Your end of semester exams are key to your study progression. Certain programs require that particular courses be completed before allowing enrolment in subsequent courses. For this reason, you are expected to be available to sit for your exams as scheduled, each semester. Delaying the completion of your exams may unnecessarily extend the duration of your study.
We understand that on occasion there may be special circumstances that prevent you from sitting your exam/s. A deferred exam may be granted if you cannot sit for your exam/s due to reasons out of your control such as:
Further information about special circumstances is available in the Assessment of Special Circumstances Procedure.
How to apply
To apply for a deferred exam, please complete the online Examination Deferral Application, attaching your supporting documentation. You must submit your application and supporting documentation within five (5) University business days of the examination closing date.
When will my deferred exam be scheduled?
If your application is approved, deferred examinations will normally be held in the next Deferred and Supplementary Alternate Assessment Period. Check the dates of these periods on the Academic Calendar and Important Dates.
Students impacted by COVID-19 lockdown
For Semester 3 2021 end of semester exam/s (alternate assessment), a student statement will be considered sufficient evidence for Examination Deferral Applications related to COVID-19 impacts. The statement must outline when the circumstances became known to you and how they affected your ability to sit for your end of semester exam/s. Students who are granted a deferred examination will be required to sit in the Semester 3 2021 Deferred and Supplementary Examination Period: 7 - 11 March 2022.