FAQ - Special Consideration
Your unit's Chief Examiner, lecturer or tutor will decide the outcome of your application.
The Education Management Office approves this form - this form must be submitted 2 working days from the day of the student’s last exam (this is not necessarily the last day of exams as listed in the Principal Dates).
If it is a medical reason, it would require a written letter from the doctor and an MC for the day of the exam that the student is applying Special Consideration for. If it is a death, the student has to provide the death certificate together with the application form. Depending on the reason, the EMO staff has the right to request for additional supporting documentation to better assess the application form.
If you can't complete a final assessment (exam) or other assessment due to exceptional circumstances, you can apply for another chance through special consideration.
Approval of your special consideration application is not guaranteed. When it's granted, you won't receive a mark adjustment.
If you complete the assessment, you won't be eligible to apply for special consideration.
A successful application may result in one of the following outcomes:
a. an extension to a submission date
b. an alternative and equivalent form of assessment
c. a deferred final assessment.
Final assessments (exams)
Before the assessment
You can apply for early approval of a deferred assessment up until five University working days before your final assessment.
On the day of the assessment
If you can't attend your final assessment, you must apply within two University working days of your last assessment.
Inform the assessment supervisor and they'll advise an appropriate course of action. We recommend you try to finish your assessment if you're able, because in most circumstances, if you turn up and have seen and/or attempted to answer the assessment questions, you won't be eligible for a deferred assessment.
The evidence you need to provide to support your special consideration application will depend on your circumstances.
For full details of acceptable documentation, see supporting documents.
Final assessments (exams)
We'll email you the outcome within two working days of submitting your application.
If successful, you'll be given a deferred assessment and your interim grade for the unit will be DEF (deferred assessment has been granted).
If unsuccessful, you'll be advised to attend your final assessment.
All other assessments
We'll email you the outcome within five working days of submitting your application.