If you are unable to attend an exam at the scheduled time due to extenuating circumstances/circumstances beyond your control, you may apply for a deferred exam.
Deferred exams are granted in exceptional circumstances such as severe medical conditions or family or personal trauma.
You will need to attach original or certified copies of appropriate documents with your application, such as a medical certificate, counseling certificate, death notice or statutory declaration.
Forms must be submitted no later than five days after your scheduled examination.
The Head of School has the right to decline an application (whether or not the examiner is willing to set another paper) if he considers the reasons are less than exceptional.
Please note: misreading the exam timetable, claiming travel bookings are made or leaving on a holiday prior to the completion of the exam period are not justifiable reasons for a deferred exam.
Finding out if your application is successful
The Faculty Assessment Committee is responsible for approving deferred exams. You will be notified of the outcome of your application when results are officially released. If you have been granted a deferred exam this will appear as ED on your subject results.
Contact the Student Centre. See also Special Consideration, Supplementary, Deferred and Special Examinations Requirements policy.