Assessments & exams

Assessments and exams are a typical part of university life and are used to measure your study progress and overall academic performance. Here you'll find information about the assessment and exam policies and procedures in place at ANU.

Academic honesty & plagiarism »

Academic honesty embodies the principle that a student's work is original and authentic and completed only with the assistance allowed according to...

Appeal an exclusion »

Internal appeal Students who are excluded from their program of study due to unsatisfactory academic progress are able to appeal the decision of the...

Assessment Appeals  »

The process below is drawn from Assessment Rules. You may wish to familiarise yourself with that document as well as this information. Prior to your...

Assessment arrangements for students from language backgrounds other than English »

If you are a new student to the university coming from a language background other than English you may be able to apply special assessment...

Assessment of higher degree research »

The primary piece of assessment for higher degree research (HDR) programs is the thesis. The thesis is submitted at the end of the program and is the...

Deferred examinations »

A deferred examination is the sitting of an examination at a time other than the scheduled time/date. The University may make alternate provisions...

Examination conduct »

Examinations are conducted according to the the Assessment Rule. The information below describes what to expect during an examination. Candidates are...

Examination timetable »

ANU examinations are held throughout the year, culminating in a formal examination period at the end of each semester. The Examinations Office...

Expected academic performance for coursework students »

All ANU students are required to meet satisfactory academic progress. This means that they must meet the minimum academic performance requirements as...

Expected academic performance for international students »

All ANU students are required to meet satisfactory academic progress. This means that they must meet the minimum academic performance requirements as...

Expected academic performance for postgraduate coursework students »

All ANU students are required to meet satisfactory academic progress. This means that they must meet the minimum academic performance requirements as...

Grade Point Average (GPA) »

Students receive a GPA for their academic career.  Your GPA will be published on your academic transcript. Students who are enrolled in more than one...

Grading scale »

Since first semester 1994, ANU uses the following grades for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University....

HDR policies & procedures »

At ANU there are rules and guidelines that govern your responsibilities and requirements as a student. Some of these are specific to higher degree...

How courses are assessed »

Assessment in courses forms the basis for calculating final marks and grades for undergraduate and graduate coursework students. Assessment typically...

Notification of results »

Course results will be released by the Registrar following certification by the relevant ANU College. You must not communicate with a course examiner...

Past examination papers »

ANU past examination papers are for the use of ANU students and staff only. The ANU Library provides electronic access to past ANU examination papers...

Problems, Appeals, Complaints? »

We aim to provide a learning environment and experience that is enjoyable, rewarding, and prepares our graduates (you) for the future. We do...

Research Student Milestones »

ANU research students are required to meet a number of progress milestones including an initial Annual Plan, completion of Research Integrity...

Special assessment consideration »

Special consideration is the process by which an examiner takes extenuating circumstances into consideration during the marking of an assessment item...

Special examination arrangements »

The University will endeavour to accommodate the special needs of students with a permanent or temporary disability, and students from language...

Submitting a thesis »

The ultimate milestone for any higher degree research (HDR) student is submitting the final thesis. The thesis is a significant piece of research and...

Supplementary assessment »

Supplementary examinations are available to students in certain circumstances under the provisions of the Assessment rules. Students who will be...

The thesis »

In Australia the thesis is an extended written piece which reports on the results of a three to four year programme of research (in other countries...

Theses Reimbursement  »

Students may be entitled to an allowance for reimbursement of thesis production costs. Payments are made as reimbursement of the amount specified on...