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Examinations Office
Room 553, Wills Building
North Terrace Campus
THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
SA 5005
AUSTRALIA
Email

Phone: +61 8 8313 5209

Replacement/ Additional Assessment (formerly supplementary) Exams

Your School or Faculty will advise you if you have been offered a replacement/ additional assessment (R/AA).

CURRENT EXAMINATION TIMETABLE

** Ensure that you view web exam timetable closer to the exam dates to check for venue changes **

Modified Arrangement and Coursework Assessment (formerly supp exams) venues are on campus, eg. Bonython Hall, Schulz Building, Engineering Building.

Summer R/AA will all be conducted In-Department. Consult your school or faculty for details.

Students sitting under AEA (alternative exam arrangements) for R/AA must advise the Exams Office. The venue for Alternative Exams is Lower Ground Napier. Venues off campus, will be confirmed when students contact the Exams Office.

R/AA are offered to provide an opportunity for students whose academic performance was impaired by circumstances beyond their control in the primary examinations. Schools may offer students another alternative form of assessment, instead of an exam. Schools and Faculties will inform students of their policy on R/AA at the commencement of each course.

As a general rule, the University does not consider minor ailments such as colds and respiratory infections as grounds for being certified unfit to sit an exam. Students are encouraged to sit the primary examination. There is no guarantee that a R/AA will be offered. Students who have a medical condition of a temporary or permanent nature may be able to complete their examination under Alternative Exam Arrangements.

Before the primary exam: Students with an illness and/or exceptional personal circumstances must submit their application for R/AA to their School or Faculty no later than 5 business days after the occurrence of the condition, illness and/or exceptional personal circumstances, which form the grounds on which their application is made, regardless of the date of the primary exam.

During the exam: Students with an illness and/or exceptional personal circumstances on the day of the primary exam must notify an exam supervisor at the venue and apply for R/AA within 5 business days of the date of the primary exam.

R/AA is discretionary. Students are encouraged to attend the primary exam wherever possible, as there can be no guarantee that a R/AA will be offered.

The University may grant R/AA on the following grounds:

 

Grounds Scope Application forms

Medical

Where an illness or injury prevents a student attending an examination or significantly impairs their preparation for or performance at an examination.

 

Replacement Exam Application

Compassionate

Where exceptional personal circumstances prevent a student attending an examination or significantly impair their preparation for or performance at an examination.

 

Replacement Exam Application

Last Course

 

Where a student has failed in only one final full-year or one final semester course that could complete his or her program for a degree.

 

Additional Exam Application

Academic

Where a student’s final result is in the range of 45-49, an academic area may choose to offer a R/AA examination.

You cannot apply for an Additional Academic Exam. Schools will advise students if they have been granted an additional exam on academic grounds.

 

 

All applications for R/AA must be completed on the official application forms (to be reviewed and new nomenclature adopted) and be accompanied by credible supporting documentation (evidence) when lodged with the relevant School or Faculty. Medical certificates must clearly indicate the applicable period. Generally, the University does not consider minor ailments such as colds and respiratory infections as grounds for being certified unfit to sit an exam.

Students who fail to attend an exam because they misread the timetable, or accepted incorrect information from another person, are not entitled to sit the exam at another time or to any other concession. If illness, injury or personal circumstances prevented you from attending your R/AA exam, you should consult your School or Faculty for advice as soon as possible.

The results of R/AA offered on medical and/or compassionate grounds will be classified using the normal grading system. However, If you completed the primary exam, and then had a R/AA, your existing mark for the primary exam will be replaced by the mark of the R/AA, regardless of whether the latter is higher or lower.

The results of R/AA offered on academic grounds will not be graded above the level of 50 Pass. Where a R/AA on academic grounds produces an overall result that is different from the primary result, the better of the two results will apply.

All students will receive a single final result for each course, whether or not a R/AA was necessary to achieve that result. No indication of the R/AA will appear on your official academic transcript.

Students are advised to refer to the Modified Arrangement and Coursework Assessment for more information.