If you feel ill on the day of the examination, or have suffered a misadventure and do not feel that you can complete the examination, you should not attempt the examination.
If you have attempted any part of a centrally-conducted exam, you are not eligible for alternative exam and you must apply for special consideration.
These details do not apply to faculty-based exams. If you have missed a faculty-based exam please contact your Student Centre to discuss arrangements.
Alternative examinations applications
You can apply for an alternative exam after you have missed a centrally-conducted exam. It is highly recommended that you apply on the day that you miss your exam. You will have two working days to submit an online application. A copy of the pre-filled application form will be sent to your UTS webmail account.
Once you have registered your missed exam online, please print the form (automatically sent to your UTS account) and take it to a:
- Registered medical practitioner
- UTS Student Counsellor (or other registered counsellor)
Please ensure that one of the three aforementioned authorities completes the Professional Authority form.
Note: Students are required to ensure that their Professional Authority form has been completed accurately and in full, with all mandatory fields completed. The dates specified on your Professional Authority form must cover the date of your missed exam, in order for your application to be assessed.
If you missed an examination because of religious circumstances/obligations (not health-related matters), please supply a letter from a minister of religion on an official letterhead (it is not necessary to fill in the professional authority section). You will still be required to register online and submit the signed Personal Details form.
If you missed an examination because of a breakdown in your travel arrangements that were unforeseen and beyond your control, you must attach appropriate evidence (it is not necessary to fill in the professional authority section) such as a letter from a Station Master, an NRMA docket or a service station account. You will still be required to register online and submit the signed Personal Details form.
Sign, scan (into PDF format) and email the completed form (personal details page and professional authority form/other relevant documentation) to email@example.com, using your UTS webmail account only no later than two working days after your missed exam. Under the relevant UTS rules, communications from email accounts other than your official UTS account may not be accepted.
In your email, please provide:
- your name
- your student ID number
- the subject number of the exam that you missed in the centrally-conducted exam period
You must also keep the original hard copy of your application. SAU Examinations may request to see the original and your application may not be assessed if you cannot produce the original document. Please be sure to check your UTS account regularly as we may require further documentation within a strict deadline.
Disciplinary action may be taken by the university if false and misleading documentation is submitted.
You may not apply for an alternative exam if you:
- attempted any part of a centrally-conducted exam. If you attempt part of a centrally-conducted exam, you may apply for special consideration.
- missed a faculty-based exam. If you miss a faculty-based exam, you should contact your Faculty.
Alternative exams timetable
Once your application is approved, you will get an automated email from firstname.lastname@example.org confirming your application and notifying you of the date from which you can access your alternative examination timetable. To access your alternative exam details please log in to My Student Admin on the date and time that was advised in your approval email.
You will need to attend your alternative exam at the designated date, time and location. Alternative exams are scheduled after the centrally-conducted exam period. If you fail to attend an alternative exam, no further arrangement will be made by SAU Examinations.
University rules regarding alternative exams can be found here: