assist you in preparing a final grade appeal letter please read Regulation 5.3 and use the letter template:

Regulation 5.3 - Assessment (pdf, 16kb)

Final grade appeal template (pdf, 106kb)

Submitting your appeal

Your appeal must be accompanied by this Appeal Submission form (pdf, 141kb)

Your appeal should be submitted to the Dean of the School responsible for your course within 10 working days* of the official publication of your grade by email to the relevant address contained in the table below with subject line 'Final Grade Appeal CONFIDENTIAL'.

If you are not sure which school you belong to, check here: Federation University Australia Schools

SchoolEmail address
Federation Business
School of
School of
School of Science, Psychology and
School of
School of Engineering, Information Technology and Physical

* Working day - means an ordinary business day of the University (excluding weekends, public holidays or days on which the University is officially closed, eg. Christmas close-down).

For further advice and support contact the Student Advisory Service

Student Appeal Procedure