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FW: "Fail Withdrawn" grade—awarded if you withdraw from a unit or units after the census date.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—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W: "Withdrawn" is a status and not a grade.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: both F and FW indicate Failed grades and will affect your Grade Point Average (GPA). Your unofficial transcript will show either the F or FW grade 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to your studies, you can apply for Withdrawal Without Penalty to have the penalty reversed and changed to a W (Withdrawn) status.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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