If I transfer between degrees, does my Grade Point Average remain the same or does it start afresh?

Question:

If I transfer between degrees, does my Grade Point Average remain the same or does it start afresh?

Answer:

If you applied to change to the newest curriculum of your degree, a new major in a different faculty, or a new major between Session 2, 2015 and Session 2, 2016, your course will have been updated to the newest curriculum and your GPA will have continued.

If you applied to change to a different degree (eg from BA to BCom) during or after Session 2, 2015, you would come under a new process that was implemented which consists of the following four stages:

  1. Your current course will be discontinued.
  2. A new admission will be made for the newest curriculum for your chosen course.
  3. All the units you've previously passed, and any designated credits and exemptions will be transferred to your new course, provided they can be mapped into the required or elective space in the new degree. Units, which you have failed or withdrawn from, will not be transferred, but they will remain on your transcript under your previous admission.
  4. Each course (your old degree and your new degree) will have its own GPA.

From Session 1, 2017 all Course Transfer requests, whether is it change to the newest curriculum or change to a different degree, will be treated as a new admission into a the newest curriculum and each course will have its own GPA.

Note: For students who commence a new degree at Macquarie University from 1 January 2017 or students who apply to course transfer into a 2017 degree, their GPA will be calculated on a 7 point scale. For further information please visit the GPA information page.


If you applied to Course Transfer, prior to Session 2, 2015, the degree you nominated to transfer into would have been updated to the newest curriculum and your GPA would have continued.