What is the difference between an FW, F and W on my academic transcript?

Question:

What is the difference between an FW, F and W on my academic transcript?

Answer:

 

FW: "Fail Withdrawn" grade—awarded if you withdraw from a unit or units after the census date. This also denotes that financial and academic penalties have been applied.

F: "Fail" grade (including FA - Fail Absent and FH - Fail Hurdle) —awarded if you do not withdraw from a unit or units and do not complete a unit satisfactorily eg. fail the final examination and/or assessments not completed to the required level.

W: "Withdrawn" is a status and not a grade. The 'W' status indicates that there was enrolment in a unit and partial completion of assessment, as such financial penalties may apply.


 

Please note: An F grade (F, FA or FH) indicate Failed grades and will affect your Weighted Average Mark (WAM). 

Your unofficial transcript will show F or FW grades whereas the official academic transcript will show only an F. If you believe that your Failed grade is a result of unavoidable disruption to your studies, you can apply for Withdrawal Without Penalty to have the penalty reversed and changed to a W (Withdrawn) status. Supporting documents to evidence your reason must be submitted in this application.


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