Grade Pending (GP)

If illness or other issues prevent you from completing assignments, assessments or placements by the end of session, you may apply for Special Consideration.

If approved by the Head of School, a Grade Pending (GP) will be awarded and you will be given an extension of time to submit assessable work and a date by which that work must be submitted. Normally the GP grade will need to be converted to a substantive grade no later than 12 months after the end of the session in which the GP was granted.

This option is well worth remembering because it can mean the difference between salvaging the subject and ending up with a Pass rather than a Fail grade.

Read the Assessment Policy - Coursework Subjects Section 4, Parts J and K.

How to apply

You can apply for an extension of time beyond the end of session using the Application for Special Consideration.

Your application must be well supported by documentary evidence.  If you are applying for an extension of time  because of illness, you will also need to submit the Student Medical Certificate [PDF] form which needs to be filled out by a medical practitioner.

Deadlines for submission

Apply for special consideration as soon as possible after the circumstances have occurred.

See Time Limits for Special Consideration submission

For assistance with your application or questions, contact a Student Advocate or Student Central.

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