Special Consideration

Special Consideration allows an examiner to take extenuating circumstances into account when marking assessment. This does not include extensions for assessment (you must write to your Course Convener if you want one). You must submit the application within 3 business days of the due date unless extenuating circumstances prevent you from doing so.

This applies to extenuating circumstances that a unforeseeable and unavoidable. This includes, unexpected illness or worsening of an existing illness, trauma, being a victim of a crime (including sexual assault/harassment), or bereavement.

If an incident occurs during examination, invigilators will write an incident report that a student later applying for special consideration may request to be included with their application. Other supporting documentation will also be required.

The application is submitted through ISIS. If you experience technical difficulties through ISIS, you can seek assistance from ANU Student Central. Your course convenor, and ANU Academic College, may also be able to assist you if you have difficulties completing the application.

You will not be notified of an outcome of your application. Your grades will be automatically adjusted at the conveners discretion. Supplementary assessment may be granted in certain severe cases.

Special consideration can be granted to recent victims of sexual assault, and those suffering from a recent exacerbation of trauma relating to sexual assault. Supporting documents are required by the university. These can include letters of support from ANU staff, certificates from health professionals who can attest to your condition at the time claimed, and police reports. If due to your circumstance you did not attend your assessment, you will have to apply for a deferred examination. If you need assistance, you can contact the Women’s Officer, Laura Perkov or the ANUSA Vice President, Tess Masters for assistance.

For specific matters relating to your extenuating circumstances, you can contact department officers (including Women’s Officer, Ethnocultural Officer, Indigenous Officer, Queer Officer, Disabilities Officer and International Student’s Officer) and the ANUSA Vice President.

For a broad guide on this process consult the link here.

For a detailed resource on how to submit the application through ISIS consult this pdf.