Information on how to apply for Special Consideration in Final Examinations is available on the Examinations page.
You can also contact AskOtago for more information:
Tel +64 3 479 7000 or 0800 80 80 98
Applications must be made within five calendar days of the last examination for which you are seeking Special Consideration. The Health Declaration is the primary document required for applications on medical grounds.
Candidates seeking special consideration for all programmes in Dentistry, Medical Laboratory Science, Medical Radiation Therapy, Medicine, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, and postgraduate programmes in Health Sciences should apply to the relevant department, school, or faculty office:
Candidates in all other programmes should apply via eVision:
It is also possible to apply for Special Consideration in Internal Assessment. This can be approved by the relevant head of department, and will normally only be granted where impairment is significant:
Special Consideration during the COVID-19 pandemic
As well as the usual circumstances for Special Consideration such as illness, the circumstances have been extended to cover significant technological failures during digital examinations or other severe disruptions arising from COVID-19.
Applications for Special Consideration due to COVID-19 are made through eVision in the usual way.