Before you apply
To apply for Special Consideration, the circumstances must have:
- been beyond your control
- impeded your ability to study or to meet subject requirements.
Types of Special Consideration
Approved Withdrawal from a subject
This applies if you need to withdraw from a subject after the Census Date but before grades are released for the session.
This applies if you can't complete your assignments, assessments or placements by the end of session because of illness or other circumstances.
This applies if you can't sit an official exam or your performance at an exam would be adversely affected because of illness or other circumstances.
Exemption from compulsory Residential School
You may be able to apply for an exemption from compulsory Residential School under certain circumstances.
Extensions on assignments
Your subject outline in Interact2 will outline the criteria for an extension on an assignment.
Types of issues and reasons you can apply
Short term issues during session chevron_right
Long term issues chevron_right
This includes issues:
- during session
- during the exam period
- that extend after the end of session.
To see if your circumstances are covered, view the Special Consideration Policy.
You can then complete and lodge the Application for Special Consideration. Your supporting documents must be attached.
If your request is due to illness, include the Charles Sturt University Medical Certificate [PDF] as supporting documentation if possible.
Reasons you can apply for special consideration chevron_right
- Medical reasons.
- Family/personal reasons - including death or severe medical or personal problems.
- Employment related reasons - such as a substantial change to routine employment arrangements or status.
- Administrative problems - such as the late receipt of teaching materials, enrolment errors or delays.
- Sporting or cultural commitments - where a student has been selected to participate in a state, national or international sporting or cultural event.
- Military commitments - where a student is a member of the armed forces involved in a compulsory exercise.
- Legal commitments - where a student is called for jury duty or is subpoenaed to attend a court, tribunal, etc.
- Other events that pose a major obstacle to the student proceeding satisfactorily with his or her studies.
Reasons you cannot apply for special consideration chevron_right
- Routine demands of employment.
- Difficulties adjusting to University life, to the self discipline needed to study effectively, and to the demands of academic work.
- Stress or anxiety normally associated with examinations, required assessment tasks or any aspect of course work.
- Routine need for financial support.
- Lack of knowledge of requirements of academic work.
- Demands of sport, clubs, and social or extra-curricular activity (other than selection for state, national or international sporting or cultural events).
- Difficulties with the English language during examinations.
Deadlines for submission
Apply for special consideration as soon as possible after the circumstances have occurred.