Am I eligible to graduate?

While graduation ceremonies have been postponed, eligible students will still graduate. The process of identifying and assessing new graduands remains unchanged. Find out more about 2020 graduations.

How is my eligibility to graduate confirmed?

We use your total subject points to calculate you are in your final session. The number of subject points needed for your course is set out in the Handbook.

We start identifying students ready to graduate after census date each session. During session we will check your enrolment record. We will check that:

Don't worry. We will stay in touch to let you know exactly what to do to ensure you are eligible.

Has COVID-19 affected my graduation?

You may have subjects affected by COVID-19 restrictions. For example:

  • a Residential School has been delayed
  • you haven't been able to complete a Workplace Learning placement.

If your results are delayed, rest assured we will continue to assess eligible students each week to ensure you graduate as soon as possible.

COVID-19 updates

Common reasons you may be ineligible to graduate

If you receive a non-substantive grade in your final session this may delay when you are eligible to graduate. A non-substantive grade could be:

  • SX - you need to sit a supplementary exam
  • AE - you need to sit an additional examination due to a marginal fail
  • AA - you need to submit an additional assessment due to a marginal fail.

The delay in a final grade being awarded might mean you miss an upcoming graduation ceremony, but you will still be able to graduate later.

Other reasons you may be ineligible

  • FL (Fail) or AW (Approved Withdrawal)

    If you don't successfully complete your final subjects you will be ineligible to graduate at the end of the session. For example, if you withdraw or fail you will have to reattempt the subject later to complete your course.

    You will still be able to graduate after you have finished all the necessary subjects.

  • GP (Grade Pending)

    If your subject grade is displaying GP this means Grade Pending. Grade Pending normally means you have been granted an extension on an assessment or similar.

    While your grade is pending you are ineligible to graduate. Go on - complete that final assessment and finalise your grade!

  • TA (To be assessed)

    If your subject grade says TA this means To Be Assessed. In other words your result is not yet available. If you don't know why you have been awarded a TA you need to speak to your lecturer or course director to find out what has delayed your final grade.

  • FCR (Forward Credit or Outstanding Credit)

    FCR means Forward Credit. This grade is normally awarded when Charles Sturt is waiting for your results from another institution. This will be changed to a Transfer Credit (TCR) when we have all the information we need. Once it is changed to a TCR you are eligible to graduate.

    If you need help with an FCR grade email the Division of Student Administration credit team.

Do I have to be confirmed eligible before purchasing graduation tickets?

During your last session, before final confirmation of your eligibility, you will be asked to choose whether you want to attend a ceremony of not. We ask you this early, so that we can start planning our graduation ceremonies.

If for any reason you are deemed ineligible after you purchase ceremony tickets, we will refund your tickets in full.

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What happens after confirmation of my eligibility?

After final grade release we will update your student record. If everything is in order, your student record will marked completed. We will then email you to confirm you are ready to graduate.

Am I eligible for a University Medal?

University Medals are awarded to eligible graduating students to recognise outstanding academic achievement. To be eligible for an undergraduate or postgraduate university medal your grade point average (GPA) must be 6.75 or higher. There are different requirements for higher levels of study.

The Charles Sturt Medal is also awarded annually to one coursework student from each faculty, and recognises both academic achievement and public service consistent with the university’s motto "for the public good".

To be eligible for a Charles Sturt Medal you must:

  • have graduated or be eligible to graduate from an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework course in the current calendar year
  • have received or be eligible to receive a Bachelor, Postgraduate, or Bachelor (Honours) University medal in the current calendar year
  • demonstrate a significant commitment to the public good.

Read the medals and awards policy

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