What are circumstances beyond my control?
These are exceptional circumstances or situations that may:
- Prevent you from completing a course requirement,
- Keep you from attending an assessment,
- Stop you from submitting an assessment,
- Significantly affect your assessment performance.
Available here is a list of circumstances that may be beyond your control. This is only a list of examples, and your exact circumstances may not be listed.
If you need support with an assessment, check available Educational Adjustments before applying for Special Consideration. These adjustments, such as note taking services, assistive technology and classwork support may be more appropriate in some cases.
Special Consideration Application Process
When to apply
You must apply for Special Consideration before the start of your exam or due date for your assessment, except where your circumstances of illness or misadventure stop you from doing so.
If your circumstances stop you from applying before your exam or assessment due date, you must apply within 3 working days of the assessment or the period covered by your supporting documentation.
UNSW has a Fit to Sit/Submit rule, which means that if you sit an exam or submit an assessment, you are declaring yourself fit to do so and cannot later apply for Special Consideration. Read more information on Fit to Sit/Submit below.