What is a final stage supplementary exam?

If you’re a diploma student and have failed one final subject required to obtain your diploma, you may be eligible for a Final Stage Supplementary Exam. You’ll be referred to your Program Manager to be considered for this exam. It’s a ‘second chance’ exam, intended to give you the best possible opportunity to complete your diploma on time. 

Your eligibility for a Final Stage Supplementary Exam is based on your performance in the subject throughout the semester. The Program Manager's decision on granting this opportunity is final. 

Exam rules

A Final Stage Supplementary Exam will cover the entire semester’s work and the highest grade awarded is a Pass. If an exam is not applicable to the subject, the Subject Coordinator and Program Manager will determine an alternative assessment. 

If you’re granted a Final Stage Supplementary Exam, the exams team will send an email with the details. Please check your UTS email account regularly. 

No other exam arrangements will be made if you miss the Final Stage Supplementary Exam. See Important Dates for dates of the Final Stage Supplementary Exam dates and results. 

When will results be available?

The exams team will send you an email with your results for the Final Stage Supplementary Exam. Please check your UTS email account regularly. 

What to do while waiting for results?

While you’re waiting for your Final Stage Supplementary Exam results, please re-enrol to complete the subject again in the following semester. A late enrolment fee won’t apply in this case. 

If you’ve qualified for an exam but would like to appeal against your original result, you must still sit for the Final Stage Supplementary Exam. 

If you pass your Final Stage Supplementary Exam, you’ll need to ‘un-enrol’ from that subject, as you will have completed all requirements for your Diploma. 

If you’re overseas and can’t attend the exam, you must contact exams@utscollege.edu.au as soon as possible. UTS may not offer any late result submissions from UTS College for the upcoming UTS intake. 

Who to contact for help and advice

Please contact exams@utscollege.edu.au if you have any questions about special exams. 

For more advice, your Student Success Advisers are here to help.