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 and how to view your grades.

You can find out what to do if you can't complete your exams or an assessment here as well.

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, relative 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 and protocols, when and where they will be held and how to prepare yourself for success.


Your grades can be viewed in myGriffith.

Familiarise yourself with 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 succeed. 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 your performance has been seriously affected when completing an assessment item or all assessment items for a course.


The Academic Standing process is run twice per calendar year (late June–July and late December–January) to assist you in monitoring your academic performance and degree progress as well as enabling you to seek appropriate support for your studies.


Pursue your studies at Griffith University honestly, ethically and in accordance with the accepted standards of academic conduct.


Academic and administration decisions can be reviewed and appealed. These may include:

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