EXAMS: Special Extensions of Time, Special Exams + Special Consideration; What they are and how to apply

Published On January 13, 2017 | By Luke | Resources

At this time of the Trimester we always have a bunch of questions about how Specials, SETS etc work, so here goes:

  • Special Consideration means that your circumstances can be taken into account when your examination is marked. This is worth a maximum of three (3) percent of your final grade for the unit.
  • Special Examination is a deferred exam or a chance to re-sit the exam, usually in the following exam period.
  • Special Extension of Time is where you have not been able to complete your assignments or other assessment items (other than formal exams) on time due to illness or other circumstances beyond your control, and you may be eligible for an extension on those grounds.

The Counselling Staff have also prepared a great fact sheet to help.

Source: Ed, Student Support Team (UNE)

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