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.

2020 New Grading System  »

Last updated: 31 August 2020   What is the new grading system? We recognise that 2020 has been a very disruptive time for you and your learning....

2020 Non-standard Academic Sessions  »

If you are after information about the new grading system for other academic sessions please visit the Semester 1, 2020 Grading System webpage or the...

Academic problems, appeals, complaints procedure »

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

Appeal an Academic Progress Committee Exclusion »

Internal appeal on procedural grounds Students who are excluded from their academic career due to unsatisfactory academic progression are able to...

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...

Class Summaries (formerly Course Outlines) »

What are Class Summaries and what information do they contain? Class Summaries (previously known as Course Outlines) provide detailed and...

Deferred examinations »

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Some information on this page has been amended due to operational changes made in light of COVID-19 The following amendments have...

Examination conduct »

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Some information on this page has been amended due to operational changes made in light of COVID-19 Amendments have been made to...

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 within an undergraduate or postgraduate academic career are required to maintain satisfactory academic progression. This means that...

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...

Grade Point Average (GPA) »

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Some information on this page has been amended due to operational changes made in light of COVID-19 The following amendments have...

Grading scale »

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Some information on this page has been amended due to operational changes made in light of COVID-19 The following amendments have...

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...

Information for Delegated Authority / Associate Dean (HDR Thesis Submission) »

Notification of Intent to Submit and Nomination of Examiner process steps When the candidate completes their Notification of Intent to Submit,...

Information for Examiners »

This page provides advice to Higher Degree Research Thesis Examiners. When the candidate submits their thesis for examination, it will be sent to the...

Nomination of Examiners »

This page provides advice to ANU staff about the Nomination of Examiner process for Higher Degree Research thesis submissions. For further...

Notification of results »

Coursework results will be released by the Registrar, following approval of the Delegated Authority in the relevant Academic College (for dates...

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...

Research Candidate Milestones »

Milestone eForm via ISIS ANU research candidates are required to meet a number of progress milestones including an initial Annual Plan, completion...

Semester 1, 2020 Grading System »

Please note: The deadline for the Grade Change eForm has been extended to 11:59 pm (AEST), 19 July 2020.   From 23 July grade changes to individual...

Semester 2, 2020 Grading System »

Further information about the Semester 2, 2020 Grading System will be published on this webpage on Friday, 18 September 2020.  For information about...

Special assessment consideration »

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Some information on this page has been amended due to operational changes made in light of COVID-19 The following amendments have...

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 »

  IMPORTANT UPDATE: Some information on this page has been amended due to operational changes made in light of COVID-19 The following amendments...

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...

Thesis Access Restrictions »

This page outlines information relating to Thesis Access Restriction including types of Thesis Access Restriction and other related material. If you...