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Final unit to complete

Pass conceded or supplementary assessment

  • If you are one credit point short of completing your Deakin course you may possibly be eligible for a Pass Conceded grade or to complete a Supplementary Assessment (a supplementary exam or another assessment item such as an assignment) for your final unit.
  • The Final Unit to Complete processes fall under the Assessment (Higher Education Courses) Procedure, clauses 60-66.

Am I eligible for a pass conceded or supplementary assessment?

  • There are different eligibility criteria for Pass Conceded and Supplementary Assessment applications. Carefully consult the criteria provided on the Deakin webpage to check your eligibility: deakin.edu.au/students/studying/assessment-and-results/final-unit-to-complete
  • Pass Conceded may be awarded for a unit you undertook in any study period of your course in which you got a mark between 45% and 49%, whereas Supplementary Assessment may be awarded for a unit you studied during the last 12 months in which you got a mark between 40% and 49%.

When can I apply for a pass conceded or supplementary assessment?

  • You should apply within 5 working days of release of results in your final period of study.

How do I apply?

  • You need to complete the online form provided by the faculty of the course you are enrolled in. You can find the online forms at the Deakin webpage provided above.

What are the possible outcomes?

  • The Faculty Committee considers your application and may consult the Course Director to decide whether to grant you a Pass Conceded grade or the opportunity to complete a Supplementary Assessment.
  • If you are granted a Pass Conceded grade for the unit the result on your transcript will be changed to ‘PC’ with no mark value provided.
  • If you are granted a Supplementary Assessment to complete the maximum possible mark/grade you can receive for the unit is 50P. If the Supplementary
  • Assessment is a supplementary exam this will be scheduled in the next available supplementary/ special exam period. For exam period details see: deakin.edu.au/students/studying/assessment-and-results/exam-timetables
  • If you don’t achieve 50P then your mark for the unit will revert to the mark you received prior to your Supplementary Assessment application.

How can DUSA advocates help?

  • DUSA Advocates can assist you to understand the Final Unit to Complete process, eligibility rules, and possible outcomes of your application.
  • An Advocate will listen to any concerns you have and will assist you with any other university processes relevant to your personal situation.
  • During very busy periods at the end of each trimester after the release of results, DUSA Advocates run drop-in times for students to get help with the Final Unit to Complete process.
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