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Replacement Examinations & Additional Assessment (R/AA)

Modified Arrangements may be provided to a student in the event that their capacity to demonstrate their true level of competence in an assignment or examination was, is or will be significantly impaired as a result of medical, compassionate or extenuating circumstances. Schools may offer students another alternative form of assessment, instead of an exam.

Students are not entitled to sit an exam at another time (e.g if there is planned vacation or special personal event) and are not entitled to any other concession. Students are advised to speak to their school or faculty if this situation occurs.

Where an injury or illness prevents a coursework student's ability to demonstrate their true level of competence in a set assessment task or significantly impairs their preparation or attendance at an exam.

The University does not consider the following to be a significant impairment:

1. Minor ailments including, but not limited to colds, minor respiratory infections, minor gastric upsets, menstrual irregularities, headaches and stress or anxiety normally associated with study.

2. Ongoing medical conditions that are currently being managed unless there has been an exacerbation of that condition.

Before the Primary Examination

Students with an illness and/or exceptional personal circumstances must submit their application for R/AA to their School or Faculty no later than 3 business days before the primary exam (see Section 7. Applying for a Modified Arrangement, Modified Arrangements for Coursework Assessment Policy).

During the Primary Examination

Students who become ill on the way to or during the exam must notify an exam supervisor at the venue and apply for a replacement exam within 3 business days of the date of the primary exam.

Application Forms

To download the relevant Modified Arrangements for Coursework Assessment (MACA) application form, please visit the Modified Arrangements for Coursework Assessment Policy page.

Where exceptional personal circumstances prevent a coursework students ability to demonstrate their true level of competence in a set assessment task or significantly impairs their preparation for or performance at an exam.

Before the Primary Examination

Students with an illness and/or exceptional personal circumstances must submit their application for an R/AA to their School or Faculty no later than 3 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.

Students are not entitled to sit an exam at another time, and are not entitled to any other concession. If a scheduled exam conflicts with a planned vacation or special personal event (eg. travel, weddings, etc.) students may consult with their School or Faculty to discuss options

During the Primary Examination

Students who experience exceptional personal circumstances on the way to or during the exam must notify an exam supervisor at the venue and apply for a replacement exam within 3 business days of the date of the primary exam.

Application Forms

To download the relevant Modified Arrangements for Coursework Assessment (MACA) application form, please visit the Modified Arrangements for Coursework Assessment Policy page.

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.

Complete the 'Application for Additional Assesment' MACA form, which can be found via the MACA link below, and lodge it with your School within 3 business days of the official release of the University results.

Application Forms

To download the relevant Modified Arrangements for Coursework Assessment (MACA) application form, please visit the Modified Arrangements for Coursework Assessment Policy page.

Where a student's final result is in the range of 45-49, an academic area may choose to offer Additional Assessment. This may take the form of an exam or other task as advised by the academic area.

You cannot apply for Additional Assessment. Academic areas will advise students if they have been granted Additional Assessment.

Please read the below information if one of these extenuating circumstances applies to you at the time of exams:

  • Clash

    Students who are enrolled in 2 courses with both exams or tests scheduled at the same time, or enrolled in another recognised institution with exams that clash with the University of Adelaide exams should apply for Alternative Examination Arrangements - Extenuating Circumstances via the MACA link below.

    Students must provide evidence of their clash by providing a copy of  their personalised exam timetable. Clash does not include timetabling conflicts with Winter School or other events. Students will sit both exams on the scheduled date and will be supervised all day.

  • Elite Athletes

    Students who are registered as an Elite Athlete at the University of Adelaide, may apply for a Replacement Examination or Assessment Extension - Extenuating Circumstances via the MACA link below.

    Generally, these students will be supervised by a Senior Representative of the relevant sporting organisation. This supervisor MUST NOT be a family member or direct team member and are required to complete and sign the 'Off Campus Examination Invigilator Nomination Form' below.

  • Religious Obligations

    Students whose religious obligations prevents them from sitting exams as scheduled may apply for a Replacement Examination or Assessment Extension - Extenuating Circumstances via the MACA link below.

    Students must obtain a letter from their leader of a recognised religion showing why the extension/exam is necessary. If the exam is to be held off campus the leader of a recognised religion is required to complete and sign a of the 'Off Campus Examination Invigilator Nomination Form' below.

  • Military Service

    Students who are required to participate in official Military duties, which prevents them from sitting their exams as scheduled, may apply for Replacement Examination or Assessment Extension - Extenuating Circumstances via the MACA link below.


    Students must obtain an official letter from their supervising Military Officer showing why an extension/exam is necessary. The exam may be deferred to the Replacement exam period or sat off campus at an agreed time and location. If the exam is to be held off campus the supervising Military Officer is required to complete and sign the 'Off Campus Examination Invigilator Nomination Form' below.

  • Representing University, State or Nation at Significant Sporting/Cultural Event
    Students who are representing the University, State or Nation at a significant sporting or cultural event, which prevents them from sitting their exams as scheduled, may apply for a Replacement Examination or Assessment Extension - Extenuating Circumstances via the MACA link below.

    Students must obtain an official letter from a senior representative from the event showing why an extension/exam is necessary. The exam may be deferred to the Replacement exam period or sat off campus at an agreed time and location. If the exam is to be held off campus a senior representative is required to complete and sign the 'Off Campus Examination Invigilator Nomination Form' below.

Application Forms

To download the relevant Modified Arrangements for Coursework Assessment (MACA) application form, please visit the Modified Arrangements for Coursework Assessment Policy page.

If you require your exam to be held off campus, please download the Off Campus Examination Supervisor Nomination Form pdf


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THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
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Contact

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examinations@adelaide.edu.au