Supplementary Exams

Supplementary exams are managed by the UNSW Exams team, except for AGSM, ADFA, Art & Design and the School of Optometry. Please contact these schools directly for further information.

A supplementary exam may be awarded to students where:

  • illness or misadventure has prevented a student from completing their end of term exam, and their absence can be proven to be beyond their control.
  • a student is in their final term at UNSW and is considered a potential graduand. These students will be awarded a supplementary exam at the discretion of the School.

Students must complete a special consideration application with supporting documentation via the Special Consideration portal.

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.

Note: The supplementary exam timetable can only be finalised once all special consideration applications have been assessed.

For Term 3 2021, students will be notified if their supplementary exam has been approved no later than Friday 17th December.

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

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