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Deferred Examination Application

This is an application for a deferred examination to be used by UC Canberra (Bruce), Queensland, Sydney and Melbourne students only, who were unable to sit an examination in the final examination period. Students from offshore campuses should contact your local student administration for assistance with deferred exams.

It is recommended that students read the deferred exam section of the Assessment Policy.

If students need assistance with submitting this application please contact or visit the Student Centre or email

For applications submitted more than three (3) working days after the examination - A statutory declaration needs to be attached detailing the reason(s) why the applicant could not submit the application on time.  Applications lodged after the due submission date will be considered only if circumstances made it impossible for the application to be lodged before, or immediately after, the original examination (for example, where an ongoing serious illness exists).

Please note:

  • A separate application is required for each unit/exam that needs to be deferred
  • The required eligibility for deferring an exam criteria must be met in order for the application to be approved. Submitting an application is not a guarantee of approval.
  • Students may only defer the examination for a unit once.
  • Any approved deferred examinations must be sat during the next examination period.

The results release dates and dates for each examination period are available on the Principal Dates Calendar for the Academic Year.

Online Deferred Exam Application form

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