Your application for special consideration must be received within two working days of when your assessment is due.
After submitting your application you have up to five days to provide your supporting documentation (if you were unable to provide it at the time of submission).
The special consideration application flow chart shows the stages of applying for special consideration.
You must include supporting documents with your application. If you do not, it is unlikely that your application will be considered complete.
Establishing sufficient grounds for special consideration and providing supporting documentary evidence is your responsibility.
If you are applying on medical or psychological grounds you must ensure that you lodge a Special consideration impact assessment statement (PDF 53kb 1p), which must be completed by a qualified practitioner who is treating you for your condition (e.g. doctor, psychologist, counsellor).
It is acceptable to scan supporting documents and email or fax them (see below) in support of your application.
Scanners are available for student use at RMIT Library sites on Melbourne campuses.
For a faster turnaround of your complete application, please complete and submit a special consideration online application.
If you cannot submit an online application you must complete an Application for Special Consideration (PDF 457kb 5p).
You can lodge your completed form and supporting documents:
- in person, or by proxy, at the Hub (or at your local student administration office if you are studying outside Australia), or
- by email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or
- by fax: + 61 3 9925 8845 (please include a fax cover sheet with the following information: your name, student number, contact phone number and the total number of pages being faxed), or
- by post to the address below:
Special Consideration Unit
Note: Please remember that your application must be received within two working days of when your assessment is due.
If you are:
- applying for special consideration late (i.e. more than two days after the date your assessment was due), or
- submitting supporting documentation late (i.e. more than five days after you applied)
you need to include supporting documentation explaining why your application is late.
Unless you can demonstrate that the lateness was due to circumstances outside your control your application may be cancelled.
Not knowing about the requirements for special consideration in the Assessment: adjustment to assessment procedure does not constitute an exceptional circumstance for late submission.