Results publication: advice for students

How to see your results

You can access your results for externally assessed standards from late January through your Student Login. If you're new to NCEA, you need to create an account on the Login Options page.

Understanding your results online

Before seeing your NCEA results page for the first time, check out the layout of the results screen.

Each standard can have a range of results including "N" for not achieved, "A" for achieved, "M" for achieved with merit, or "E" for achieved with excellence. The result codes that can appear are as follows:

N - Not achieved A - Achieved M - Achieved with merit E - Achieved with excellence
ABS - Absent SNA - Standard not assessed RNA - Result not available

All "9xxxx" series numbers refer to achievement standards and all other reference numbers are unit standards.

As some standards can't be awarded all of these results, the result code is shown in bold where a student has achieved the maximum possible result for that standard.

Accessing your marked NCEA and NZ Scholarship exams

Your marked NCEA exams and NCEA Level 3 Visual Arts Results Card will be available online from 31 January until 30 June. Use your Student Login to access these exams.

Please check that you have a marked exam (either a scanned booklet or a digital exam), for all the externally assessed NCEA standards you attempted. 

If you sat NZ Scholarship Media Studies online, you can also access your marked digital exam from your Student Login.

For detailed information see Return of Examination Material.

What to do if you think there is a problem with your results

If you have concerns about your results, you should contact your school to discuss any results for internally assessed standards or externally assessed portfolios.

For other externally assessed standards, please wait until you have viewed your marked exam so you can check what grade score has been recorded by the marker.


You can apply for a review if you think there has been:

  • a processing error in recording your results, or
  • one or more sections of your booklet appear to be unmarked, or
  • there is an issue with your digital or scanned script, or Level 3 Visual Arts Results Card/NZ Scholarship Performance Summary Cards.

Read more about Reviews and reconsiderations.


If you wish to have your exam remarked, you can apply for a reconsideration.

First, you should consult the judgement statement for the standard, which will help you understand how your final result was decided (Note: these will be published shortly after results have been published).

Read more about Reviews and reconsiderations.

Reviews and reconsiderations can take up to six weeks to process. If you are a prospective university student waiting for a review or reconsideration outline, tell the university that you have outstanding reviews or reconsiderations.

Certificates and other result documents

You're entitled to:

  • One free copy of your Record of Achievement and one free copy of your School Result Summary. Read more about these documents on our Results page.
  • One free copy of the printed certificate for a qualification you have achieved (such as NCEA Level 1). However, you must order your free copies - find out more on our Ordering result documents page.  

New Endorsements

If you have been awarded a new endorsement on an NCEA qualification achieved in a previous year, you can request a new certificate.

To order a new certificate with a new endorsement, see our Ordering result documents page.

Certificate or Course Endorsement

Your entries and results page include certificate and/or course endorsement results. For more details, see Endorsements.

For course endorsement, the standards that made up each course were selected by your school and if you have any questions about this you should contact your school

Credit Inclusion

NZQA recognises achievement from some certificates or qualifications that are not directly assessed using New Zealand Qualifications Framework Unit or Achievement standards. This is called Credit Inclusion.  For more information about this, including programmes eligible for inclusion, see Credit Inclusion (Schedule 1, section 7.4).

Results from any of these programmes are not reported with your other results. If you have undertaken such a programme your school can help you to make an application for credit inclusion.

Credits from Credit Inclusion programmes will only be awarded if you require them to complete an NCEA qualification.

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