Examination Timetable Release Dates

This page provides you with the exam timetable dates plus useful information about exam sessions, scheduling and exam clashes

If you are due to sit an exam, you are responsible for reading your timetable in Access Adelaide carefully and checking it on a regular basis. Misreading the exam timetable and failing to attend will not constitute sufficient grounds to apply for a replacement exam. Please see exam rules and regulations for more information.

Staff can access the timetable under the Information For Staff - Current Year Timetable.

 

                     Examination periods 2020
Semester Exam period Timetable
Semester 1 20 June - 4 July Available in Access Adelaide May 15
Semester 1 replacement / additional assessment 20 - 25 July Available in Access Adelaide June 22
Semester 2 7 - 21 November Available in Access Adelaide October 2
Semester 2 replacement / additional assessment 9 - 15 December Available in Access Adelaide November 11
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  • Trimester examinations

    Examination periods 2020
    Trimester Exam period Timetable
    Trimester 1 7 - 9 May Available in Access Adelaide April 9
    Trimester 1 replacement / additional assessment 23 May Available in Access Adelaide May 18
    Trimester 2 27 - 29 August Available in Access Adelaide August 6
    Trimester 2 replacement / additional assessment 12 September Available in Access Adelaide September 7
    Trimester 3 3 - 5 December Available in Access Adelaide November 5
    Trimester 3 replacement / additional assessment 19 December Available in Access Adelaide December 14
  • Summer and Winter examinations

    Examination periods 2020
    Semester Exam period Timetable
    Summer 17 - 21 February Available in Access Adelaide January 31
    Summer replacement / additional assessment 4 - 7 March Available in Access Adelaide February 24
    Winter 23 - 25 July Available in Access Adelaide July 10
    Winter replacement / additional assessment 8 August Available in Access Adelaide August 4
  • Quadterm examinations

    Examination periods 2019
    Quadterm Exam period Timetable
    Term 4 - 2019 17 - 21 February Available in Access Adelaide January 31 2020
    Term 4 - 2019 replacement / additional assessment 4 - 7 March Available in Access Adelaide February 24 2020
  • Examination sessions

    Exams will be scheduled either in the morning or afternoon. Make sure that you arrive on time:

    • Morning session starts at 9:20am
    • Afternoon session starts at 1:50pm

    The doors will open at approximately 9.10am and 1.40pm you will then be permitted to enter the exam venue.

    Reading time (10 minutes) officially commences at 9.20am and 1.50pm (however you should observe recommended reading times on the exam paper, as some exams may recommend a longer reading time).

    Writing time commences at 9.30am and 2pm.

    Students may not enter the exam venue 40 minutes after the scheduled start time without the consent of the examinations officer. If you are late for your exam, but arrive before 10:00am (for AM sessions) or 2:30pm (for PM sessions) you will be admitted to the venue. If you arrive after these times, you may not be permitted to enter the venue, and should consult your school or faculty for advice.

  • Examination scheduling

    Primary exams are scheduled over a two-week period with two sessions per day. For maximum efficiency and equity, exam scheduling software is used to set the timetable.

    Where possible exams are scheduled to ensure the minimum number of students have two exams in one day. Students can select from a wide range of courses, so it is not possible to schedule exams to ensure that all students do not have exams on consecutive days.

  • Clashing examinations

    If your timetable requires you to sit two or more of your exams at the same time, or you have one exam on-campus and one off-campus on the same day, you may be eligible for extenuating circumstances arrangements.

    You must complete the application form for assessment task extension or replacement examination due to extenuating circumstances and email it to examinations@adelaide.edu.au within two weeks of the timetable being published. Applications made outside of this period may not be considered.

    Students will:

    • receive confirmation of their arrangements via their student email
    • be required to sit both exams on the same day and be supervised all day
    • be permitted to revise between exams
    • need to bring their own lunch as they will not be permitted to leave the exam venue for any purpose until the completion of the second exam.  

    Any student from Roseworthy or Waite campus with clashing exams should complete the above application form and lodge it to their faculty office without delay.