All you need to know about assessment, exams and grades

Find out about different types of assessment, how to submit an assignment, when and where your exams will take place, how to view your grades and what to do if you can't complete your exams or an assessment.

Information about academic performance, misconduct and the review and appeals process is also available.


At the beginning of each trimester, you will receive a Course Profile for every course you are enrolled in. This will outline all the assignments, assessment tasks and exams you will be required to complete, along with information such as marking criteria, word lengths, weighting of assignments and the duration of your exams.

You can find your Course Profiles in myGriffith.


Exams are typically held during the middle and end of trimester but may vary depending on your course.

Learn about exam procedures, when and where they will be held and how to prepare yourself for success.


Your grades can be viewed in myGriffith.

Learn about grade publication dates, how grades are awarded and how to calculate your Grade Point Average (GPA).

Unable to complete your assessment or sit your exam?

We are here to help you. You can apply for an assignment extension, an alternate exam sitting or a deferred assessment.


You can apply for special consideration if you have been seriously disadvantaged or affected when completing an assessment item or all assessment items for a course.


The Academic Standing process is run twice per year (late June–July and late December–January) to review your academic performance and degree progress and to recommend appropriate support for your studies.


Carry out your studies honestly, ethically and in accordance with the standards of academic conduct.


Academic and administration decisions can be reviewed and appealed, including:

  • final grades
  • progression
  • honours classification
  • exclusion
  • termination of candidature
  • eligibility to graduate
  • special consideration
  • deferred exams
  • fees
  • admission
  • enrolment
  • termination of scholarship.


No matter what the reason, reach out and get the help you need


Connect with us via Ask Us, live chat, over the phone or at your nearest Student Centre