Once your grades have been finalised, you can view them in mySI-net.

Publication of grades

Final grades are available to view on mySI-net at the end of each semester. Their precise release date is listed on the important exam dates page.

Final grades are also released via SMS and email.

Ensure your current mobile phone number is entered into mySI-net if you want to receive your grades via SMS.

Grades will also be sent to your student email address.

Understanding your final grades

Most courses use a numbering system for final grades, with 7 as the highest possible grade and 1, 2, and 3 as failing grades.

Grades may also be expressed as letters, or as a combination of letters, numbers and symbols.

For a complete list of final grades and what they mean, see the Grading System Procedures.

How to calculate your GPA

After the release of final grades each semester (or each trimester at UQ College), a grade point average (GPA) is calculated for every student.

Your GPA is used to determine part of your academic standing, and whether you are eligible for a University Medal, a Dean's Commendation for Academic Excellence, scholarships, changing into a different program, etc.

Your GPA is calculated using the following formula:

GPA = Σ (GU) 
              Σ U


G = the grade in a course
U = the unit value of that course
Σ = the sum of

If you are enrolled in a course but get no grade, G = 0.


Your grades are 4, 5, 5, and 7 for courses with unit values of 2, 2, 1, and 1 respectively.

This means your GPA is:

(4 x 2) + (5 x 2) + (5 x 1) + (7 x 1) 
                 2 + 2 + 1 + 1

30 ÷ 6

GPA = 5.0

Section 7 of the Grading System Procedures explains how to calculate your GPA for courses that use the final grades of N and P. 

What happens if I get a 3?

If you are awarded a grade of 3 for a prerequisite course, consult the program rules for your degree and speak to an advisor in your faculty.

A grade of 3 can affect your progression through a program.

With the approval of your faculty’s Executive Dean, you might be allowed to advance to the next stage of your studies, as long as you repeat the course you were awarded a 3 for.

In some instances, you might be given a second chance to pass the course by completing a supplementary assessment.

For pre-2006 grades of 3, consult the Enrolment Procedures

Grades withheld

You will be unable to view your final grades if you have outstanding fees, or if you are subject to disciplinary proceedings.

You will know if your grades have been withheld if they are entirely blocked from mySI-net, or if a grade for a particular course is “RW” (result withheld).

Further reasons why your grades might be withheld are explained in the Grading System Procedures.

Querying a result

If you believe a mark or grade doesn’t accurately reflect your performance according to the relevant assessment criteria, you can query a result.