Review of final grades

When can I apply for a review of grades?

You can only apply for a review once your final grade has been published on My Student Centre. For most students, this is on the official results publication date for the semester. You may apply for a review of the grades you received in a unit if you can demonstrate that the course description was not clear or that the delivery or assessment of the course did not match the course description. If neither of these apply, but you had significant circumstances impacting your study this semester, you could consider applying for a Remission of Debt instead.

Important timelines: Review of grades for Semester 2 2022 (term code 2220)

You can apply for a review of grades for Semester 2 2022 once grades are officially published in My Student Centre on Monday 5 December 2022. For other teaching period result publication dates check Important dates. You have 10 working days* from grade publication date to apply for a review. Late applications may be accepted at the Institute's discretion.

Please note that your Institute has 30 working days* after receiving your application 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. The process can take a long time, particularly as the University is closed between Christmas and New Year and it's crucial to remain enrolled and engaging with your course while this is in progress.

How to apply for a review of grades

Step 1 - Read the Regulations

To assist you in preparing an application please read the Students Regulations (Section 34). If your circumstances do not meet one of the grounds for a Review, your application is unlikely to succeed.

Step 2 - Read our Student Guides

We've put together some useful resources to help you to decide whether you have grounds to apply, and to get you started drafting your application statement.

Review of Grades Student Guide

Check out our individual guides if you're considering applying based on...

...group work challenges

...concerns with marking

...unclear or incorrect assessment information

...concerns with placement documentation

Step 3 - Contact us if you would like some help

During the Review of Grades period, please use our appointment form to contact us - this is the quickest way for us to allocate you an appropriate appointment.

Student Advocacy can help you to:

  • Understand whether you have grounds to apply for a Review
  • Draft your application statement - we can review a draft statement and give you feedback before you submit
  • Decide what evidence you can provide to support your application

Be aware that we are very in-demand during the 10 working days after grades are released, and you may be waiting a few days for an appointment. Please contact us as early as possible after you receive your grades, and use the waiting time to start drafting your appeal to discuss in your appointment.

Step 4 - Start writing

You will need to use the Institute Appeal Submission Form to submit your application. You can type your application statement directly on the form, or attach a separate document if you need more room, but you do need to submit the form. Be sure to include your student number on any additional pages you include).

Step 5 - Submit your appeal

Your application must be submitted to the Executive Dean of the Institute responsible for your course within 10 working days* of the official publication of your grade. You should send the following by email to the relevant address contained in the table below with subject line 'Review of Grades Application: CONFIDENTIAL'.:

  • The appeal form - you must include this
  • A written statement (if written separately)
  • All evidence you have to support your application

If you are not sure which Institute you study with, please see below. Still not sure? Email us to ask.

Institute Email address
Institute of Health and Wellbeing health.appeals@federation.edu.au
Institute of Education, Arts and Community educationarts.appeals@federation.edu.au
Institute of Innovation, Science and Sustainabilityiiss.appeals@federation.edu.au

* 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 Student Advocacy

Student Appeal Procedure