What is student academic consideration?
At the University of Wollongong, we understand that life happens. Academic Consideration can help minimise the impact of short-term events that are beyond your control, and which significantly impact your ability to complete an assessment task, affecting your progress in a subject.
Academic Consideration can be considered for a range of assessment items including exams, assignments, presentations and compulsory attendance/participation.
As part of applying for consideration, you can request what kind of assistance you are seeking from the following:
- An extension of time to submit an assessment task
- A deferred assessment task or in session test
- A deferred end of session exam; or
- Consideration of compulsory attendance/participation
The Student Academic Consideration Policy provides further information.
Academic Consideration is not intended to be used for managing the impact of disabilities or long-term/ongoing medical conditions (including psychological conditions). Students in these circumstances are supported by the Office of Student Accessibility and Inclusion.
When to apply?
You must apply for Academic Consideration as soon as possible after the issue occurs.
At a minimum you must apply no later than the due date for an assessment task or before sitting an exam.
If you are hospitalised or experience some other unavoidable circumstance which prevents you from applying on time, you should include evidence of this with your application.
If you become unwell or an extenuating circumstance occurs during an exam (which prevents you from completing the exam) you must notify your exam invigilator immediately.