Everything you need to know about the Academic and English language program exams, assignments and assessments at UTS Insearch is right here. Find out about: exam dates, timetables, guidelines, special exams, special consideration, final stage supplementary exams, and results and transcripts.

Where is my exam?

English language students

Examinations are held online, unless your teacher tells you otherwise. Final examinations are held on Monday and/or Wednesday of Week 5 of each term. You will be notified of the exact schedule of examinations during the term. Find out more information about English language exams.

UTS Foundation Studies students

UTS Foundation Studies students do not sit exams. Grades are based on continuous assessment throughout the program. Find out more information about UTS Foundation Studies exams.

Diploma students

General dates for tests, quizzes, final exams, result publication, appeals and final stage supplementary exams are set ahead of time. You will be emailed your exam timetable and details of your online exams in advance of your examination period. Find out more information about diploma exams.

What do I do if I am sick when an assignment is due?

If you are unwell when an assignment or assessment is due, speak to your teacher in the first instance. You may be able to apply for Special Consideration.

Who do I talk to if I have failed?

If you fail a subject, contact the Study Success Advisers who can talk to you about your options. Students who are struggling to meet academic progress expectations will be placed on Academic Caution and will be contacted by Study Success Advisers who will offer additional support.

If you are a diploma student and fail one final subject that is required for you to get your diploma, you may be eligible for a Final Stage Supplementary Exam.

Appeals process

You may lodge a written appeal if you believe there have been procedural or factual errors in the calculation of your final results. Your subject coordinator, tutor or program manager will review the appeal and a written response will be sent to your UTS student email account no later than 10 working days from the day the appeal was lodged.

Please note: Dissatisfaction with grades alone does not constitute grounds for an appeal. Make sure you read the guidelines below before you lodge an appeal.
 

Frequently asked questions

Mark omission / Missing assessment results. If you submitted an assessment item or completed an exam but the marks do not appear on your eStudent record, and you have contacted the tutor but it still has not been corrected, you have the right to lodge an appeal. If you have copies of assessments with the tutor’s feedback and grade written on them, you should photocopy these and submit them with your appeal form.

Incorrect assessment results recorded. If you submitted an assessment item or completed an exam but the marks on your eStudent record are different from the marks the tutor told you, and you have contacted the tutor but it still has not been corrected, you have the right to lodge an appeal. If you have copies of assessments with the tutor’s feedback and grade written on them, you should photocopy these and submit them with your appeal form.
Students were not notified of the assignment task or question within a reasonable period before the due date. In general, you will be informed of assignment tasks in the subject outline in week 1 of the program. More detailed information about the assessment will be provided during the semester. Usually, you will have all information required to complete major assignments (i.e. worth 20% or more) 2 weeks prior to the due date of that assignment. If this period of notification was not given, you have the right to appeal on procedural grounds.
Diploma students:
  • If you have qualified for Final Stage Supplementary Exam and would like to appeal, you must still sit for the exam as scheduled.
  • If you have failed and lodged an appeal, you must re-enrol in the same subject while waiting for the result. If the appeal is successful and a grade of pass is awarded, you can withdraw from the subject and add another one (in accordance with the enrolment procedure and schedule). Failure to do so may cause problems with your academic record.
UTS Foundation Studies students:
Continue with your studies and attend classes as per your timetable.
No. UTS Insearch has rigorous quality mechanisms and a rigorous marking moderation process. Tutors, Subject Coordinators and Program Managers review results and where there are anomalies in a student’s grades, these are routinely reviewed. Failed exams are double-marked. The Subject Coordinators may provide feedback on areas for improvement but a remark of an assessment task will not be performed at this stage.
There are no marks for attendance. Marks are awarded for assessable (measurable) tasks.
Tutors, Subject Coordinators and Program Managers review results and where there are anomalies in a student’s grades, these are routinely reviewed.

How to lodge an appeal for a grading decision

If you think you have have satisfied the requirements for an appeal, you may lodge an appeal by following these procedures. Make sure that you take note of the last day to lodge an appeal. Forms that are submitted late will not be accepted. Please view the last day to lodge an appeal in the 'Key dates for exams' below.

If you would like to appeal a grading decision you should:
  • Download the appeal form and submit by email to appeals@insearch.edu.au. Additional documents may be attached to support your appeal. A confirmation email will be sent once your appeal form is received by Student Administration.
  • Attend your classes or exams as appropriate. You will be advised of the appeal results via email.
 

Other Complaints

If you would like to make a disclosure or complaint, please review the Complaints and Appeals Policy.

If you have any questions about the appeal against a grade, please contact appeals@insearch.edu.au.
 

Key dates for exams

2020 SEMESTER 1 (JUNE)
Online Final Exams Monday 1 to
Friday 5 June
Online Special Exams Monday 8 to
Wednesday 10 June
Semester Results Publication Date Monday 22 June
Online Final Stage Supplementary Exam (FSSE)
(Diploma programs only)
Thursday 25 to
Friday 26 June
Last Day to Lodge an Appeal Tuesday 30 June (before 5pm)
2020 SEMESTER 2 (SEPTEMBER)
Final Exams Monday 14 to
Friday 18 September
Special Exams Monday 21 to
Wednesday 23 September
Semester Results Publication Date Monday 5 October
Online Final Stage Supplementary Exam (FSSE)
(Diploma programs only)
Thursday 8 to
Friday 9 October
Last Day to Lodge an Appeal Tuesday 13 October (before 5pm)
2021 SEMESTER 3 (JANUARY)
Final Exams Monday 11 to
Friday 15 January
Special Exams Monday 18 to
Wednesday 20 January
Semester Results Publication Date Monday 1 February
Online Final Stage Supplementary Exam (FSSE)
(Diploma programs only)
Thursday 4 to 
Friday 5 February
Last Day to Lodge an Appeal Tuesday 9 February (before 5pm)

When will results be released?

English language students

Your teacher will provide your examination results on Thursday of Week 5. Assessment Reports will be distributed in class on Friday of Week 5. If Friday of Week 5 is a non-teaching day, Assessment Reports will be distributed on Thursday of Week 5.

UTS Foundation Studies and diploma students

Your results will be available on the Semester Results Publication Date.
 
Semester and assessment results are available via eStudent. Make sure your account is up to date. If you are having trouble logging in, contact ITDS Service Desk Portal. If you suspect that the results displayed are incorrect, advise a teacher immediately.
 

Where can I get a copy of my transcript?

A Transcript is an official document containing the subjects that UTS Foundation Studies and diploma students have completed and your grades and overall Grade Point Average (GPA). You can request a transcript by submitting an Application for Academic Record by email to studentcentre@insearch.edu.au.

Contact

Study Success Advisers

Phone - Diplomas

(+61 2) 9218 8773
(+61 2) 9218 8706


Phone - UTS Foundation Studies

(+61 2) 9218 4912


Phone - English Programs

(+61 2) 9218 8673
(+61 2) 9218 8607
(+61 2) 9218 8773
(+61 2) 9218 8673


Email

AdvisersDiploma@insearch.edu.au
AdvisersFoundation@insearch.edu.au
AdvisersEnglishLanguage@insearch.edu.au
 

Address

Level 4, 187 Thomas Street
(Blue Building)
Haymarket, NSW 2000 Australia

Student Centre

Phone

(+61 2) 9218 8666


Fax

(+61 2) 9281 4675


Email

StudentCentre@insearch.edu.au 


Address

Ground Floor, 187 Thomas Street
(Blue Building)
​Haymarket, NSW 2000 Australia