Conversion of Grades of 3
a student has excess grades of 3, in accordance with the particular
under which the student is enrolled, then they will not be granted
credit for the excess grades under the new unitised structure.
of 3 Conversion Formula
Where a student has been awarded grades of 3 that can be credited
towards the completion of their program, the credit will be translated.
The following formula for translating accumulated grades of 3 across
the program structures will be applied:
_____ = P
x Uy = Ux
- Ux = Uz)
CPx = grades of 3 accumulated in credit points
CPy = total grades of 3 allowed in credit points
P = proportion of grades of 3 accumulated under credit
Uy = total grades of 3 allowed in units
Ux = grades of 3 accumulated in units
Uz = outstanding grades of 3 allowed in units
example: Student A has received 24 credit points at a grade
of 3 in a program that allows students to accumulate 30 credit points
at a grade of 3. Under the new program rules, 6 units at a grade
of 3 can count towards the completion of the program.
_____ = 0.833
x 6 = 4.8
- 4.8 = 1.2)
student can be awarded another 1.2 units at a grade of 3.
it is University policy that no student will be disadvantaged as
a result of unitisation. Accordingly, Uz will be rounded to the
next highest unit. In this case then, Student A would be permitted
to count 2 units at a grade of 3 towards the completion of the program.
the proportion of grades of 3 differs across program structures
faculty staff will use discretion to award allowable grades of 3
so that no student is disadvantaged.
The formula listed, above, can be modified to translate any quality
requirement of programs such as majors, concentrations, fields,
advanced standing, level 3 courses, where the total requirement
is not significantly altered across program structures.
on Grades of 3 in Unitised Programs
It has been determined that the maximum number of units in which
a grade of 3 may be counted towards an award should be equivalent
to one-eighth of the total number of units required for that award.
This is equivalent to an average of 1 unit per semester for a standard