A grade of Discontinue Fail carries an academic penalty and students remain liable for HECS or fees for the unit of study.
The academic penalty for Discontinue Fail is a grade of zero for the unit. This will count as a fail on your transcript and will affect your weighted average mark for your degree.
Domestic students can request a DF grade, up to the Discontinue Fail appropriate deadline specified by the University.
International students will need to provide supporting documentation in all cases where they are applying for a DF grade.
Students who experience severe and unexpected illness or misadventure in this period can lodge an application for a Discontinue Not Fail
To make an application for a discontinue fail (DF) grade, students must contact the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences directly. You will not be able to change your enrolment online through MyUni.
Students applying for a DF before the deadline specified by the University.
- Domestic students must complete an enrolment variation request form and submit it to Student Services prior to the deadlines specified by the University.
- International students must apply to take a reduced load and submit it to Student Services prior to the deadlines specified by the University, and must provide documentation that demonstrates they have compelling or compassionate circumstances (e.g. serious illness or misadventure).
- Both domestic and international students can e-mail their request to the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences from their university e-mail address. The relevant e-mail address can be found on the Faculty's Contact Us page
Please Note: Under some circumstances, students who are granted a grade of DF after the census date may be eligible for a refund of fees or re-credit of a Fee-HELP balance. Local students should contact the HECS and Domestic Fees Office in the Student Centre about all fee, HECS-HELP and Fee-HELP issues. International Students should contact the International Office.