Update on UNE support for students affected by COVID-19: Read here for the latest

Published On July 3, 2020 | By Alana | General News, Latest News, News

Now that results have been released for Trimester 1 we are providing an update for you regarding UNE’s measures to support students affected by COVID-19.

If you have found that your study outcomes were negatively and unavoidably impacted by COVID-19, there are a number of options available to support you. Please find details below, with further FAQ’s also available on the Supporting Information for Students webpage, under ‘Assistance with Trimester 1, 2020 Grades’. 


Change your passing grade to SR (Satisfied Requirements) to avoid impact on your GPA.

If your passing grade for Trimester 1 has been impacted by COVID-19 and it reduces your Grade Point Average (GPA), you have the option to ask for an ungraded pass so your GPA is not impacted.

There are a few things to consider before applying for this change, and that additional information can be found on the Results & Final Grades web page. There are some units (e.g. LAW and PSYC) which require a graded pass for accreditation and this option will not be available for those units.


Apply to change your Fail (N), Fail Incomplete (NI) or Fail Compulsory Assessment (NC) grade to a Withdrawn (W) grade.

An application to convert a fail grade will be available from the Supporting Information for Students web page from Monday 6 July 2020, and will remain open until midnight, Sunday 19 July 2020. To check your eligibility to apply, as well as what is needed to apply, please refer to that page.

You can apply for any units undertaken in Trimester 1 and the university will endeavour to confirm the outcome of applications by mid-August.

Any units which result in a Withdrawn (W) grade as a result of this conversion process will still incur the unit fee that was charged as of the Census Date, however, you do have the option to apply for a remission of your fees.


‘Special on a Special’

If your performance in a special/deferred exam from a previous trimester has been impacted by COVID-19, you can apply for a further deferral of that exam using the Special Consideration form.


Special Consideration Deadline Extended

For Trimester 1 2020, the extended closing date for special consideration applications is Friday, 10 July 2020.  You can apply using the Special Consideration form.


As always, for the most up-to-date information on these options, please refer to our Coronavirus Information page.

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