Aegrotat or compassionate consideration

For exams or tests conducted under exam conditions.

Apply if your personal circumstances are significantly affecting your exam or test performance or preparation or are unable to sit the exam or test.

End of Semester Examinations - Qualifying Criteria

  • You must have been prevented from sitting the exam or consider that your preparation for and/or performance in the exam was seriously impaired
  •  Your circumstances must be temporary (i.e. 2 weeks prior to exam date), unforeseen, exceptional and beyond your control
  • You must provide evidence/documentation to support your application
  • You must sit your exams if at all possible
  • Your work needs to be well above the minimum pass standard (normally a C+ or better) in all coursework, including any written tests
  • You must submit your application with the evidence no later than seven days after the exam date. If you are applying for multiple exams, no later than seven days after the last exam date
  • You must pay the application fee of $30 per exam (maximum $50 per application)
    Note: The administration fees for Covid-19 related applications for aegrotat and compassionate consideration for tests and examinations in Semester Two will be waived for Semester Two.

In-Semester Tests - Qualifying Criteria

  • You must have been prevented from sitting the test or consider that your preparation for and/or performance in the test was seriously impaired 
  • Your circumstances must be temporary (i.e. 2 weeks prior to test date), unforeseen, exceptional and beyond your control
  • You must provide evidence/documentation to support your application 
  • You must have attempted the test if at all possible 
  • The test must count for a percentage of the marks awarded for the course 
  • You must submit the application with the evidence no later than seven days after the test date
  • You must pay the application fee of $10 per test 
    Note: The administration fees for Covid-19 related applications for aegrotat and compassionate consideration for tests and examinations in Semester Two will be waived for Semester Two

Update 16 October: All courses should now be available on the online portal. Please use this to apply. 

Evidence/Document Requirements

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 affected exam or test. You will need to upload this to your online application as part of your medical evidence.

If you are applying for compassionate consideration for other personal misfortune such as family illness, bereavement, serious relationship or family issues, the evidence will 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. 

How to apply

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

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

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