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Special consideration for assessments

If exceptional circumstances will prevent or have prevented you from completing assessment tasks by the due date or attending exams you may request special consideration. Examples of exceptional circumstances:

  • Sudden illness or exacerbation of an existing illness
  • Illness/Death of a family member
  • Trauma
  • Being a victim of crime

Exceptional circumstances are considered to be unpredictable, unavoidable, and usually short-term and temporary. If you have a long-term illness, see the section on reasonable adjustments for disability below. Teachers should be contacted with requests at least 48 hours BEFORE the assessment due date, unless the issue has arisen after that point in time.

For more information on how to apply for special consideration go to the Student Forms page of the CIT website and view the Special Consideration for Assessments Procedure.