Eligibility Criteria

Special consideration is specifically intended to support students who experience circumstances that are:

  • Unforeseen and adverse
  • Short-term or immediate impact

If granted you may be given an extension, removal of late penalty, an alternative assessment, a rescheduled assessment or deferred final assessment. More information can be found on Possible outcomes


You can request short extensions of up to five days to submit an assessment task.

For longer extensions you will need to apply for special consideration

Some circumstances are not handled via Special Consideration. To find out about other support services for assessments and exams please visit the Problems with assessments and exams website.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Able to provide documentation to support your exceptional circumstances
  • Submit your application anytime before and up to 5 days after the due date of your assessment/examination.

We can hold your application for up to five business days and if supporting documentation is not provided within this timeframe, your application will be cancelled. Please indicate in your application when you expect to be able to supply your supporting documentation.

Use the Eligibility questionnaire to check if you are eligible for special consideration.