Aegrotat or compassionate consideration for exams

Apply if your personal circumstances are significantly affecting your exam performance or preparation.

Written test aegrotat and compassionate applications are handled separately. For more information, see Aegrotat or compassionate consideration for written tests

  • To receive an exam aegrotat or compassionate consideration, your coursework must be well above the minimum pass standard. 
  • An application must be completed no later than seven days after the effected exam. If more than one exam is effected an application should be completed no later than seven days after your last effected exam. 
  • Your exam should be attempted if at all possible. 
  • You must see a medical professional for them to complete the health declaration form, on the day of the effected exam. For more information, please see Required evidence for aegrotat and compassionate consideration applications

There is an application fee of $30 (to a maximum of $50) which is paid online as part of submitting your exam. 

Aegrotat consideration

If you are applying for aegrotat consideration ensure that your medical professional completes a health declaration form at your visit, on the day of the effected exam. You will need to upload this to your online application as part of your medical evidence. 

Compassionate consideration

For other personal misfortune such as family illness, bereavement, serious relationship or family issues, the evidence required with depend on your circumstances. For more information, see Required evidence for aegrotat and compassionate consideration applications.

Please note you cannot edit your application once it has been submitted. You don't need to apply prior to the exam.  

How to apply

This application process is for final exams held at the end of a semester or quarter only. To apply for a test, see Aegrotat or compassionate consideration for written tests

Aegrotat and compassionate consideration applications for final exams can be made online at aegrotat.auckland.ac.nz/apply.

If you need some guidance on making an online application for an aegrotat or compassionate consideration, please refer to the Student User Guide. 

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