Supplementary Exams

Supplementary exams are managed by the UNSW Exams team, excluding AGSM, ADFA, COFA and the School of Optometry, please contact these schools directly for further information.

A supplementary exam may be awarded to students for the following reasons:

  • Illness or misadventure that has prevented a student from completing their end of term exam and their absence can be proven to be beyond their control.
  • Students must complete a special consideration application via the Special Consideration portal under these guidelines and be submitted with supporting documentation.
  • Students who are in their final term at UNSW and are considered a potential graduand, these students will be awarded a supplementary exam at the discretion of the School.
  • Students who may be considered a ‘special’ case by their schools and may be given the ability to sit a supplementary exam.

In all cases, the form of the supplementary assessment need not be identical to the original assessment, but it must assess the same learning outcomes.

Students will be notified of their eligibility for a supplementary exam via UNSW student email only.

It is important that students note that the supplementary exam timetable can only be finalised once all special consideration applications have been assessed.

For Term 3 2019, students will be notified if their supplementary exam has been approved no later than Monday 23 December.

Please familiarize yourself with key exam dates via the Key Dates page