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Information on Fail grades

What does it mean for me if I receive a fail grade?

Failing a unit may have implications on your study plan and course progression. It is best to talk over your circumstances with your Student Advice Team and discuss unit selection and progression.

Students who receive a failing grade in one or more units in any study session will be contacted by the University with information about the support services available.

If you fail a unit you are also encouraged to contact the University about support services available.

What's the difference between a fail and absent fail grade?

Normally a Fail grade means that you have attempted some or all of the assessment items, but not received a passing grade overall. An Absent Fail is awarded when there have been no assessment items submitted and it is deemed you have abandoned your study.

I have failed a unit, but have special circumstances. What options do I have?

In certain special circumstances, students can apply for refund of tuition fees and/or 'withdrawal without failure' grade. You need to meet specific criteria which are detailed on the application form. Domestic and international students can find more information on the Refunds and Remission of fees page and information about withdrawing from units at Rules Relating to Awards. Please note there are rules and timelines that apply to these processes.

Would you like to discuss your options further?

Please choose the option that best describes your situation:


Contact information for Australian/New Zealand students

Schools, College, InstituteKey Contact for EnquiriesStudent Liaison Telephone NumberEmail Contact:
Arts and Social SciencesArts and Social Science programs1800 005 687isass@scu.edu.au
Arts and Social SciencesCommunity Development (Emergency Management)+61 7 5589 3161isass@scu.edu.au
EducationAll programs1800 005 687secondaryed@scu.edu.au
schooled@scu.edu.au
Environment, Science and EngineeringAll programs1800 005 687ese@scu.edu.au
Gnibi College of Indigenous PeoplesAll programs1800 005 687gnibi@scu.edu.au
Health and Human SciencesAll Lismore programs
(Clinical Sciences, Exercise Science and Nutrition, Sport and Exercise Science, Nursing)
1800 005 687healthscience@scu.edu.au
Health and Human SciencesPsychology, Midwifery and Nursing programs (Coffs campus)+61 2 6659 3349healthscience@scu.edu.au
The Hotel School, Phillip Street, SydneyAll programs+61 2 9240 1280julie.luiker@scu.edu.au
or
paul.weeks@scu.edu.au
Law and JusticeAll programs1800 005 687lawenquiry@scu.edu.au
School of Business and TourismUndergraduate business programs1800 005 687studybusiness@scu.edu.au
School of Business and TourismMasters Program, Doctoral+61 7 5589 3001studybusiness@scu.edu.au
School of Business and TourismAll tourism programs1800 005 687tourline@scu.edu.au

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International students studying in Australia

Schools, College, InstituteKey Contact for EnquiriesStudent Liaison Telephone NumberEmail Contact:
SCU Coffs Harbour campusAll programs+61 2 6659 3147ioadviser-coffs@scu.edu.au
SCU Lismore campusAll programs+61 2 6620 3876ioadviser-lis@scu.edu.au
SCU Gold Coast campusAll programs+61 7 5589 3026ioadviser-gc@scu.edu.au
The Hotel School SydneyAll programs+61 2 8249 3200thssupport@scu.edu.au
The Hotel School MelbourneAll programs+61 3 9601 3400 thssupport@scu.edu.au
Sydney branch campusAll programs1800 422 226 sydstudentsupport@scu.edu.au
Melbourne branch campusAll programs1800 422 226 melbstudentsupport@scu.edu.au

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International students outside Australia

Schools, College, InstituteKey Contact for EnquiriesStudent Liaison Telephone NumberEmail Contact:
Institute of Business Studies (IBS)Port Moresby Campus+675 325 4053 or 325 2188 enquiries@ibs.ac.pg
Institute of Business Studies (IBS)Enga Campus+675 7229 5758 studyenga@ibs.ac.pg
Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS)All programs+65 6796 7974jeffrey_tancm@mdis.edu.sg
Management Development Institute of Tashkent (MDIS), TashkentAll programs+65 6796 7974jeffrey_tancm@mdis.edu.sg
Manukau Institute of TechnologyAll programs+64 9975 4582helen.sidler@manukau.ac.nz
Tianjin University of Science and Technology (TUST)Bachelor of Business Administration ProgramUse emailguojie@tust.edu.cn
Guangxi University of Science and TechnologyAll programsUse emailquanyanfang2@hotmail.com

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