Are you disappointed or confused by an assessment mark or overall unit result that you have received and want to have it reviewed? We're here to help
Are you disappointed or confused by an assessment mark or overall unit result that you have received and want to have it reviewed? Contact the DUSA Advocacy team for a free appointment to discuss a Review of Assessment Marking request (during a study period) or a Review of Results application (at the end of a study period).
You can ask your unit chair to check if the mark you received for an assessment task is correct. You can also ask your unit chair for an assessment task to be re-marked.
When can I request this? You have 10 working days from when the assessment mark is released to you to request this.
How do I request this? You can email your unit chair. If you wish to request re-marking of an assessment task, you will need to provide supporting evidence to show your assessment was not marked in accordance with the marking criteria.
What are the possible outcomes of re-marking? If your unit chair accepts your request for re-marking, the final mark for your assessment task may be higher than, lower than, or the same as the original mark.
You can find out more information, including details of the re-marking process, in the Assessment (Higher Education Courses) Procedure (sections 90-94) and on Deakin’s webpage.
Following the official release of results at the end of a trimester, you can apply to the Faculty Academic Progress Committee for a review of the result you received for a unit, including any assessment task or part of the unit.
When can I apply for this? You have 5 working days following the official release of result for a unit to apply for a Review of Results, unless you can show that exceptional circumstances prevented you from lodging your application in time.
How do I apply for this? You can use Deakin’s online form to apply for an Administrative Review and/or an Academic Review. You can access the form via Deakin’s Review of Results webpage here.
Administrative Review: This checks that all your assignment and exam marks have been included and added up correctly to obtain your final result.
Academic Review: If you believe your result is not fair, you will need to provide supporting evidence that your work was not marked in accordance with the marking criteria or that there was a misapplication of other relevant University policies or procedures. It is important to explain your reasons for applying for review and provide adequate evidence to support your application. A DUSA Advocate can provide confidential independent advice and support with this.
Are there any circumstances in which I cannot apply for Review of Results? If your assessment task has already been re-marked or double-marked, the university won’t accept a Review of Results application unless you can show a misapplication of procedure has occurred.
Where can I find out more information? You can access the Deakin Review of Results webpage here. You can read the Assessment (Higher Education Courses) Procedure (see sections 90-100).
How can a DUSA Advocate help? DUSA Advocates provide independent, confidential advice and support on a range of academic and personal matters, including Reviews of assessment marking requests (during study periods) and Review of Results applications (at the end of each study period).
DUSA Advocates can provide advice about the Assessment Procedure (and any other relevant Deakin policies) in relation to your individual situation and assessment task. Your DUSA Advocate will work together with you to assess your situation and discuss possible courses of action. For more information or to speak to a DUSA Advocate, please contact us to arrange an appointment.