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Exams and Assessment

Your assessments may include participation in online discussion boards, assignments, and online exams (sometimes physical exams are conducted in a location close to you). Your assessment will vary for each subject and will be listed in your Subject Outline in LearnJCU.

Assignment submission procedures are set out on a subject-by-subject basis, so you will need to check the instructions in your Subject Outline for each subject. Most written assignments require a standard cover sheet and to be submitted via SafeAssign in LearnJCU. Other subjects may also require a submission via email to your lecturer.

If exams form part of your assessment, arrangements will be made for you to sit exams off-campus according to your semester address on eStudent. Advice will be sent 2-3 weeks prior to the exam period and you will be given contact details for the venue. External students living in Townsville or Cairns and Study Centre students will undertake their exams at their local campus, and you can check exam timetables in StudentsOnline.

It is important to ensure that your address is up-to-date so that appropriate arrangements can be made. If your address changes after census date you will need to contact the Flexible Delivery Exams Officer immediately (email See Exams and Results for more information about exams for external students.

The Learning Centre website also provides tips on how to prepare for exams, including active study strategies, and how to minimise exam stress.