About Supplementary Exams
Exams are held in supplementary exam periods for students falling into two categories:
- those who have had a supplementary exam approved as a result of an Academic Consideration application in SOLS, and
- those who failed a subject, but were close to passing, and who have received and accepted an offer of a Supplementary Assessment.
Most supplementary exams will be conducted by the Academic Registrar's Division (ARD), but some will be conducted by the academic unit.
Students studying with the Sydney Business School or the Graduate School of Medicine should contact the Schools directly for more information about supplementary exams.
Supplementary exams will be held during the supplementary exam periods. Details are available in the Exam Dates section of this site.
ARD will publish a final exam timetable at least three (3) working days before the supplementary exam period. Release dates are available in the Exam Timetable section of this site.
You will normally receive SOLS mail advice from ARD when the timetable is available, however it is your responsibility to be aware of timetable release dates and to check your timetable.
The timetable will be made available in a personalised exam format in SOLS, similar to that of end-of-session exams.
If your supplementary exam does not appear on the timetable you should contact ARD immediately. You will NOT be admitted to sit an exam for which you are not correctly registered.
If you are unable to attend your supplementary exam at the scheduled time as a result of illness or other circumstances beyond your control, you should notify your subject coordinator that you will not be attending your exam. In most cases the subject coordinator WILL NOT grant you a re-scheduled supplementary exam.
It will not be possible to lodge an academic consideration application on SOLS since the session will be closed. If you have documentary evidence to support your non-attendance in the supplementary exam you should forward this directly to the subject coordinator with a written explanation. Your subject coordinator may, with this evidence, take into account the circumstances of your non-attendance at the final and supplementary exams when your final marks are awarded.
If you sit for a supplementary exam in your final session of study you will not be able to graudate in the ceremonies immediately following the session. Supplementary exams are generally held in the same week as the graduation ceremonies and final subject results will not have been finalised in time to permit you to graduate.
Subject results will be withheld until the subject coordinator has completed marking the supplementary exam papers and submitted the new mark and grade for release. Note that there is no official release date for supplementary results. The result release process for supplementary assessment can take up to three (3) weeks after the supplementary exam period. Once the process is complete the new mark and grade will be available on SOLS.
If you are concerned that there has been a delay beyond three (3) weeks you should contact your subject coordinator in the first instance. Student Central can also assist with enquiries regarding release of subject results.