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You can apply if you have experienced critical personal circumstances or illness that arose very recently which you think impaired your performance in a scheduled assessment. Critical personal circumstances are circumstances which have a profound effect on your ‘normal' functioning. The effect will usually be in terms of your ability to concentrate, think clearly or put aside strong emotion for the duration of the assessment or a significant proportion of the study period. A more comprehensive definition, including examples, is provided in the Glossary of the University Calendar.
You cannot apply if you think you were impaired because:
Your application is first assessed by administrative staff to check it meets the rules. It will be declined if it
Your application is then sent to academic staff who determine whether your mark or result can be changed. Whether your grade can be changed depends on how well you did in other assessments during the year in that course, so the application may not be considered until the end of the academic year. Your performance in other courses is not considered.
You will receive a notification of the outcome through the portal. This might not be until the end of the semester examination period.
If you believe that you have sustained academic disadvantage as a result of impaired performance consideration, you may appeal once in writing to the Academic Board or its delegate (normally the Chief Examiner of the relevant College) within 4 weeks of the release of the final grade for the course.
For the complete regulations please consult the Massey University Calendar.
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Last updated on Wednesday 27 November 2019