Aegrotat/Impaired Performance

Candidates who have been prevented by illness or injury from presenting themselves at any examination, or who consider that their performance in any examination has been seriously impaired by illness or injury may, on application and with the approval of the Vice-Chancellor, be granted a grade of pass under aegrotat consideration. Please note that application for an aegrotat may still result in a fail grade, if the candidate's overall course work was not deemed well above the minimum pass standard. For regulations please consult the Massey University Calendar.

To apply

  1. Download the form and complete it on-screen.  Aegrotat/Impaired performance consideration application (82 KB)
  2. Log in to your student homepage and click the Results and Exams tab.
  3. Click the Apply for aegrotat, impaired performance, exam script return and exam re-mark link.
  4. Select either of the aegrotat options from the Application Type.
  5. Select your course.
  6. Upload the document.
  7. Click Submit.

Applications must be submitted as soon as possible after the examination. If you are applying on medical grounds, you must visit a registered health professional within 7 days of the examination. The application must be received by the University within 14 days of the assessment. Do not apply for an Aegrotat/Impaired Performance consideration after you have received your examination results, as it is unlikely to be considered.

Supporting documentation such as medical certificates must be in English, or be accompanied by an official translation in English.


Please note that you cannot apply for Aegrotat or Impaired Performance for assignments. Aegrotat regulations require an assessment to be held at "a fixed time and place" for the assessment to be eligible for aegrotat or impaired performance consideration.

Attending a Funeral

If you were unable to sit your examination because you had to attend a funeral, please download and complete the Declaration of Attendance At a Funeral form, and upload it with your Aegrotat application.

More information

The following page contains more detailed information about Aegrotat / Impaired performance.

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