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Replacement exams

If you have a serious illness, injury or circumstances arise that affect your ability to attend or complete an exam, you may have grounds to apply for special consideration or special arrangements.

If your special consideration or special arrangements application is approved, you may need to sit a replacement exam.

Find out more about special consideration and special arrangements.

Online replacement exams

Replacement exams for end-of-semester exams are centrally managed and generally take place in Week 18. Check our exam dates to confirm. We expect you to be available and prepared to sit your exam on any day during this period. If approved for a replacement exam, we will email you when your replacement exam timetable is available (Monday of Week 18).

With the need to keep students safe and minimise disruption to studies, we've had to move replacement exams online. Find out more about how online exams are working this semester.

Your replacement exam timetable will include the format of each exam. If you have a Live+ (ProctorU) exam scheduled, you will need to schedule your exam ahead of time. Find out how to schedule your Live+ exam.

This timetable is only for centrally-managed exams. If you've been approved for a replacement exam and it's not visible on your timetable, it is being managed by your faculty or school who will contact you with more information.

Issues attending your exam

If you're unable to attend your replacement exam during the formal replacement period then you may re-apply for special consideration.

If illness or misadventure prevents you from attending the replacement exam, or affects your performance in the exam, you can apply for further special consideration.

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Last updated: 24 July 2020

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