Find out about the different codes identifying courses, grades and awarding bodies indicated on transcripts for subjects, institutions and levels attained.
Your potential grades don't just range from an A+ to an E. Find out about the variety of pass and fail grades you may be awarded.
Courses are identified by a four-letter subject code and a three-digit number. The letters represent a subject area, or administrative unit. A full list of subject codes is available on our course and subject code page or in the University Calendar.
The first digit represents the level of the course. The 000-level range is used for pre-degree level courses; 100-level courses are first-year or introductory courses; 200-level and 300-level courses represent advanced level undergraduate courses; Honours and Master’s courses are 400- and 500-level; PhD courses are 600-level and the 800-level range is used for some certificate and diploma courses.
WELL Victoria University of Wellington
AU University of Auckland
AUT Auckland University of Technology
CU University of Canterbury
EU Other tertiary institution
LU Lincoln University
MU Massey University
OU University of Otago
WU University of Waikato
Grade point average (GPA)
A grade point average for Victoria University of Wellington courses is calculated by assigning numbers to grades as set out below, weighting by points values and then dividing the sum by the points total. Different sets of courses may be included depending on the purpose of a particular GPA calculation.
D, E, K, L
Until 1962, all universities in New Zealand were constituent colleges of the University of New Zealand. From 1963 onwards, they’ve been autonomous institutions—but it is still common practice for New Zealand university students to transfer to another university within New Zealand, even while pursuing a degree.
Until 1997, the official academic record of a university student in New Zealand transferred automatically with the student. From 1998, academic records have not been transferred and students are responsible for obtaining a copy of their academic record from each of the universities they have attended.
Victoria University of Wellington adopted a credit system in the 1970s. Prior to this the undergraduate courses were taught in units at Stage I (first year), Stage II (second year) and Stage III (third year). The LLB degree was taught in ‘subjects’ until 1991, after which credit values were shown. From 1998 onwards the University has adopted a points system, with 120 points equating to an average full-time year of study.