Special consideration consists of the exercise of academic discretion to provide equitable treatment to students whose performance in an assessment item or items is affected by illness, misadventure or work-related circumstances.
You should only apply for special consideration:
- during a teaching period, where
- performance in an assessment item or items, including examinations, has been affected by extenuating or special circumstances beyond your control.
You do not need to apply for special consideration:
Extension of one week or less
If you are requesting an extension of time of one week or less to submit an assignment you should contact your subject coordinator.
Entirely missed a centrally-conducted examination
If you have entirely missed a centrally-conducted examination you must apply for a special exam.
Experiencing ongoing illnesses or disabilities
If you are experiencing ongoing illnesses or disabilities, contact UTS: Special needs as you may be eligible for alternative assessment arrangements.
Apply for special consideration
The online special consideration tool is now available for all special consideration applications, assessments and exams (centrally conducted and Faculty based).
Find out about the online special consideration application process, including details of how to apply.
Deadlines for lodging special consideration application
Assessment items during semesterForm must be lodged before the due date of the assessment item.
ExaminationsForm must be lodged no later than two working day after the examination. You will not be able to lodge your application prior to the examination.
Late applications may be lodged in exceptional circumstances.
Student and related rules:
8.3 Special consideration of disruption to assessment
2.4 Relevant documentary evidence