At some point during your qualification, your ability to attempt or prepare for an assessment may be seriously affected by exceptional circumstances beyond your control. If this happens, you can apply for special consideration for that assessment.
Exceptional circumstances can be due to medical or emotional/mental conditions, as well as bereavement, being a victim of crime, essential sporting or religious commitments, AUT-related commitments and other circumstances.
The specific requirements for your application will depend on the situation and are explained in the Special Consideration Application (SCA) form.
You must submit completed applications with supporting evidence no later than 5 working days from the assessment due date.
If you do not have a valid reason for missing the due date or have not notified the teaching department within the required time, you will receive a failing grade for your assignment or examination.
To apply for special consideration:
If the reason you give for your application is 'medical' or 'emotional/mental', you also need to provide a Student Impairment Report completed by a suitably qualified person.
For medical impairments, registered nurses at the AUT Student Medical Centre are able to complete the Student Impairment Report for your Special Consideration Application.
For emotional or mental impairments, there are suitably qualified staff within the Student Hub who can complete the Student Impairment Report (as well as all other professionals previously listed). If you want to speak to one of these designated staff regarding your Special Consideration Application, contact the Student Hub.
Student Counselling and Mental Health services are still available for appointments if you have urgent or ongoing needs for counselling and/or mental health support.
You can book an appointment with a Student Hub advisor using the AUT app. You can book an advisor to discuss disability support, Special Consideration Applications on emotional or mental health grounds, or financial assistance online. When you’ve selected the service, you’ll see a list of available times and days to book.