Once the timetable is released and you notice you have two or more exams at the same time, complete an assessment task extension or replacement examination due to extenuating circumstances application form and lodge it no later than three (3) business days after the official examination timetable is posted at either Ask Adelaide, Level 3 Hub Central or via email with the Examinations Office (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The exams office will contact you via email with your change of exam times and venues.
5 weeks prior to official start date of exam period.
Results will be released as lecturers have marked exam papers. All results should be released by 10 days after the last day of the official exam period.
At the examination
During the official 10 minute reading time you may make notes on the scribble paper provided, but you must not write on the answer book or on the question paper if it makes up a part of your exam.
No. Mobile phones must be switched off and stored in your bag, not in your pockets. If you are found to have a phone on you, your supervisor will confiscate it until the end of the exam. Clocks will be placed around the venue to assist you with monitoring your time.
Not unless these items are authorised by your lecturer. Being in possession of unauthorised material during an examination constitutes a breach of the University's academic honesty policy and will be dealt with according to the relevant principles outlined therein.
All students are required to place current photo ID on the top right corner of their desk - this can be your student ID, driver's licence or passport. If you are unable to present any form of current photo ID, your photograph will be taken and compared with your photo on the University student system.
Remain seated and raise your hand. A supervisor will issue you a toilet pass to place around your neck. Limited number of students may use the facilities at any one time; toilet monitors will be in place to supervise students whilst outside of the exam venue.
The University advises all students to make themselves available for the duration of all official examination periods.
Should you fall ill on the day of your exam you are required to visit your doctor and apply for replacement/additional assessment through your school.
- Refer to the Wayville seating plan. There are approximately 2,500 students sitting exams in each session. Allocated Seating - refer signs on outside wall for specific seat.
- An announcement 10 minutes prior to the start of the exams to enter venue. Listen carefully to the instructions. Any unauthorised materials can be surrendered at the entrance.
- Move quickly and quietly to your allocated seat within the block for your exam.
- Authorised materials must be placed on the desk and any bags must be placed on the floor under your seat. One clear bottle of water up to one litre in size.
- Check the front page of the exam paper to confirm that it is the correct paper. Do not read the exam paper.
- If you wish to speak to a supervisor, remain seated and raise your hand.
- Complete the attendance slip on one answer book, tear off and place with photo ID on the top right-hand corner of your desk.
- Complete the rest of the details on the cover of the answer books. Do not complete more than one attendance slip.
- During the course of the exam, supervisors will check photo ID and other authorised materials.
- Listen to all announcements from the Chief Supervisor.
- Your examiner may be present during reading time. Raise your hand if you have any questions about the instructions or requirements for the exam.
- If your supervisor is unable to get clarification for a question, state your assumption in your answer book and answer accordingly.
- If you finish your exam early, raise your hand. The supervisor will collect your exam materials and may permit you to leave.
- No students will be permitted to leave before the first 40 minutes or during the last 10 minutes of their exam. You must remain seated for the duration.
- Please leave the venue quietly, as other students may still be completing their exam. No talking until you are outside of the venue.
- In the event of an emergency at the venue (fire, electrical faults, etc.) remain seated. Listen to instructions from the supervisor. If the venue is to be evacuated, leave quickly and quietly, taking all personal belongings with you. Do not remove any examination materials.
Student support services
The University offers counselling support for students in relation to issues that are affecting study.
- Professional counsellors are available to help you resolve difficulties.
- The service is free and confidential.
- The Service also provides a telephone counselling service on 8313 5663.
A number of self-help resources are available online, including information about managing exam stress, study tips, sleeping better and time management.
The University provides a range of services to students, this may include adjustments to the standard teaching and/or assessment processes including examinations.
To access these services you need to provide written verification of your disability or medical condition to a disability advisors.
The University encourages feedback on all aspects of University life. It recognises students' rights to express dissatisfaction or make complaints about services provided by the University, and monitors the nature, progress and outcome of complaints. Complaints, comments and expressions of concern are analysed to identify problems and improve academic and other services.
Positive feedback is also welcome. Please email your comments directly to email@example.com
Modified arrangements for exams
Lodge your form at the faculty office of the program you are enrolled in.
At least 3 business days before the primary exam. The University will normally notify you of the outcome via email within 3 business days of receipt of your application.
If you become ill during your primary exam, you must notify the invigilator and leave the exam before 50% of the duration has passed. The application form must then be taken to a medical practitioner.
- Exams will be held on campus in Bonython Hall and various other venues on campus.
- Details to be provided in Access Adelaide or on our current year timetables page.
- Coursework assessments will be arranged in department.
You will need to complete the appropriate form and lodge it with your faculty office as per the instructions on the form.
Where, in the opinion of the decision-maker, exceptional medical or compassionate circumstances arise after a student is granted a modified arrangement for assessment, or exceptional extenuating circumstances cause a conflict with the modified arrangement, the student may apply for a further modified arrangement.
Refer to the modified arrangements for coursework assessment policy.