An academic transcript is an official document signed by the University Registrar which states your course, subjects and results, completion date and conferral date. A digital copy of your academic transcript will be provided soon after you complete your award. Once your award is completed it will be put forward for University Conferral and your digital documents will be issued.
If you’re continuing your enrolled course and require a digital academic transcript to track your progression, you can order and pay for a digital transcript online anytime. Digital transcripts ordered online are available within 24 hours through My eQuals.
Before you order, please check My Results and result release dates. Official transcripts only display results that have been officially released at the time of ordering.
If you’re an international student and need confirmation that your course has been completed, your digital documents can be used as evidence of completion. Alternatively, if you require a letter of completion, submit a letter of completion request.
Grade Point Average (GPA)
What is a GPA?
A simple numerical index summarising your academic performance in a course in:
- a single teaching period or
- over a year or
- for the duration of your enrolment in a course.
It’s based on the relative size of units, measured by:
- student contact hours (for vocational education students, diploma and above)
- credit points (for higher education students).
GPA is not used in units with competency-based grading or grades that do not have marks.
What is a GPA used for?
A GPA can be among criteria for a study offer, for identifying candidates for academic prizes or as a measure when applying for a job or another university place.
The two main GPA scales are the 4-point and 7-point scale, which differ by the grade points allocated but share the same calculation method.
Swinburne has used the 4-point scale since 2014. If you have one, your GPA is displayed with your results and also appears on your academic transcript.
How is your GPA calculated?
For higher education, the GPA is calculated using the following formula:
Total grade points divided by the total credit points = Grade Point Average.
GPA = 175/100 = 1.75 (4 point scale)