Students with disabilities

If you have a temporary or permanent disability you can apply for special arrangements to be made for your examinations.

Special arrangements may involve:

  • Using a reader and/or writer
  • An extension of time
  • A seating plan
  • Accessible rooms
  • Use of a computer
  • Ergonomic furniture

Any student who requires special arrangements will sit his/her examination in a room allocated for this purpose.

How to apply

Deadlines for applications for special arrangements for 2022 examinations are:

  • Mid-year examinations: Thursday, 26 May
  • End-of-year examinations: Thursday, 13 October

To apply for special arrangements for examinations, you must register with Te Ratonga Whaikaha|Student Accessibility Service.

A letter outlining your arrangements will be sent to your student email address closer to examination time.

For further information, or, if you decide not to or cannot sit under the special conditions arranged contact the Examinations Special Arrangements Co-ordinator in advance as early as possible.

Temporary impairments or temporary medical conditions

If you experience a temporary impairment or temporary medical condition in the lead up to tests/examinations, contact  as soon as you are aware you may need special arrangements. Applications made the day prior to, or day of, a test/examination will generally require a Special Consideration.

Internal assessments

If you require special arrangements for internal assessments, you must register with the Equity & Disability Service. Please see Special Arrangements for Examinations (Te Ratonga Whaikaha|Student Accessibility Service). In addition, you must contact the relevant departmental administrator at least ten working days before each assessment.