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FAQ: Grade release and results

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Your exam results are about to be released and you probably can't wait to find out if you've nailed them. After all, you’ve dedicated yourself to your studies all semester, so it’s exciting to find out how your hard work has paid off! We've compiled a short list of frequently asked questions for you about CDU's grading system and results release, so you can understand process around receiving and understanding your grades. 

Can I access my results online?

Yes, you can access your most recent grades by visiting My Student Info and selecting 'My Results'. You can also access a full list of your grades or Advance Standing/Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) by selecting 'My Courses' and then following the links on your screen.

If you require an official Memorandum of Grades (for the semester or term you have just completed), please email and include three forms of identitification in your request.

Please note: Grades appearing in Learnline are unofficial grades and are only an indication of what your final grade may be. CDU releases official grades on the relevant grade release date. Your grades will not be visible if you owe student fees or have any other debt to the university. For any assistance with accessing your grades, please contact Student Central on 1800 061 963 or via Facebook.

I have just checked my results online and some units have been graded as 'NA' and 'AC'. What does this mean?

'AC' - Assessment Continues

This grade indicates you have received a written extension for a period of up to three months from the end of the semester (teaching period) to submit outstanding assessment items toward the final grade for the unit.

'NA' - Not Available

This grade is an administrative grade only and is issued where the unit lecturer has not yet provided the grade to be applied to your record. As soon as the grade is received, it will be entered and you can view your grade under the 'My Results' link in your My Student Info portal.

You should contact your lecturer in the first instance if you have any queries about your results.

How is a course Grade Point Average (GPA) calculated?

The standard formula for calculating a course GPA at CDU is:

GPA = Total (achievable credit points x grade GPA value) / Total (achievable credit points)


GPA Value


High Distinction












Pass Conceded






Withdraw Fail


Example of GPA calculation

If a student receives the following grades:



20 credit point unit



10 credit point unit



10 credit point unit

Step 1: Total of achievable credit points x GPA value 

  • 20 x 7 = 140 
  • + 10 x 7 = 70 
  • + 10 x 6 = 60 

Total = 270 

Step 2: Total of achievable credit points: 

  • 20 + 10 + 10 = 40 

Step 3: The student's GPA is 270 / 40 = 6.75 

At CDU the GPA is used, for example, to calculate Honours Class, University and Chancellor Medals recipients, etc. Your GPA will be printed on your Academic Record.

Note: The GPA shown on CDU academic records does not include any advanced standing.


If you would like to know the difference between a high distinction, a distinction and other grades, check this quick guide


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