Semester 1, 2020 results available via StudentOnLine – what you need to know

Your results are now available via StudentOnLine. We’ve sent an email to your student account with more information on results, V grades and Academic progression.

Understanding the result and grade codes definitions

You can read our Result code FAQ to understand what the result codes and letter grades mean.

Introduction of additional Grade code ‘V’

For Semesters 1 and 2,  2020, if you unsuccessfully attempt a subject (i.e. you enrolled in a subject and fail due to your grades) a traditional fail result (like N, NS and F) won’t be recorded on your transcript and your course Weighted Average Mark (WAM) won’t be negatively affected. If this happens to you, instead of a fail grade you’ll see: ‘V – No result recorded due to extenuating circumstances’ on your transcript.

Academic progression for 2020

The 2020 Results and Academic progression process will be slightly different from past periods. Changes for this year include:

  • Receiving one or more V grades and the impact on your Academic progression
    The introduction of ‘V grade’ means that academic progression will look different for 2020. If you receive a V grade, your academic progression won’t be affected for this period. Instead, our Student Success team will call you to help you access the most appropriate support services available, depending on the results you receive. We can help you with accessing academic support services, academic support resources and workshops, wellbeing services, or meeting with an advisor to create an action plan. 
  • Receiving a V grade if you have sanctions or enrolment restrictions from Semester 2, 2019 and Summer 2020
    If you had a sanction or enrolment restriction imposed by the Unsatisfactory Progress Committee (UPC) in previous academic progression periods and you receive a V grade this semester, your grades for this semester won’t affect your progression this period. Your sanction will be carried over to the end of Semester 2, 2020. For example, if you had a restriction of 30 credit points, it’ll remain on your record until the end of academic progression period 2 (December 2020). Your academic progress will then be re-assessed based on your Semester 2 results.
  • Exceptions to V grades and Academic progression
    There are two exceptions to the above results and academic progression changes for 2020, and you will still receive a standard grade in the following situations:
    1. Fail grades for Schedule A subjects (clinical or industry placements) – a formal N or F grade will be assessed as part of the normal Academic Progress Review policy.
    2. Academic misconduct – if you’re found guilty of academic misconduct and receive an N (fail) grade and a mark of zero. You’ll be assessed as part of the normal Academic Progress Review policy.

Health and wellbeing support

We understand that this semester has been particularly stressful and that COVID-19 has presented many challenges to our students and the La Trobe community. A range of free health and wellbeing support is available to all students free of cost, including counselling.

Health and wellbeing are also offering a new ‘wellbeing check-in’ service specifically to support students during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a service for students who may not need therapeutic counselling but might be in quarantine, isolated or just need some additional support.

Need more help?

Browse our Results FAQs for more detailed information on how to understand your results and how to find support if you need.