How to apply

You can apply for Special Consideration on the grounds of a missed test or exam, or for impaired performance.

If you are seeking an extension request please contact your Course Co-ordinator or Academic Administrator in the first instance. A Special Consideration should not be submitted to request an extension.

For assessment items less than 10% please contact your Course Coordinator for advice, as these do not qualify under the Special Consideration Regulations.

Before proceeding with an application, you must read this information: 

Special Consideration Application Forms

If you wish to apply for impairment or absence from a test/exam, please click the following link:

Please note you can now submit multiple course(s) assessment(s) in one application.  Please click the ‘Add new row’ link to add additional course or assessment items.

If you wish to apply to be withdrawn from a course (backdated discontinuation), please click the following link:

For special consideration for late discontinuation, you can list a number of courses on one application.


For ALL special consideration applications supporting documentation MUST be provided. You can start an application for special consideration before obtaining all of the supporting evidence but is recommended that you have your documentation ready with your submission.

If you submit an application all supporting evidence must be submitted within 10 working days of the application being lodged.  If the supporting documentation is not received within 10 working days of the application being submitted, the application will be withdrawn.  If additional documentation is then requested it must be submitted as soon as possible, within 10 working days of the application being submitted (where possible).

Supporting documentation should usually be received prior to the release of results.  Any such documentation received after the release of results may result in the application being declined.

SC Medical Forms

If your application is based on medical grounds, it must be supported with medical evidence from a registered medical practioner.   You will need to submit a SC Medical Form (2023). You must see your medical practitioner within a reasonable timeframe for them to be able to make a diagnosis, and that they are provided with sufficient information regarding the timing of your assessments/exams (as applicable) to enable the medical practioner to provide beneficial supporting documentation.  

Other accepted evidence

If you are submitting an application which is related to a bereavement, appropriate evidence is a death notice from a newspaper or a letter from a medical practioner, funeral director, minister of religion, religious leader, kaumatua or the police.  Please note that where the notice or letter does not indicate the relationship with the deceased to the student, you should include as evidence a letter stating the relationship.  This letter must be supplied by a third party. 

Need more information?

Frances Nash

Special Consideration Coordinator
Matariki Level 2, Nth
Internal Phone: 92391

Heather Couch

Academic Quality and Records Team Leader
Chair, Special Consideration Committee
Meremere 331