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What Unisa’s Exam Result Codes Mean

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Unisa has provided clarity on what the exam result codes on students’ academic records mean, here are more details on this.

Students at the University of South Africa (Unisa) receive result codes on their academic records and many are unsure of what they mean.

The university has now provided explanations for each result code as well as the actions required from students for certain codes.

Here Are Unisa’s Result Codes and What They Mean

Result code: 1

This means that the student has passed a module by receiving a final mark of 50% and above.

Result code: 2

This means that the student has passed with a distinction by receiving a final mark of 75% and above.

Result code: 3

This means that the student has failed a module because they received a final mark of less than 50% and the student will be required to re-register for the module.

Result code: 5

This means that the student is deemed to be “absent from examination” as the university did not receive the student’s submission within the allowable submission period.

If an undergraduate students is deemed absent from their second examination opportunity then they are required to re-register. Postgraduate students are expected to re-register for each module.

Result code: 6

This means that the student has gotten a “supplementary examination” outcome.

Undergraduate students are granted a supplementary examination if they failed or were absent from their first examination opportunity.

Postgraduate students are granted a supplementary examination if they received a final mark of between 40% and 49%.

These supplementary examinations will be in January/February for  Postgraduate and Honours students while the rest of the supplementary examinations will be written in May/June.

Students must check Unisa’s website to find out when the supplementary examinations are scheduled for.

Result code: 7

This means that the student’s submission of their examination is received but the marking of the submission is still in progress and the final mark is outstanding.

Unisa has stated that students may follow up on their outstanding results by sending an email of enquiry to exam@unisa.ac.za

Result code: 8

This means that the student did not meet the examination admission criteria relevant to the module and the description on their academic records will say “not admitted to an examination”.

The student is required to re-register for the module.

Result code: 24

This code is described as “absent-supplementary” and is given to students who have failed to use the required proctoring tool during their first examination opportunity.

Students who receive this code in their second examination opportunity are required to re-register.

Result code: 28

This code is described as “script rejected” and occurs when the student did not use the required proctoring tool or submitted a password-protected or corrupt file.

Students who are allowed a second opportunity will automatically be deferred to the next examination opportunity of the module which has been affected.

No other opportunities will be granted to students after their second opportunity as these students will be requested to re-register for the applicable module.

Result code: 29

This code is described as “disciplinary pending” and occurs when a student is suspected of academic dishonesty.

Unisa recommends that students with this code re-register for the module while the disciplinary process is still pending.

When making any enquiries regarding result codes, Unisa has urged students to only use their myLife email address as they will not attend to any enquiries from other email addresses.

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