STUDENT SUPPORT HOTLINE: THE BIG ISSUE, 15 – 19 MAY 2017; SETs and Specials
So, the trimester is drawing to a close, exams are just around the corner, and you aren’t sure what just hit the fan … but it doesn’t look so good.
Often extenuating and unforeseen circumstances can impede your ability to hand in that final assessment task or even to sit your exam. If this is the case, you can apply for either a Special Extension of Time (SET) or a Special Examination.
Applying for a SET
If you need an extension on your assessment task that stretches out past the commencement of exams (22 May 2017), you can apply for a SET by filling in the following form: https://goo.gl/H6a5sN.
The best way to send the application is via AskUNE, following the instructions located here https://goo.gl/HZTkuh. You can also fax your application to 02 6773 4400 or mail it to ‘Student Administration and Services, UNE NSW 2351’.
Applying for a Special Examination
If you can’t sit your exam this trimester, you may be eligible for a Special Examination. This means you can apply to sit the exam in the next exam period (25 September – 9 October) by filling in the form located here: https://goo.gl/FzRwSR.
Stuff you need to know
- Make sure you read the ‘Information for Applicants’ section on page 2 of either application
- Make sure you get the applications in no later than 5 days after you sit your final exam for that exam period.
- Applications must be accompanied by supporting evidence of the extenuating and unforeseen circumstances.
- Depending on your situation, your documentation could include Doctor’s Certificates, Police Reports, SES reports, a letter from a minister of religion, a solicitor, Head of College (not a tutor), Director of the Oorala Centre, a current treating health professional, psychologist, employer etc. In exceptional circumstances, a statutory declaration may be accepted.
- If you know that there will be a delay in providing the documentation, send the completed application once the documentation is available, along with an explanation for the late submission.
If you need advice on what supporting documentation you might require, you can call the exams unit on 02 6773 2000.