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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.

GPA calculations in Semester 2 2020

Students will have the opportunity to remove results for Semester 2 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.

Final grade appeals Semester 1 2021 (term code 2105)
You can submit a final grade appeal for Semester 1 2021 once grades are officially published in My Student Centre on Monday 12 July 2021. 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.

How to make a Final Grade Appeal

To assist you in preparing a Final Grade Appeal letter please read Regulation 5.3 and download a copy of the School Appeal Submission form. You will need to use this form to submit your appeal. You can type your appeal statement directly on the form, but if you run out of room please attach another page (be sure to include your student number on any pages you add to your appeal). We have written a guide to help you put together a Final Grade Appeal.


Regulation 5.3 - Assessment (pdf, 16kb)

School Appeal Submission form (pdf, 141kb)

Final Grade Appeal Student Guide (pdf, 78kb)

Submitting your appeal

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

School Email address
Federation Business School
School of  Arts
School of Education
School of Science, Psychology and Sport
School of Health
School of Engineering, Information Technology and Physical Science

* 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 Service

Student Appeal Procedure