1. Overview

Deferred examinations are available for mid-semester and end-of-semester exams, whether the exam is written, theory-based, practical, or online.

Note: Deferred examination requests should NOT be used to apply for an extension to the due date for submission of assignments.

Mid-semester exam requests - those held during scheduled classes within the teaching weeks, or at any time other than during the University's end of semester exam block periods.

End of semester requests - those held during the University's designated end of semester exam periods (block periods in February, June and November).

You can apply for a deferred exam:

  • if there are exceptional or unavoidable circumstances, or
  • as a one-off discretionary request.

All deferred exam requests must be submitted no later than 5 calendar days after the date of the original exam.

If your application is successful you can sit your exam at a scheduled later date.

For more information about deferred examinations, read the Examinations Procedures.

If you have an existing or long-term medical condition, we encourage you to seek advice from your faculty, school or Student Services well before your exam and before submitting any deferred examination applications.