Special Consideration

If you, or anyone you know, is experiencing extenuating circumstances which are impacting student’s ability to perform well during an assessment or exam then applying for ‘special consideration’ is highly recommended.

ANU defines extenuating circumstances as circumstances which are unpredictable and unavoidable. Examples of extenuating circumstances are:

  • an unexpected illness or exacerbation of an existing illness
  • the illness/death of a family member
  • trauma
  • misadventure
  • being a victim of crime.

Application for special consideration allows the marker of the assessment to make necessary adjustments to the marks,assessment requirements and the due date; depending on the nature of circumstances the student is experiencing.

The application can be made via ISIS (manage my degree tab) within 3 business days of the assessment due date. ANU has shared more details on the process on their website. If you are not sure about any step of the process, do not hesitate to contact ANUSA student assistance team at sa.assistance@anu.edu.au.


We acknowledge the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which ANUSA operates.
We recognise the continuing connection to lands, waters, and communities of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
We pay our respect to Elders, past and present, and commit to standing with our first nations people.

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