A candidate who reports late or misses an examination as the result of a genuine mistake about the scheduled time of the examination may be considered for a Special Pass.
How to apply for a Special Pass
To be considered you must, within 72 hours (excluding weekends and statutory holidays) from the starting time of the missed examination:
- Report to the Examinations Control Room KF3, Kirkwood Village (open 8am - 6pm throughout the exam period) or contact the Examination Arrangements Senior Co-ordinator.
- Submit a completed statutory declaration outlining your situation to the Associate Registrar, Records, Examinations, Graduation and Scholarships.
- Report to the Head of Department/School which set the examination paper.
Please contact the Examination Arrangements Senior Co-ordinator for further information.
Gaining a Special Pass
If the Head of Department/School is satisfied that the candidate's work in the course and results in other courses is substantially above minimum pass standard, the student may be recommended for a Special Pass.
To assist in coming to a decision, a Head of Department/School may require the candidate to take a special test or examination.
A candidate may be given only one Special Pass while at the University of Canterbury.