H. Special Consideration - General Course and Examination Regulations
The following regulations apply to students commencing study within the 2017 academic year. For previously published regulations, refer to the Calendar archive (Academic Services website).
A student may apply for special consideration of assessment items where:
A student may apply for special consideration for a late discontinuation where the student has been prevented from completing the course(s), due to circumstances beyond the student's control or that were not reasonably foreseeable, and was unable to withdraw from the course(s) by the published withdrawal deadline.
Applications must be made to the Records, Examinations and Graduation Office as soon as practicable. It is permitted to consolidate a number of different assessment items on a single application where the justification and evidence are the same.
Applications are first assessed by the Special Consideration Committee to evaluate the grounds of the application. The Records, Examinations and Graduation Office will notify the applicant within five working days of the committee’s decision as to whether the grounds for the application are accepted or declined.
If the grounds for an application are accepted by the Special Consideration Committee, then the application will be further assessed (as below) for academic remedies, which may be subject to conditions and may include penalties where the conditions are not met. Applications under Regulation 1(b) must have a pre-approved remedy from parts (a)-(c) below only.
If the grounds for an application for special consideration for late discontinuation are accepted by the Special Consideration Committee, then the relevant Dean will determine, in consultation with the relevant course coordinator(s), whether to approve late discontinuation. Approval will be determined on the basis of evidence as to the degree to which the student has completed or engaged in the course of study. Notification of the decision will come from the Records, Examinations and Graduation Office.
Appeals of the decision will be made in accordance of with the General Course and Examination Regulations, Regulation O. Appeals and Grievances. However appeals of the decision made by the Special Consideration Committee will in the first instance be to the Academic Appeals Committee.
The implementation of these regulations are specified in the policy “Special Consideration Procedures and Guidelines” in the UC Policy Library, www.canterbury.ac.nz/ucpolicy