Your Formal Examinations 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 within the specified timeframes as per your Formal Exam Schedule. 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 exams will normally be held in the next Deferred and Supplementary Formal Examination Period. Check the dates of these Periods on the Academic Calendar and Important Dates.