If you sit formal exams at the University of Adelaide you must be aware of the following requirements:
- Policies and rules ensure equity and efficiency in our processes. Students should familiarise themselves with their obligations in regards to exams.
- Any breach of the requirements, whether committed intentionally or unintentionally may be regarded as 'misconduct', and dealt with under the University's academic misconduct procedures contained within the Academic Integrity Policy.
- As a general rule, the University does not consider minor ailments such as colds and respiratory infections as grounds for being unfit to sit an exam.
- Please note that while attending exams off-campus, students are expected to comply with University policies and procedures regarding appropriate and respectful behaviour. Students are bound by the Student Misconduct Rules and should there be any reports of disorderly conduct or behaviour, a referral to the Student Miscount Tribunal may occur.
- Students may not enter the exam venue 30 minutes after the scheduled start time without the consent of the Examinations Officer. If you are late for your exam, but arrive before 9:30am (for AM sessions) or 2:00pm (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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org within two weeks of the timetable being published. Applications made outside of this period may not be considered.
- receive confirmation of their arrangements via their student email.
- be required to sit both exams on the same day where possible.
- be permitted to revise between exams.
Materials permitted / not permitted
You are strongly advised not to bring a bag and/or personal items to the exam venue. The University takes no responsibility for any loss or damage to those items.
Students bringing bags into the exam venue may be subject to inspection as you enter the venue. Place all the materials you will need on your desk and put any other materials eg. mobile phones and pencil cases in your closed bag under your seat.
Only bring to an exam those items which you need to undertake the exam.
You must bring to each Examination
- Your valid physical Student ID card or other valid photo identification.
- Digital identification will NOT be permitted.
- If you don't have a card click here for details of how to obtain one.
- Under extenuating circumstances a drivers license or passport may be permitted:
- A small purse or wallet, including keys, money, ID and credit cards
- One clear plastic bottle of clear water, up to 1 litre in size (water is available at the venue)
- A closed bag stored under your seat (The University takes no responsibility for any loss or damage to items brought into the venue)
- Any materials specified by the Course Coordinator
Materials not permitted
You must not bring into the exam venue any material which enables, or has the potential to enable, you or others to cheat or to gain an unfair academic advantage.
Examples of materials which are not permitted include, but are not limited to:
- Writing or other paper
- Any reference material not specified by the Course Coordinator
- Mobile phone and smart watches: You may use your mobile phone to locate your allocated seat in your MyAdelaide account, however once seated your phone/watch must be switched off and stored in your closed bag under your seat. If a mobile phone is found switched on in your possession during the exam it will be deemed as a breach of the policy and will be held as unauthorised material.This may result in the matter being referred to the Head of School for further action in accordance with the academic misconduct procedures.
- Other electronic devices including: mobile phones, smart watches, headphones, dictionaries, organisers, laptop computers unless specified by the Course Coordinator.
- Any drinks other than clear water in a clear plastic container.
An exam supervisor will confiscate any unauthorised material brought into an exam venue. Being in possession of such material during an exam constitutes a breach of the academic integrity policy and will be dealt with according to the relevant principles.
Materials not to be removed
You must not remove any materials issued for use in the exam. All such materials remain the property of the University, whether they were used or not. These include, but not limited to, completed scripts, ripped out pages, blank answer books, question papers, examination questions, drawing paper and scribble paper.
Exam Venues - Bonython, Napier, Ingkarni Wardi
Please refer to the North Terrace campus map for further information.
The main venue for Summer School and Winter School exams and replacement exams.
For students who have organised to sit under Alternative Exam Arrangements (AEA), the location of these exams will be Lower Ground, Napier Building. Students may sit their exams in number of other venues on campus or at an agreed location off-campus.
Students approved to use computers during primary exams (Semester 1 and Semester 2) will have their exams held in the Ingkarni Wardi Building.
Please check with your Course Coordinator for venue details.
Alternative Examination Arrangements (AEA)