When you submit an application for special consideration in exam marking, or an application to seek approval to sit a deferred exam, you are requesting the University to:
make special allowances for the circumstances you have outlined, and
to give you an opportunity that other students sitting the final exam won’t have.
The University must balance your request with its obligation to ensure that methods of assessment are equitable for all students enrolled in a subject.
For this reason, the University will only consider your application if it clearly shows:
the reasons why you are applying
the grounds (medical, psychological, compassionate or Defence Force obligations) for the University to consider your application and
documented evidence to support your case.
In assessing your application, the college and division will take into account:
the severity of the unexpected circumstance and the impact on your performance
the nature of the assessment in which your performance was affected
your academic performance in other elements of the subject
any relevant university rules.
For information about the different application grounds and evidence required, refer to these pages: