What are Special Exams and who are they for?

If you are unable to attend the final exam due to illness, accident or religious commitment you may be eligible for a special exam.

Misreading or misunderstanding the exam timetable is not an acceptable reason for missing your exam.

If you have experienced serious illness or if a traumatic incident that has affected your performance in an assessment or exam, you can apply for Special Consideration.

How to apply

Please download the Request for Special Exam form and completed all sections. You will also need to supply the following types documents to support your application:

  • If you were ill – a medical certificate issued by a registered medical practitioner, psychologist or counsellor
  • If religious commitments prevent you from attending – a support document from a minister of religion
  • If the circumstances were beyond your control, for example car accident – clearly document documents such as a police report.

These documents alone will not be accepted, they need to be submitted with your Request for Special Exam form. If you do not wish to disclose details of illness or circumstances on this form, ask a Study Success Adviser to keep the documentation in a confidential file.

If you are requesting a special exam due to illness you must see a registered medical practitioner, psychologist or counsellor and obtain a medical certificate. This needs to be on the day of your and if you are unable to get an appointment that day, please ask the practitioner to indicate this on the certificate.

You can then submit your request form by emailing to exams@utscollege.edu.au along with all your supporting documents.

Deadline to apply

Your Request for Special Exam form and supporting documents need to be submitted within the timeframe shown below.

Missed Exam Submit application by
Monday Wednesday 5pm
Tuesday Thursday 5pm
Wednesday Friday 5pm
Thursday Following Monday noon (Tuesday Noon if Monday is public holiday)
Friday Following Monday noon (Tuesday Noon if Monday is public holiday)

Your request will be reviewed by Student Administration and UTS College may contact you via your student email if further evidence to support your request is required. Submitting a Request for Special Exam form does not guarantee you a special exam. No other exam arrangements will be made if you miss the special exam. We will advise you of the outcome for a special exam within a week.

Special exam dates and results

Please check your UTS email account regularly after you submit your form as you will be notified by email regarding the Special Exam timetable and results.

Who to contact for help and advice

If you have any questions about special sxams, please contact Student Administration at exams@utscollege.edu.au.

For more advice, you can contact the Study Success Advisers.