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.

Standard grading scale

HD 80-100 High Distinction
D 70-79 Distinction
CR 60-69 Credit
P 50-59 Pass
PS 50 Pass at a supplementary examination
CRS   Course requirements satisfied
HLP   Higher Level Pass
N 0-49 Fail
NCN   Not completed/Fail
WD   Withdrawn without failure  
WL  

Withdrawn late without failure

WN   Withdrawn with failure
KU   Continuing course
RC   Research continuing
STE   Status external
STI   Status internal
With Merit   An overall award result of 70-79
With Distinction   An overall award result of 80-100

Honours grading scale

H1 80-100 First Class Honours
H2A 70-79 Second Class Honours Division A
H2B 60-69 Second Class Honours Division B
H3 50-59 Third Class Honours

Interim codes

Interim codes apply where results are not yet known. Unresolved grades (such as DA or RP) for courses will be converted to a Not completed/Fail (NCN) grade at the end of the semester subsequent to the relevant course. Please refer to your ANU College student office if you have any concerns regarding an interim or unresolved grade that is recorded against your enrolment. All interim or unresolved grades must be resolved before you will be eligible for graduation from your program. Note: this conversion does not apply to all courses and/or programs.

DA Deferred assessment
PX Offered supplementary assessment.
RP Result pending
WA Withheld for administrative reasons
WF Withheld for fees reasons

Students who receive a PX interim result have seven working days from the date of notification of the result to notify the relevant authority within the relevant ANU College of the acceptance of the offer of a supplementary examination. See the Assessment Rules for more information.

Pre-1994 grades & codes

In 1994 a uniform grading system was introduced for all coursework students. Prior to 1994 the grading system varied across and within faculties. Please see the table below for a key to grades current when unified grading was introduced.

Faculty Fail (N) Pass (P) Credit (C) Distinction (D) High Distinction (HD)
Arts 0-49 50-64 65-74 75-84 85-100
Economics & commerce
  Commerce
  Statistics
  Economic History
  Econometrics
  Economics

 

0-49
0-49
0-49
0-49
0-49

 

50-64
50-59
50-64
50-54
50-64

 

65-74
60-69
65-69
55-64
65-69

 

75-84
70-79
70-79
65-74
70-74

 

85-100
80-100
80-100
75-100
75-100

Science 0-49 50-64 65-74 75-84 85-100
Law 0-49 50-64 65-71 72-79 80-100
Asian Studies 0-49 50-64 65-74 75-84 85-100

Pass grades

PHM Pass with high merit
PM Pass with merit
P1 Pass Division 1
P2 Pass Division 2
C/P Conditional pass

Fail grades

ABS Absent from examination
ABS/N Did not attempt all prescribed requirements
EXCL Not permitted to attempt examination
NPF - 1, 2, 3 Enrolment terminated, non-payment of fees, term 1, 2, 3

Other grades

STATUS Status for previous studies
W DATE Enrolment variation
XMPT Exempted from the subject/unit
NDE Non-degree examination
NDNE Non-degree, non-examination subject/unit
NEX Non-examination subject/unit
PO Part only
(YEARS)/S Summer course